Summer Wedding Advice For Grooms

Preparing for a heatwave wedding? Want summer wedding advice for grooms? Or want summer grooms suit ideas? This blog is for you. With simple bits of preparation, actions to take on the day, and changes to your outfit, you can enjoy a scorching wedding day in safety and comfort. Read on for everything you need to know…




In the build-up to the big day, there’s plenty of things you can do to prepare for a hot day. To keep yourself cool, consider these steps.


Couple in wedding attire stand outside.

 Albert Brown Waistcoat - Albert Brown Trousers - SUAVE OWL White Shirt


A few small purchases will go far. Consider buying a handkerchief, hand-held fan, sunglasses, a travel-sized sun cream, and a travel-sized strong deodorant. All of these items will help you to stay cool, safe, and fresh.


Most grooms will get a haircut before the big day. This is a definite step to consider for hot wedding days. Trimming off some hair will help keep you cooler while also helping you look your best, a definite positive step to take in preparation.


Day Of


On the day of, make sure to drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated is essential for staying cool, and for staying safe, in hot weather. This is especially important if you will be drinking alcohol, as it dehydrates you. Don’t let the festivities of the day distract you from taking care of yourself – we’re sure you don’t want to end up with heatstroke.


As mentioned, bringing a travel-sized or mini deodorant can be a life saver. You can top up throughout the day and stay fresh, just entrust it to someone reliable. You can even bring a small bottle of cologne too and keep yourself smelling good throughout the day.


Bride and groom embrace outside of venue.

SUAVE OWL White Shirt - Sand Chinos - Braces


Sun protection is essential if you’re going to be spending time outside. You don’t want to be sunburnt in your pictures after all. Apply sun cream regularly throughout the day to keep away sun damage and keep yourself cool. Make sure to mention to your photographer that you’ll be using it though, as sun cream can affect how your face looks in photographs with flash.


Additionally, try and find time to stay in the shade. This will help you from overheating and give you respite from the heat – essential if you want to keep the party going!


Groom wearing the full Ted suit stands under shade.

 Ted Jacket - Ted Waistcoat - Ted Trousers - SUAVE OWL White Shirt - Champagne Tie & Pocketsquare




Of course, what you wear will have an impact on comfort throughout the day. To avoid overheating, plan your outfit accordingly.


For comfortable summer wear, consider the essentials of your outfit: colour, thickness, and material. If you want to be comfortable in formwalwear during a heatwave, opt for lighter colours. Light colours reflect sun waves, keeping the heat off you. You’ll want to wear a lighter-weight suit with a thinner material to let heat escape. Lastly, you’ll want to opt for materials that thermally regulate the body – such as breathable linen or cotton, and wool blends. All of these together will give you a much breezier outfit.


Model wears Wells pale blue suit whilst against a background of ivy and exposed brick.

 Wells Jacket - Wells Waistcoat - Wells Trousers - SUAVE OWL White Shirt


You can also take your summer wedding outfit preparation a step further and relax the altogether look. Even with the right colours and materials, a full 3-piece suit is always going to make you warm. You could opt for a 2-piece instead, just wearing a waistcoat for the ceremony or even leaving the waistcoat at home. You could also skip the jacket and opt for the impact of just a formal shirt. Relax your cuffs and look a little more casual on the big day – with your spouse’s opinion considered!


Groom wearing braces, chinos and a SUAVE OWL white shirt.

SUAVE OWL White Shirt - Sand Chinos - Braces


You’ll want to consider your comfort on such an important day all the way down to the smallest details. Choose cotton underwear for a comfortable wear, as it is breathable and sweat absorbent. Bamboo is also a prime summer material, especially for undergarments; it is naturally thermally regulating and lightweight.


As a last touch, put a handkerchief in your pocket. In direct sunlight on a hot day, you’re bound to sweat. Having a helpful hanky means you have something to mop off sweat with, and it removes the desire to use your pocket square to do so!



Taking these simple steps will help you have the best summer wedding you can.


For more ideas for your heatwave wedding day, read our blog Heatwave On Your Wedding Day: How To Plan & What To Do for information on how to have the best possible day - no matter the weather!


Couple embrace in wedding attire on a beach.

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