Part of our Win Your Dream Wedding 2015 Dream Team of wedding suppliers, Frank Casey is providing our lucky couple with hired attire for the groom and groomsmen. After 25 years in the industry, they’ve got more than a few pearls of wisdom to share.
What makes Frank Casey such a good choice for grooms?
Grooms find everything they need in one place, from suiting to accessories. Plus, Frank Casey offers such a huge range of styles and sizes to buy and hire, from jockey to basketball-playing sumo wrestler. There’s a suit to fit, no matter who’s in your wedding party.
What are your most popular suit styles?
Our most popular wedding suits are the slim-fit styles, but also hugely popular are morning suits, which are elegant and traditional. The Milano is a traditional dinner suit and another favourite.
What do you advise for the guy who prefers a more relaxed look but still wants to look polished?
Wear a three-piece suit including a waistcoat, then when the formal parts of the day are over, take off your jacket and spend the rest of the event in the waistcoat – you’ll look smart, yet relaxed. A double-cuff shirt with no pocket will elevate a jacket-less look from work to wedding, or try tan shoes with a lighter coloured suit.
How can a groom set himself apart from his groomsmen?
Wear a waistcoat or a different-coloured tie, or go all the way with a suit in a different shade, keeping the formality of your suit styles the same. For something more subtle, choose a different flower for your buttonhole or a pocket square, sticking to the same colour palette.
What should a groom bring to his fitting to ensure his ensemble is in keeping with his bride’s gown and that his groomsmen’s attire works with the bridesmaids?
Where possible we suggest the groom brings the bride, and a sample of fabric from her gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses so we can ensure the colours match or are complementary. It pays to also bring an open mind – trust us to ensure the groom looks his best and feels confident in what he’s wearing.