Gentleman’s wedding checklist
Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A bespoke suit tailored perfectly to you provides unparalleled confidence for your wedding.
At Charles Campbell we guide you through the process of designing your suit so that it matches your personal style and the theme of your day perfectly.
Once that’s in hand, here’s a checklist of what else you need to remember on the big day.
- Keep your accessories simple. You might want to take some colour inspiration from the day, though not too much. For a considered and co-ordinated look, you could use a complementing hue in either your tie, socks or pocket square and stop there.
- If you are having a buttonhole, keep it small & simple and take inspiration from the bride’s bouquet. If not, then add a pocket square.
- Choose some cufflinks if you are wearing a french cuff or double cuff. A tie bar or pin is a nice touch too.
- Get the right shoes for your suit. Wear your new shoes at least a week before the big day, to break them in and ensure they are comfortable. Make sure they are well polished.
- Make sure your shirt is laundered and perfectly pressed, and consider collar stiffeners.
- Get a haircut a week before.
- Purchase gifts to thank your best man and other key members of your party. Cufflinks or a tie bar go down well.
On the day
- Be mindful of the time and have an itinerary handy so you know exactly where you need to be and when.
- Allow plenty of time for a hot shower, a close shave or beard trim and grooming to look your best.
- Remember to eat a good breakfast and keep hydrated. Keep alcohol to a minimum until after the ceremony.
- Arrange to have a wedding gift or love token delivered to your bride before the ceremony to show how much you care and help them shake off any pre-wedding jitters.
- Give out your thank you gifts to your groom’s party.
- Remember the rings. Place them in your pocket to entrust to your best man some time before the ceremony.
- Avoid loading your pockets with your phone, keys, or mints to keep your suit looking its best. Get someone else to keep them for you, especially for the photos.
- One of your final responsibilities of the day will be to give a thank you toast, to simply thank and express your love to everyone who came. Be sure to thank parents, the wedding party, guests who travelled long distances to be there, and anyone key to making the day happen.