Style

Noun: How one presents himself to the world. Also see Swagger.

On your wedding day, you will be photographed more than any other day in your life.

You want to look back at your wedding photos in years to come and think to yourself…”Yep, nailed it!” right from the top of your expertly styled “scissor-smith” hair down to your shoes.

Here are some tips to ensure you find the perfect balance between rugged manliness and clean-cut class.

 Hell Yes!

+ Pick a suit you feel comfortable in.

+ Add your personality with cufflinks, socks, ties, handkerchiefs, hats or tie pins, but remember that sometimes less is more and you don’t have to all match.

+ Make sure you “wear in” your wedding shoes.

+ Don’t get dressed too early.
If it’s a sweltering hot day leave your jacket off until it is almost time for the ceremony.

+ Make sure at least one person in your bridal party knows how to tie a tie.

+ Ensure all the little stitches are un-picked in the tails of the jackets and the pockets.

+ Pack a spare shirt! You will feel a million bucks if you have a fresh shirt to change into for the reception especially If it is a super-hot day and you have been at Noosa beach or running through paddocks in Maleny for 2 hours getting photos.

+ Ensure your button hole is attached correctly which is straight up and down.
WTF is a Button hole?
They are the little flowers attached to your jacket lapel, sometimes the fathers of the groom/ bride will also be given one to wear.

+ Smell good! Smell is the sense most closely linked to memory and emotion so wear the cologne that drives her crazy!

+ Have your say on what matters to you.
You probably couldn’t care less about what napkin fold or flowers you’re having on the table – but when it comes to “men’s style” speak up.
It is your day too.

 Hell No!

Bulky Pockets.
Give your sunglasses/phone/keys to someone to mind for you.
You don’t want to see the unusual outline of your iPhone in your pants pockets for all your wedding photos.

Don’t buy online.
Poor sizing can make you look like a 16-year-old dressed up in his dad’s suit off to the year 10 formal.
And inferior quality can result in ripped pants…Enough said!

Brightly coloured safari suits.
Not the time to do your best Austin Powers impersonation.
Leave the brightly coloured suits to someone else.

Ankle/white socks – just no!
The only person who successfully pulled this look off was Michael Jackson.

White Shoes with dark suits.
What the hell were they thinking? – “Mate you are the Groom not a pimp!”

No Denim.
I guarantee you no matter how “comfortable” your mate might be feeling wearing his very best Levis, there will be a few of your guests, especially the older ones and your BRIDE that will not be impressed.
Save your mate the embarrassment, and tell him from the get go, wearing jeans to your wedding is NOT okay.