The bride’s dress is always the centre of attention at a wedding and there are countless articles, websites and magazines devoted to helping the bride find her perfect gown. We say, what about the groom? After all, they are both getting married! In the spirit of equality, here are some ideas and tips for grooms planning their Ibiza wedding. Here’s to the best-dressed couple!
For formal weddings a dinner jacket (or, as our American friends call them, tuxedo) is the classic choice. Usually a dinner jacket is black or navy blue, with satin or grosgrain facings on the lapel and matching stripes down the trousers. This ultra-traditional look is classy when done right. Done wrong, it will make the groom look like a croupier or waiter. To avoid this the dinner jacket must be of superb quality and fit perfectly. If that is too much fuss or expense, choose another option.
This is a safe bet for any wedding as suits are wonderfully versatile. Since you’re getting married in Ibiza you should definitely consider unconventional colours and textures. A pastel linen suits would be ideal for a beach wedding. Seersucker blazers matched with fitted trousers have an impish, summery feel. If you prefer something more classic, a simple grey, blue or beige suit in light wool is timeless and appropriate.
You can opt to lose the suit entirely, especially for a summer wedding? Choose a pair of perfect-fitting trousers in your favourite colour or print, and pair with a crisp white or cream shirt. You can wear a bow-tie or cravat in the place of a normal tie, or go without! Braces (suspenders) add interest to the outfit, and you can top your look with a stylish hat to stay cool in the sun.
Adlib Moda Ibiza
When on Ibiza… why not go full islander with an Adlib look? The term is short for the Latin ad libitum which means “freely” and exemplifies the relaxed, bohemian style of island life. The typical fabrics are white cotton and linen, decorated with hand-embroidery or crochet. Think white linen trousers with a kaftan-style top edged with crochet trim. This probably works best if your bride wants a bright-colour dress, or is willing to embrace ad lib for a coordinated wedding!
The most familiar example of ethnic wedding attire for men is probably the Scottish kilt. This is a stylish option but one you might want to save for autumn or winter weddings in Ibiza, on account of the heat. You don’t have to go for head-to-toe costume to add a cosmopolitan touch to your wedding attire. A colourful Nehru jacket or embroidered waistcoat can create a unique look while keeping you cool and comfortable.
What did you wear to your wedding? Any usual ideas or tips? Share in the comments or Tweet @Ibizawedding4u