Getting married abroad: A groom's guide to purchasing a suit

November 3, 2017


Traditionally, men get off light when it comes to choosing their outfit for a wedding – or so it seems. In fact, many grooms find choosing the perfect suit for their wedding ceremony abroad to be a daunting task.

It needn’t be – follow these four handy hints and find your ideal suit for the big day.


Lightweight and breathable

If you’re getting married abroad, the first thing you need to consider when choosing a suit is the fabric. Mediterranean countries like Cyprus are famous for their hot temperatures – indeed, it’s part of their appeal for destination weddings – so it’s essential to choose a fabric that’s both light and breathable. Linen is a popular choice for hot weather, as are lightweight wool mixes and cotton.



Choose light shades

The traditional colours for the bridegroom are black, dark grey, or dark green and, whilst a classic look, these dark shades will absorb the heat of the sun on a hot Cyprus beach. An alternative might be light blue, or light grey, which still retains that smart, formal look, but which will keep you feeling cooler and more comfortable.

Dress in Layers

Whilst the traditional three-piece suit might prove too hot for a ceremony on the beach, we offer access to a range of wedding venues, including an Anglican chapel, where this style is more appropriate, so you needn’t avoid the classic look. If beach weddings are more your thing, why not remove a layer or two, and go for an open collar, or even do away with the suit jacket? There’s no rule saying you can’t be less formal in your attire and still look the part on your big day. The choices are endless.



Complement your bride

No, not compliment (we hope that goes without saying), but complement. Discuss the matter with your wife-to-be, let her compare the colour and the cut of your suit to ensure it will go well with her dress. Whether formal or casual, it’s important that you’re both on the same page.

We hope this has given you some ideas for choosing your suit for your wedding day. Get in touch with us today for more information on our wedding packages, and see how we can help you with the rest of your wedding in Cyprus.

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