You’re getting married in the fall, and that’s exciting! There’s a reason that October is routinely the most popular month to get married in. It’s nice and crisp, right around holiday travel, so more people can get off work, and the color palette is incredible. Assuming you’ve navigated the nightmare that getting a wedding venue in the fall can be, it’s time to turn your attention to what you’ll be wearing. If you’re the lucky man about to get married this season, read on for some style tips specifically for fall grooms.
Fall Wedding Style Tips for the Groom
- Consider Where You Are
This might sound ridiculous, but still. Just because it’s fall doesn’t mean that it’s fall where you are, ya know? Fall in Arizona and fall in Maine don’t exactly call for the same dress code. You’re going to have to dress for the weather you have, not the weather you wish you had. The men’s wedding ring you pick will be the same no matter what, and that’s what matters the most, but your outfit will certainly need to adapt to the climate you’re in.
That said, no matter what sort of fall you have, it’s easy to be stylish. You want to consider the material of your suit more than the colors. You can wear those earth tones — they may just have to be linen instead of flannel, and that’s no big deal.
- Lean into Earth Tones
This is half the fun of fall, honestly. In our humble opinion, fall has easily the best color palette of all seasons. The earth tones look great on everyone and are super trendy right now as well. If you like the rusty oranges and the forest greens and everything else in this fall color scheme, you’re going to have a ball getting married in October.
- Patterns Are Your Friend
Fall is a stylish man’s dream time. You have an incredible set of colors to work with, but you can start leaning into more patterns as well. You’ve got tons of flannel stylings and crosshatch looks to work with alongside more out-there patterns like herringbone.
We aren’t recommending you show up to your wedding in a herringbone suit. You probably want to go light on the patterns. Consider them more of a garnish than the whole meal. Look, if your bride-to-be thinks a herringbone suit is the most attractive thing in the world, we aren’t here to stop you, but you probably want to remember that less is more.
- Play with Fun Textures
Fun textures are back in season, too! Velvet and wool are coming back on the table, especially in earth tones, so what more could you want?
- Up the Formality
Look, summer weddings are where it’s at for relatively informal dress codes. You want to have a business casual kind of vibe at your wedding? Yeah, summer is the time to do that. Spring isn’t half bad, either. However, if you’re getting married in the fall, lean into that more formal vibe. We aren’t saying it has to be tuxedo formal, but you really want to consider a jacket and tie.
Suits look great. Don’t skip them this fall. This is especially true if your his and hers wedding ring set is a little more on the side of sleek and modern. You want something that’s formal enough to complement the rings you’ll be exchanging, so feel free to get your Gatsby on.
- It’s Not Too Early for Neutrals
While neutrals tend to be more reserved for the late fall and into the winter, it’s certainly not too early to incorporate them. Maybe you don’t love the fall color palette. We don’t relate, nor do we understand, but you have a right to your opinion. If that’s the case, feel free to bring the neutrals in a little earlier than usual. We recommend considering a gray suit and going towards a darker gray in the later fall. Pair that with a tasteful pop of a dark red or green, and you’re set.
What Else to Consider
Still feel like you need more style guidance? Consider these additional aspects to help you create a look you’ll love.
What Do You Enjoy Wearing?
If you’re up there and you don’t love how you look, it’s going to be clear. Consider what you like already and elevate that. If you’re not into the idea of a jacket, forcing yourself to wear one probably isn’t the greatest choice. Now, we do think you should try the jacket and see if you like it. You might surprise yourself! Stay with what you like, though, and try to dial that up in formality.
We probably don’t have to tell you this, but we’re doing it anyway. Whether you’re buying or renting, make sure you do it with plenty of time to spare. If you’re on a fitness journey before your wedding, get that done well ahead of time, too, so you don’t have to guess how your suit is going to fit when you get up there.
Now go forth and embrace the season in your style choices! Enjoy this special time and remember that whatever you feel most comfortable and confident in for the big day is the right look for you.