Summer weddings are massively popular, and for good reason! The weather is glorious and everyone is in the party mood — however, as the temperatures soar your groom may feel a little hot under the collar in his wedding suit. We explore ways to keep cool whilst still looking smart and stylish.
Luckily for men marrying in the summer, the rustic trend is still massively popular, and the laidback style works perfectly in warmer weather.
Deconstruct the classic groomswear look by opting for trousers and a vest with a smart shirt, as opposed to a stuffy suit jacket and tie. A bowtie adds a cute quirky twist to the look, and rolled up sleeves keep it casual.
Linen Wedding Suits
When you’re marrying in a hot climate, particularly if the wedding is taking place outdoors, you want to be dressed comfortably in a breathable fabric. If you still want your groom to be dressed traditionally, consider a linen wedding suit. Linen is lightweight and will help your groom to stay cool at your summer wedding. If your wedding is taking place at the beach, consider a linen wedding suit in neutral shades, or opt for darker colours if you’re having a more formal wedding.
Blue wedding suits are really having a moment right now, and they are ideal for a summer wedding! A bright blue wedding suit adds a fun and fresh twist to a man’s wedding look, and also allows him to double up as your ‘something blue’. Deeper blue shades are a more conservative take on the look, whilst lighter shades will add a retro twist. Blue groomswear also works really well when mixed with other colours, as it really makes them pop. Bear this in mind if you’re planning a summer wedding with a bright and bold colour scheme.
Essential Accessories for the Summer Groom
To help your groom stay stylish, and beat the heat, we’ve compiled a list of summer groomswear inspiration full of essentials.
A straw trilby will help to shield your groom’s head from the sun, and add to your rustic, country theme. We love the floral band on this one, from Spicetag.
If your groom is wearing a blue wedding suit, a blue toned buttonhole will work perfectly — this one from SweetpeaandIvy would look amazing with a blue suit.
Alternatively, if your wedding has a rustic theme then the dried floral buttonhole from LindenFlowers would work.
Bowties are essential at any wedding with a vintage or rustic theme — this one from CarolynnRedwineGeer features on trend burlap and vintage inspired florals!
Finally a blue wedding suit, or a lighter toned linen suit, works well with a bold pop of colour. This coral toned tie from TieObsessed will look gorgeous at a summer wedding!
For more groomswear ideas, visit our groomswear inspiration gallery.