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Suited for the altar

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 12:00 AMRandy Bowman
Teino Evans chose a Carlton Brown design in tan for his beach-themed wdding.
Stewart's clean lines makes more than a staement in this black and white ensemble. The white jacket was a perfect complement to his bride's all white attire.
Mr Blackwood beames with pride and sophistication in his gray suit with a pop of blue.
Who says a man can't be dapper in his all-white. Reid proves them wrong with touches of black and purple.
Allman is well suited for his bride in his three piece gray suit that he chose for his formal wedding.
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When it comes to the wedding day, often the focus is on the bride. But that does not mean that it doesn't matter what the groom wears. Contemporary grooms have been turning up the notch on fashion and taking risks without losing an ounce of style. Here are some things to consider when choosing the perfect suit to match your bride.

Setting and theme

For a black-tie wedding, a tux is the best option. Suits made out of more casual materials are appropriate for a less formal wedding. You can also deviate from the traditional black as well. This would best apply to beach and garden/backyard weddings. No jeans! No matter how casual. If it's a beach wedding and she's wearing a flowing dress, the groom should wear a more relaxed suit made of lightweight fabrics like linen or cotton. Keep in mind that it's better to be overdressed at your wedding.

Colour scheme

As blush is the new white for brides, grey is the new black for grooms. Lately, there has been an increase in tan, beige and grey suits. Though the main man might opt for a slightly different coloured suit, it should still remain in the same vein as the groomsmen. A nice touch is that the groom wears a different colour tie.

Statement ties

Bow ties are trendy and stylish, the perfect way to make a splash on your wedding day. Go ahead, embrace your funky side.

Complement the bride

They say the wedding is all about the bride, but you will be standing beside her the whole time, so whatever you wear, it needs to complement her dress. If the bride is going with a simple dress, so should the suit. A very glamorous dress requires a formal evening suit.

At the end of it, your wedding-day attire ought to be an extension of the bride.