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Suits for spring

Ah, the groom - he gets a good and a bad deal when it comes to his wedding. He may be almost exempt from decision-making (our real bride Liz was surprised when Paul wanted an input in "almost everything"!), they are expected to suit up and boot up for the day, when the idea of wearing a suit may be anathema to them.

Think carefully about your groom; this is his day too, and you want him to feel as special and important in his outfit as you do in yours - especially since there will be far fewer people fawning over his wedding attire! There is a whole host of options for him to choose from, and the traditional three-piece suit needn't be a non-negotiable factor in your wedding.

This suiting option is a great alternative to your old-school three-piece suit. It has all the elements - pants, waistcoat and formal jacket - with none of the stuffiness. The check shirt adds a little whimsy (and would be perfect for an outdoor wedding), while the bowtie nods to tradition without being too straight-laced.

Zara Man is a firm favorite of Dreamwedding's for tailoring - prices aren't too high and cuts are good (although perhaps not if your groom is in any way a gym buff; these are fairly slim fit). As you can see, this groom has forgone his tie and opted for a pair of almost-sneakers that just about get over the line because they're brown leather. We'd recommend confiscating his cell, though!

This Canali suit is a great option if you're not big on compromise; it's a fairly straightforward choice (no waistcoat, though!) but in a bright, summery color that's a little more appropriate for a celebration like yours than for an office environment (which may be one of his concerns). Be warned, though: Canali is the ultimate in bespoke tailoring, and this suit will set you back about the price of a decent wedding gown. The upshot? Unlike your gown, he'll definitely wear his Canali suit again!


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