If you’re not a keen shopper at the best of times, now is the time to ask for help. It will be more fun, less stressful and will help prevent any bad buys.
1. Set a realistic budget and stick to it.
2. Start your shopping early, especially if you are having garments made or altered. Tailors require a lot of warning, and alterations take time.
3.Don’t rush into anything. Read lots of magazines, but if you haven’t been inspired, consult a professional.
4. Get accurately measured for everything.
5. Don’t go for tight-fitting wedding clothes. They may look cool, but will be pretty uncomfortable during the reception feast.
6. Ask your bride for details about her dress so you can coordinate your outfit with hers.
7. Consider your suit hire options. Alongside traditional suits, there are lounge suits, and dress suits with longer-style jackets. But make sure you’re comfortable.
8. A morning suit is usually black in the morning and grey in the afternoon.
9. Dinner suits and black ties are normally reserved for formal evening weddings.
10. If you’re wearing a cravat, a high-necked waistcoat will keep the cravat tucked in.
Photography by Danelle Bohane