Elopement Attire: Tips for Picking the Perfect Suit or Tux

Ditch the traditional black tie attire and think outside the box when it comes to your elopement wardrobe. With these expert tips, you’ll find the perfect combination of style, comfort, and personality for your special day.

As a luxury elopement photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing countless ceremonies and celebrations that showcase our couples’ unique personalities and styles. When it comes to choosing the perfect suit or tuxedo for your elopement, it’s not just about following traditional guidelines – it’s about making a statement that reflects who you are as a couple.

In this blog, I’ll share my top tips for picking the perfect suit or tuxedo for your elopement, from thinking outside the box with colours and patterns to accessorising with unique details. Whether you’re a classic and traditional or bold and adventurous, I’ll guide you through the process of finding attire that makes you feel confident, comfortable, and authentic.

Your suit doesn’t have to be black and the top doesn’t have to match the bottom!

Mixing and matching colours and materials for jackets and pants can be a fun way to add personality to your attire. Don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional box.

Consider fun patterns and materials in your ensemble.

It’s okay to go for corduroy pants, a leather jacket, a shirt with penguins on it, or a knitted cardigan. Not everything has to be black tie formal or traditional linen.

Don’t forget about accessories!

Adding unique details like suspenders, vests, bolo ties, bow ties, neckerchiefs, scarves, hats, belts, belt-buckles, pocket watches, cufflinks, and pocket squares can be another way to add more interest, detail, and personality into your attire.

Make sure your choices are easy to move around in and don’t fall off too easily.

Try taking big strides, squatting down, sitting in a chair, sitting on the ground, stretching, and jumping around. See how easy it is to move in the attire, and make sure it’d be comfortable enough to adventure in! Do this when trying outfits on, and during alterations, and if you encounter issues with your attire staying in place, suspenders or a belt could help.

Consider bringing along a few trusted people when you go shopping.

They can help you make your selection and give you kind feedback on what works best for you.

Factor in the Weather.

Consider leaving some additional room to add a base layer underneath your suit if you’ll be in a cold environment on your wedding day.

By following these tips, you’ll find the perfect suit or tuxedo that reflects your unique style and makes you feel confident and comfortable on your special day. Remember to prioritise authenticity and have fun with the process – after all, it’s your elopement celebration!

If you’re looking for an elopement photographer to capture your special day, then reach out today and let’s start bringing your dream day to life.