Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits | CHWV

When it comes to menswear, grey is a classic wedding colour and these suits look seriously sharp.

It’s a neutral choice, perfectly suited to all settings and all times of year, with charcoal grey setting the scene for a winter wedding, and lighter shades looking stylish in summer months. Let’s take a peek at the different colour options and suit styles available so you can pick the perfect grey wedding suit!

The Traditional Choice

Morning dress is the traditional wedding attire for men and it remains an elegant choice. The morning coat should be black or grey, worn with grey or grey and black-striped trousers, a white shirt and buff, grey or duck-egg blue waistcoat. This is a timeless look that suits both traditional and contemporary weddings. It is formal so perhaps not the choice for a relaxed, bohemian style celebration.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Traditional choice | CHWV

Image courtesy of Ottavio Nuccio

The Three-Piece

Relaxing the look a little, grooms might choose a three-piece lounge suit as an alternative to morning dress. A sharply tailored suit with matching waistcoat, white shirt and tie is flawless, complete with buttonhole.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Three-piece | CHWV

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The Alternative Fabric

Staying with the three-piece suit, the look changes significantly when a different fabric is used. This heavier check would suit a country wedding.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Alternative Fabric | CHWV

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The Bold Tie

A lighter shade changes things once more. We love this three-piece suit with white tie and bold blue tie. Bridesmaids might co-ordinate in midnight blue dresses with white flowers.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - The bold tie | CHWV

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The Lounge Suit

Three-piece isn’t an essential choice, and the two-piece lounge suit is becoming increasingly popular. These ushers complete the look with a dark tie and white suit, while the grooms wears a deeper shade of grey.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - The lounge suit | CHWV

Image courtesy of Michael Radford Photography

The Jacket-Free!

The waistcoat isn’t always a formal addition. These ushers have decided against a jacket and wear their sleeves rolled up, while the groom stands out with his pale grey jacket. It’s informal and on trend.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Jacket free | CHWV

Image courtesy of Berkley Vopnfjord

The Summer Choice

When the seasons allow, choose the palest hue of grey and combine with white shirts and braces. As the groom, it’s a great idea to look a little different.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Summer choice | CHWV

Image courtesy of Melissa Fuller Photography

The Beach Look

And finally, when your toes are in the sand, it’s time to scrap the tie (or the bow-tie) and wear an open-necked shirt with lightweight suit. The style is great, and you’ll be comfortable too.

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Beach look | CHWV

Image courtesy of Leigh Miller Photography

 

… Alternatively, forget the jacket and choose braces and a waistcoat. You might even roll your trousers up for a paddle in the sea!

Wedding Ideas by Colour: Grey Wedding Suits - Braces and waitcoat | CHWV

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