Winter weddings can look stunning and feel magical, but the winter weather conditions can be a problem when choosing what to wear. You’ll need to consider your choice of suit colour and fabric to ensure you’re not shivering on the special day. Especially if you plan on posing outdoors for the wedding photos or the ceremony is taking place in a large, draughty venue.
Whether you’re attending a formal black tie event or a casual daytime winter wedding, we’ve put together this guide with the best winter wedding suit ideas to ensure a timeless look on the wedding day.
What to wear for a winter wedding as a man?
When choosing your perfect winter wedding suit, the fabric is more important than the colour. You’ll want to opt for a warm fabric like wool, tweed, flannel or cashmere to keep you warm and toasty during the special event.
When choosing the perfect winter wedding suit, it’s also important to consider the wedding venue and location. For example, a traditional tweed suit might look more at home in a country manor venue than a modern one.
What colour suit for a winter wedding?
Darker-coloured suits will generally look more at home during a winter wedding than light or bright colours. Classic suit colours like black, grey or navy are always a solid choice. However, if it’s a semi-informal event or you want to stand out from the crowd, burgundy, brown, or forest green suits can help you look stylish and winter wedding-appropriate.
Below, we’ll go over some of our favourite winter wedding suit options.
1. Traditional tweed
A traditional tweed suit is the perfect choice for a rustic winter wedding. But don’t be put off from tweed for a modern wedding! More modern tweed styles and colours look just as good during these celebrations too.
Made using heavyweight wool, a tweed suit is guaranteed to keep you cosy during any cold-weather event.
A dark tweed shade is the most classic choice for a winter wedding, perhaps with a herringbone weave for added texture and interest. Pale blues and greys can also work if you’re looking for a more unusual winter wedding guest outfit.
2. Classic black
You can never go wrong with a classic black suit; a winter wedding is no exception. Keep it monochromatic with a black necktie or bow tie for formal occasions, or mix it up with a more colourful tie and pocket square combination at less formal events.
If you’ve been invited to a black-tie wedding during winter, a black dinner jacket (or tuxedo) is a must. Check out our guide to wedding tuxedos for more advice on black tie dress code and etiquette.
3. Striking silver
This highly versatile colour works beautifully at winter weddings due to its icy nature. A silver wedding suit looks gorgeous paired with blue or plum accessories for a stunning winter wedding outfit that’s sure to turn heads.
4. Go for grey
Grey is an excellent alternative to silver, especially for more informal weddings. Keep your look clean with a white shirt and deep blue or red accessories. If you’re a wedding guest, a grey suit also looks elegant paired with a light blue shirt for a slightly less formal look.
5. Timeless check
If you’re looking for a bolder and braver look for a winter wedding, why not consider a checked suit?
A classic Glen check will ensure a timeless look, while a simpler Graph check is a more modern choice. If you’re opting for a plainer checked suit, like grey, brighten it up with richly coloured accessories, but if you’re going all out on the check, choose simple accessories and let your checked suit be the star of the show!
6. Navy blue
A dark, navy or midnight blue suit is the perfect choice for an evening winter wedding. It’s an incredibly versatile colour that works with most colour schemes and is ideal if you’re not keen on black or grey but still want to keep things traditional. A blue three-piece suit looks stunning paired with a crisp white shirt, a matching waistcoat, and a burgundy tie.
7. Bold burgundy
This festive colour makes it a great choice for winter weddings close to Christmas. It is a bold choice for a wedding suit, so it works better for the groom than for guests. A double-breasted burgundy suit works well with subtle grey or dark accessories to keep the focus on the suit.
8. Dark green
Dark green is another perfect colour if you’re aiming for a bold look. It’s a fresh and natural colour linked to the festive season. It looks smart paired with a dark-coloured tie, such as brown or black, for a crisp, formal look.
How Phillip Alexander can help
If you’ve been invited to a winter wedding, choosing the right suit can be a real challenge. The best way to ensure you don’t look out of place is to get help from an experienced master tailor.
At Phillip Alexander, we’re experts at dressing gentlemen – we’ve been doing it since 1876. With two locations – Wilmslow and Savile Row – , we specialise in crafting luxury, handmade jackets, shirts, and trousers. When you purchase one of our bespoke suits, you’re also purchasing our years of experience and expert styling advice. We’ll happily work with you to design and create your perfect winter wedding suit!
Our bespoke suit service offers you an unparalleled, once-in-a-lifetime tailoring experience. This is the best choice for grooms who want to look their absolute best on their big day.
Phillip Alexander’s team of expert tailors will handcraft your bespoke suit in a process that involves numerous fittings and consultations to ensure we get it right.
We also offer made to measure suits, which are the perfect choice if you want a quality, well-fitting suit but don’t have the time or budget for a bespoke service. Our made to measure process uses a mixture of machine work and handcraft, so your suit is ready in less than two months, perfect if you have a rapidly approaching wedding to attend!
If you’re attending a winter wedding but don’t want to purchase your own suit, our luxury tailored suit hire is the perfect solution. All our tailored hire suits include several fittings to ensure they fit perfectly for the special occasion. Plus, you’ll still get styling advice and guidance from our master tailor to help you choose the perfect winter wedding suit.
If you want to know more about what we offer, book an in-person or telephone consultation to get one step closer to your dream winter wedding suit!