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Planning a wedding? Prepare to rip up the rule book.

There is no right way to mark your big day; whether you go large and traditional or small and exclusive, make it spectacular with DAVID E. WHITE.

Perhaps you already know everything there is to know about buying a suit. Buying your wedding suit, though, is a whole new ball game. Choosing the right outfit is a key part of planning your big day,

read on for our top tips on what to think about and how to go about it.

Plan Ahead

A couple of things should be considered when deciding how many months before your wedding you should buy a suit. Firstly, do you foresee any changes to your measurements? It sounds obvious, but it’s worth remembering that if you’re planning to hit the gym and bulk or shred, a suit you buy now might not work by the big day.


“It sounds obvious, but it’s worth remembering that if you’re planning to hit the gym and bulk or shred, a suit you buy now might not work by the big day”

Secondly, are you buying a custom suit or off-the-rack? If something custom is what you desire, you should allocate around three months from your initial appointment. For off-the-rack, two months in advance of your wedding is a good rule of thumb, but it’s worth factoring in some leeway for any adjustments that may be needed. We offer comp entry alterations on all regular-priced garments with our in-house tailor. 


Timeless Elegance Meets Modern Flair 

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When it comes to weddings, the focus is often on the bride and her stunning dress. However, men's fashion is not to be overlooked, as grooms and groomsmen play an equally important role in creating a stylish and cohesive wedding aesthetic.

Think Dress Code

When shopping for your wedding suit, front of mind should be the type of wedding you’re planning.

Question: Are you buying a suit for a modern wedding or something more traditional? There are fewer rules around modern weddings, and formal dress codes may be next to non-existent. If this is the case, our Paul Betenly Collection may be the perfect fit for your day. By contrast, traditional weddings often come with a formal, black-tie or black-tie ‘invited’ dress code.

At black-tie weddings, tuxedos reign supreme. Previously, you may have opted for something with a sheen finish. As a groom, however, matte fabrics (with the requisite satin trim) will be your best friend – these won’t reflect the flash of a camera and make for stronger wedding photography. But tuxedos aren’t the only option for a formal wedding. The somewhat ambiguous black-tie ‘invited’ or ‘optional’ dress code allows some flexibility. In this scenario, a smart dinner jacket with matching trousers are perfectly suited for grooms, groomsmen, and guests alike.

Align with Your Colour Scheme

The final nuance – and one that’s specific to your wedding day – is to coordinate your outfit with your colour scheme and location. Such factors will likely be nailed down by the time you’re shopping for your groom’s suit, giving you a point of reference around which to work. Florals and table settings are the key indicators of colour schemes. This doesn’t mean wearing rose pink from head to foot – unless you want to, of course. It’s all in the detail. If you’ve decided against a floral boutonniere, consider wearing a pink pocket square or tie to bring a more classic suit into line. But colour isn’t the only thing to factor in. Remember: location, location, location! Is it a countryside wedding? Tweed could be your answer. Or perhaps you’ve booked a destination wedding in a warmer climate, in which case breathable linen suits are cool in every respect. Ultimately, your wedding is unique to you – and your tailoring should follow suit.

Schedule An Appointment

We invite you to book an appointment with one of our wedding specialists.

At DAVID E. WHITE we take pride in providing a personal experience, and ensure that you and your wedding party looks elegant and stylish on your big day.

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