It can be not easy to stand out while dressing down when you choose a relaxed wedding. “I have heard a lot of grooms state that they prefer something laid-back or casual, but I have never heard anyone claim that they are not concerned about what they wear on their wedding day. Pillai says that there’s a big difference between the two and that it should be addressed. I use this saying all the time. You want someone who has never seen the pictures in ten or twenty years to be able to identify the groom. “I recommend that you ‘dress down’ your groomsmen to achieve this,” continues the wedding consultant. Pillai says that before he gets into specifics, the most important thing to do is “stay true to you, your partner, and the spirit behind your marriage.” He concludes, “Above all else, you will look fantastic if you follow this advice.”
Men can express their individuality through their clothing. Colors and styles are more important than materials to set the tone of formality. Pillai says that “themes, formality and season should be at the forefront of your mind.”
It is important to know the different types of materials available as they can affect your overall appearance. Even when aiming for a casual appearance, formalwear is usually made of a few tested materials. The traditional choice for suits is worsted-wool. Pillai says that worsted is “wool spun finely and smoothly.” Most business suits are made of worsted. Woolens are still a favorite, as well as linens and velvets. Pillai says that most people who buy a woolen suit are looking for tweed in a classic British style or a check or herringbone design. Velvet can be a bold, rich fabric. “Velvet is a fabric that has a cool, mysterious feel to it. It could suit the style of any woman.
Flowers have been used as symbols throughout history. They are not only associated with weddings but also in texts, art, and literature. The tradition of incorporating flowers in weddings is a long-standing one, dating back to ancient times when brides carried bundles to symbolize their fertility.
Since then, bouquets have replaced bundles, and the meanings of the flowers have changed. They no longer reflect the archaic value of childbearing but rather the love between a couple. If you allow it, the value of nuance in your flowers will continue to grow. Wallington and Mansfield know that this may not be relevant to modern couples. “We like to keep some traditions, and flowers add grace and beauty both to the ceremony and reception. Flowers are a big part of our weddings.”
Linen is the perfect choice for the laid-back groom who wants to add some class to his wedding. Pillai says that linen is light, elegant, and effortlessly cool. It’s a more lightweight fabric with a summery feel. It’s also not as precious to use linen as wool. “I think that’s why it has become the fabric of choice for those who are laid-back and easy-going,” says he.
The material itself doesn’t matter that much, says Pillai. Consider the type of event that you want to create, and then make your decision.
Color Me Beautiful
The expert suggests that you should focus more on the colors, themes, and styling rather than on the materials. The color of a suit has a strong impact on its formality. Pillai says that the darker the suit is, the more formal the outfit. Consider wearing a lighter shade of grey or beige instead if you want to go with a more traditional suit. “With a bit of thought, you can make this work to your advantage,” says Pillai. Pillai explains that a light grey suit is versatile and can be worn in many different situations and seasons. This is an important factor to consider when it comes to the seasons. Lighter tones are more formal and work best in warmer weather. Darker colors, on the other hand, look better when it’s cold. If you are lucky enough to have a location that has a lot of native Australian flowers, off-whites also look great.
To add a splash of color to your outfit, you should “master the science of color.” You must first consult a color wheel. Choose a core color, usually the suit or the most dominant color in your outfit. Then, choose a complementary color or triad. “Triad colors are the same as each other.
You can get three colors by combining the [specific] color with the color that is one-third the way down either side of a wheel. This is a guideline that can be used to match colors. Your eye will be drawn to colors and color combinations that follow these principles.
Don’t Cramp Your Style
The final step is to style the look in its entirety. The concept of styling may seem overwhelming, but it is as simple as removing the tie to create a difference in the overall look. It is essential to dress down what would normally be considered a formal outfit when achieving a relaxed look. Using the right accessories will help you achieve that. Pillai suggests that a pocket square placed casually in the right texture, tone, or pattern will look casual and playful. Pillai is a strong proponent of the Italian word’ prezzatura,’ which she uses frequently. “It means studied carelessness, or it can be translated as ‘the art to appear artless.’ The founder of Suitably notes that in this context, it is about adding well-thought-out elements to your look. Suspenders are popular in casual settings. A crisp white pocket-square in a presidential folding on a classic black tuxedo is stunning. A boutonniere can help you to blend in with your surroundings and party. Maybe you have some family heirlooms or even hand-me-downs? “There are many different men’s accessories, so have fun choosing the ones that you like.”
You need not feel intimidated when attending a formal, relaxed event. This is especially true on your wedding day. Pillai’s advice will help you to feel confident and look stunning on one of the biggest days of your life.
Fresh As A Daisy
It’s best to choose fresh flowers in season so they don’t lose their luster before the wedding. It can inspire you and even help to determine the date. Book in October or even November if your favorite blooms are in the spring. If you want an Autumn wedding, choose flowers that are in bloom during cooler months. Mansfield and Wallington both agree that “each couple must realise that flowers are living commodities and that some substitutions may be necessary on the day, but that the end result is beautiful and will enhance their special day if they use beautiful fresh flowers.”
Your wedding is all about you. The options for making the event unique are endless as the world changes. Details are key to expressing your personality. Let your flowers reflect your devotion and love.