Wedding Planning During Covid-19: A Guide To Groom’s Attire
Tens of thousands of couples in the US have postponed their weddings until later this year or next, CNBC reports. With Covid-19 guidelines including things like social distancing, face masks, and limits on large gatherings, many couples are choosing to wait until conditions are easier to work with. However, with some adjustments, it’s certainly still possible for couples to plan the perfect wedding. Grooms will need to think carefully about their attire, including rings, suits, and shoes, to make sure they’re prepared and look the part for their big day.
While you may not be able to go shopping in-person, it’s still possible to find the perfect rings with online shopping. Consider if you want to choose an engagement ring alone or with your partner — only 40% of women prefer being surprised by their fiances with the ring, so talk to your fiance about their preferences. When it comes to sizing, your fiance may already know her size. If not, take a measurement from a ring she already owns or measure at home with an online guide. If you’re unsure, it’s always best to opt for a larger size and get it resized later if necessary. As for style, you can’t go wrong with an elegant and timeless single solitaire ring. However, halo, gemstone or pave are some great options if your fiance prefers bolder or more unusual styles.
Finding A Suit
While some modern grooms may simply wear casual jeans and dress shirts, opting for traditional wedding attire means getting a hold of a nice suit or tux. Fortunately, you have the option of choosing and ordering a suit or tux online during the Covid-19 pandemic. In fact, many vendors are offering virtual consultations with professional wedding stylists. This gives you the opportunity to discuss what you’re looking for and be shown various options. You can then be physically sent your top picks to try on at home before finalizing your decision. You’ll need to provide your measurements beforehand to help get the sizing and fit right. Above all, it’s important to choose a suit or tux that suits your budget, fits you comfortably and matches the overall style of your wedding.
Once you’ve chosen your attire, you’ll need to make sure your shoes make an equally strong statement. Like your suit or tux, you’ll also be able to order pairs of shoes online to try on. Make sure to order in advance to give yourself time to try on different styles and sizes, return, and re-order if necessary. In particular, patent leather is a classic option — the glossy shine looks great in wedding photos. Alternatively, velvet loafers have a more casual vibe. They go particularly well with a patterned or velvet dinner jacket.
Planning a wedding during the Covid-19 pandemic is challenging, but certainly possible with determination and a positive attitude. Taking care to plan your attire with the help of stylists and vendors will make sure you’re prepared for your big day.