A recent survey conducted by Gallup found that over 10% of all LGBT adults in the United States are married to a partner of the same sex. With same-sex marriage on the rise, you might be considering a wedding with your same-sex partner. It’s the perfect way to express your unconditional love and loyalty towards your partner. To ensure your wedding is everything you’ve ever dreamed of, though, you’ll need to choose the right suit. Only then will you be able to create a picture-perfect appearance in which to exchange vows and say “I do.”
Talk to Your Partner
First and foremost, you should talk to your partner to discuss your wedding attire. There are a few ways to approach suits for a same-sex wedding, one of which is to wear matching suits. In other words, you and your partner will wear the exact same suit. A second approach, however, is to wear coordinating suits that don’t necessarily match but feature a cohesive appearance when placed or worn together. And a third solution is to wear completely different suits. You wear a suit in one style, while your partner wears a suit in a completely different suit.
So, which option should you choose? It really depends on you and your partner’s preference. Some same-sex couples prefer to wear matching, while others prefer to wear coordinating suits or completely different suits. The choice is entirely up to you and your partner. Before you start shopping for a suit, talk to your partner to find out which option he prefers. Only after you’ve made a decision should you begin shopping for a suit (or suits).
Choose a Seasonally Appropriate Fabric
When choosing a suit for your same-sex wedding, consider the type of fabric from which it’s made and whether or not it’s appropriate for the season. If you’re getting married during the winter, for example, you may want to choose a wool suit because of the fabric’s superior level of warmth. Wool is both soft and thick, making it ideal for winter weather. On the other hand, if you’re getting married during the spring or summer, you may want to choose a lighter, more cooler suit fabric like cotton or linen. Both cotton and linen suits are incredibly cool thanks to their lightweight composition. You can wear them all day long during the spring or summer without getting hot.
Stick With the Same Fabric for Both Suits
You and your partner don’t have to necessarily wear the same suit when getting married — or even wear coordinating suits for that matter — but you should wear the same fabric. If you’re planning to wear a linen suit, your partner should wear a linen suit. Mixing up different suit fabrics looks awkward while offering little or no aesthetic value to you and your partner’s appearance. By wearing a suit in the same fabric as your partner’s suit, the two of you will look more stylish together, allowing for better wedding pictures.
Purchase Your Suit, Don’t Rent It
With the average cost of a wedding now totaling over $25,000, you may assume that renting your suit is a good way to save money on your upcoming ceremony. However, renting a suit is usually a bad idea for several reasons. First, you may struggle to find a suit in your size when looking at rental shops. Second, you really don’t know what type of damage or defects a used suit has until you wear it, in which case it could be too late to change your suit. Third, you can often purchase a custom, high-quality suit for the same price — or even less in some cases — than the cost of renting a suit.
Here at StudioSuits, we offer a large selection of high-end custom suits at unbeatable prices. After selecting your suit, you can provide us with your body measurements, which we’ll use to create a fitted suit that’s designed specifically for your body. There’s no easier or better way to find the perfect suit for your same-sex wedding.
Choose a Necktie or Bow Tie
You have one of two options when accessorizing your suit for a same-sex wedding: You can wear a necktie or bow tie. A tie is an essential accessory for a suit. It defines your neckline while introducing new colors into your outfit. So, should you wear a necktie or bow tie on your wedding day?
Bow ties are typically considered more formal than neckties. They are often associated with black-tie events, making them an excellent choice for your wedding attire. With that said, it’s perfectly fine to wear a necktie instead. Neckties aren’t quite as formal as bow ties, but they’ll still take your style up a notch to create a more formal and attractive appearance on your wedding day. Keep in mind, though, that you and your partner should wear the same type of tie. If you’re going to wear a necktie, your partner should wear a necktie as well. But if you’re going to wear a bow tie, your partner should wear a bow tie instead.
Coordinate Your Footwear
It’s a good idea to coordinate your footwear with that of your partner’s footwear on your wedding day. Regardless of what type of suit you and your partner wear, you should both wear coordinating footwear. If your shoes don’t match your partner’s shoes, it may create awkward-looking pictures on your wedding day. To prevent this from happening, coordinate your footwear with that of your partner’s by wearing matching shoes or footwear.
Accessorize With a Pocket Square
In addition to a necktie or bow tie, you and your partner can also accessorize your suits with a pocket square. Consisting of a small rectangular- or square-shaped piece of fabric, pocket squares don’t serve any functional purposes. Rather, they are used strictly for styling purposes. You simply fold the pocket square and then tuck it inside the breast pocket of your suit jacket.