Wedding Guest Accessories: Style Guide For Men
Attending a wedding is a celebratory occasion that demands a stylish and accessorised outfit. While selecting the right attire is crucial, it’s the extra touches that truly elevate a man’s wedding guest ensemble.
This guide explores essential wedding guest outfit accessories for men, helping you put together a dashing ensemble that will make heads turn. Don’t forget, our guide on unique wedding gifts offers inspiration if you’re still looking to find the perfect gift for the happy couple.
How to add accessories to a wedding guest outfit
The right accessories can add a touch of sophistication, personality, and individuality to your overall look, so it’s important to start thinking about your outfit ahead of time.
To help, we’ve collated a list of tips to help you think about the types of accessories you might want to add to your outfit, depending on the season, type of wedding and your personal style.
The style of outfit you choose is likely to depend on the season when the wedding is taking place. As we all know, the weather in the UK can be quite unpredictable, so unless you’re going to a wedding abroad where there’s guaranteed sunshine, it’s often best to dress with the British weather in mind.
Tailoring your look to the seasons will help make sure your outfit is stylish and practical for any time of year. The beauty of styling with accessories is that no matter if you’re keeping warm in layers or sticking to the shade to stay cool, your accessories can complement your chosen outfit, regardless of the weather. Bright and colourful accessories, like a flamboyant feather lapel pin, are obvious options for summer and spring weddings, while you might consider toning down your colour palette in keeping with the tones and hues of an autumn/winter wedding.
The dress code:
Consider the dress code for the wedding you’re attending and what it might mean for your chosen accessories. Black tie attire is usually minimalistic so opt for sleek and classic accessories, like a simplistic yet stylish tie clip to elevate your look.
Formal attire usually calls for modest accessories, whilst relaxed and casual dress codes can include more playful outfit additions. If your invitation doesn’t include a dress code, it’s best to err on the side of caution and dress with the significance of the occasion in mind.
Themed weddings can be both a help and a hindrance when it comes to styling your outfit an choosing your wedding suit accessories. On one hand you might not like the theme the bride and groom have chosen making it difficult to incorporate into your personal style, while on the other hand you might want to go all out and dress to impress. Either way, it’s important to find a balance in keeping with your own style to make sure you feel confident and comfortable on the day.
Your personal taste:
It’s likely you’ve been invited to a wedding by your friends or family who are getting married, in which case they will want to see the real you celebrating with them on their special day.
Dress with your personal style in mind and accessorise with jewellery and embellishments that make you happy, whether you have a more extravagant style or simple taste.
Once you know the type of wedding you’ll be attending and the time of year you’ll be going, you can start piecing together your outfit. Some accessories that we think suit any wedding celebration include:
Neckties or Bow Ties:
Neckties and bow ties are classic accessories that instantly add a refined touch to any formal outfit. Choose a necktie or bow tie that complements your suit or blazer and play around with the different colours and materials available. Opt for a silk tie in a solid colour or a subtle pattern to maintain a sophisticated appearance. For a more daring look, experiment with vibrant colours and bold patterns to create a stand-out look.
A pocket square is a small accessory that can make a big impact to your finished look. It adds a dash of elegance and individuality to your style and can be tailored to suit your personality. When deciding on a pocket square, you can either choose a pocket square that matches your tie or select one in a contrasting colours and patterns to create a stylish visual effect. There are a number of different ways to fold it neatly, so find one you love and place it in your top pocket for a dapper finish.
Cufflinks are a small detail that can make a significant difference in your overall appearance and are often essential accessories for shirts. Whether you’re new to cufflinks or have a stylish collection to choose from, our guide on cufflinks will help you understand what they are and how to wear them so you can be confident when putting your wedding guest outfit together.
Opt for classic silver or gold cufflinks with understated designs for a timeless look, or if you’re looking for something more unique, choose a cufflink that reflects your true self, like our watch cufflinks featuring a quirky steampunk design.
Tie clips serve a functional and aesthetic purpose. They keep your tie in place while adding a touch of sophistication to your overall look. Choose a tie clip that complements your other accessories, such as cufflinks or belt buckles or make a statement with a contrasting and vibrant design. Our range of coin tie clips can be personalised with your birth year, making them truly unique to your style.
When it comes to attending a wedding as a guest, the right accessories can elevate your outfit from ordinary to extraordinary. Remember, the key to accessorising for a wedding is to strike a balance between complementing the overall theme and expressing your personal style through your outfit.
Now you have your outfit sorted you can be sure to celebrate the special day in style. If you’re feeling inspired, take a look at our wedding guest accessories and finish your look in style.