Groom’s Guide to a Magical Winter Wedding
Winter is a wonderful time for a wedding. Clear blue skies; a delicate frosting of snow; a jovial festive atmosphere — there are so many reasons to choose a winter wedding. But with so much riding on the big day, getting it right can feel a little overwhelming.
As the groom of the wedding, you’re centre stage and it’s partially your job to ensure that everything goes smoothly. You are the host, after all. Of course, when it comes to what to wear to a winter wedding, many of the same rules apply: make sure that you’re dressed to match the colour scheme, opt a well-made tailor-fitted suit and don’t hit the bar before the “I dos”, etcetera, etcetera. However, alongside these rules are some seasonally specific ones to bear in mind when planning the big day.
In this post, we break down our top tips to ensure that your winter wedding is as perfect as it deserves to be.
Dress for the Weather: What to Wear to Your Winter Wedding
Imagine you’re in the church waiting for your partner to walk down the aisle. It’s the most important day of your life — the moment you’ve been waiting for — but your concentration is faltering because you’re fighting back the cold with every sharp intake of breath. Winter is cold, obviously. So dress for it. A white linen suit may look great, but if your skin is all goosepimpled and your lips chattering, it’s hard to really pull it off. Instead, opt for hardier fabrics like tweed. Not only is tweed a timeless fabric with buckets of sartorial history, but it’s also a practical choice. Water resistant, flexible and insulated, you’ll look calm and collected standing at the altar. Our Grey Blue Prince of Wales Tweed three-piece is a regal option. Made from the highest quality wool blend and finished with a modern slim fit and heritage design, you’ll be sure to wow your partner.
We know that you’ll want to show off your dapper wedding suit, but don’t be afraid to cover up before the I dos and during the in-between bits. A well-made tailor-fitted overcoat looks sharp and will keep you warm. Our Grey Cashmere Coat is just the ticket. As soft and comfortable as it is sharp and stylish, this coat will keep the frost at bay while helping you look dapper. Think of your overcoat as part of the ensemble, not an unwelcome guest.
Schedule Your Photo Ops Inside
Choreographing wedding guests to achieve stunning and carefully posed photos is crucial. After all, you want to remember your big day for the rest of your life and your photos will be integral to that. And while no one can blame you for wanting a luscious wintry backdrop, forcing your partner and guests to endure hours of standing around in the freezing cold is bound to ruffle some feathers. Instead, opt to have only a few people in the pictures outside and take the rest inside. Taking your pictures inside is a great way to showcase all those flowers and decorations you dolled out on, and if you’re desperate for a wintry backdrop, simply position your guests in front of a window. Trust us — everyone will thank you for this one!
Don’t Get Cold Feet
Most grooms will experience the proverbial “cold feet”. It’s natural — getting married is a big milestone, so you’re bound to get nervous. The key is not to let cold feet become a physical affliction. Wear warm socks and sturdy shoes. Can you imagine anything worse than accompanying your partner down the aisle and slipping onto your bottom in front of your closest friends and family — and not to mention your partner’s, too? Get shoes with a good grip — there are plenty of brogues out there designed with slippery surfaces in mind, and a pair of woollen socks also wouldn’t go amiss.
Embrace the Wintry Aesthetic
The season during which you choose to have your wedding will dictate the general vibe and, possibly, the theme. A summer wedding feels very different from a winter wedding, just as autumn nuptials will differ from spring. But this gives you a great opportunity to really embrace the unique qualities of the season. Consider seasonal colours and influences in everything from your decorations and suit stylings to your food and flowers. For a cool take on the winter season, pick icy blues, glittering silvers and frosty whites, like in our Silver Knotted tie or Grey Paisley Tie and Pocket Square. For a warmer look, opt for the ruby reds, dark greens and regal golds in our Red Floral Tie, Bow Tie and Pocket Square, and Gold Knot Cufflinks.
Wondering what to wear to a winter wedding? Keep these tips in mind and you’re sure to have the wedding of your dreams. Browse our full collection of exquisite tweed suits and accessories and get the ultimate Groom look.