Morning Dress and Suits
Morning attire remains the accepted British dress code for weddings, although alternatives include suits and black tie.
- Day suits are a low-key alternative to morning dress, and ideally should be mid-grey, charcoal grey or navy blue.
- Traditionally, all members of the groom's party - the groom, best man and ushers - follow a set dress code. The fathers of the bride and groom often follow this code too.
- As a general rule, the groom will pay for his own attire. These days he is not expected to pay for anyone else but, if budget allows, it is a nice gesture.
- It is popular to have the groom's party's waistcoats and ties specially made for the wedding. The colour theme that is being used throughout the day should be picked out where possible.
- It is usual to wear a morning coat throughout the day; should a change into black tie for the reception be required, this should be stated clearly on the invitation.
- Guests should also be made aware of the dress code.