Your choice of wedding suit colour is likely to be determined by your features as opposed to any inspiration you may have had having seen an advert or that perfect suit at a friend’s wedding.

Your size, colouring, and even your personality can often suggest that the suit colour you had in your mind simply isn’t the one for you. Imagine that you are a fair haired mid-30’s groom built on the more plump side. Will a cream suit really work? It really depends on you, but I think that you can imagine how that may work out.

Groom Wearing Light Blue Suit

Groom Wearing Charcoal Grey Suit

Groom Wearing Blue/Grey Suit

Now of course the question was which colour of suit should you go for? As well as your own preference, the wedding colour scheme or the bridesmaids’ dress colours can determine this. Again, the suit colour you have in your mind may seem perfect, but it could clash horribly with the overall theme. For example, a brighter, more electric or French navy is a lovely suit colour, but I find it can often clash, and it can certainly dilute the typical accessory colour.

Groom and Best Man Wearing Light Brown Check Suit

Groom Wearing Light Grey Suit

Groom Wearing Brown Suit

Groom Wearing Navy Blue Suit

Choosing a light colour suit such as a summer weight silver grey or indeed a darker suit will often help accentuate your required accessory colour. Yet another curve ball.

Groomsmen Wearing Black Suits

Groom Wearing Grey Check Suit

Groom Wearing Pale Blue Suit

If this makes you think “crikey, I just want to go out and buy a suit”, then do just that, but consider these other areas first. Before committing to hundreds of pounds on a suit, why not search out a professional formal wear specialist? Here you should be able to benefit from some expert advice and to try on a multitude of suits and accessories to help you in your quest.

Guest post by Stephen Bishop

Images from…

Light Blue: Lovestruck Photography

Charcoal Grey: Rachel Joyce Photography

Blue/Grey: Andrea de Gabriel Photography

Light Brown Check: Martin Beddall

Light Grey: Albert Palmer Photography

Brown: Lemontree Photography

Navy Blue: Honeydew Moments

Black: Alejandro Sandoval

Grey Check: Tom Biddle Design and Photography

Pale Blue: Fiona Kelly Photography