Determining what the groom will wear for a kilted wedding is not as hard as you might think. After his outfit is designed, the rest of the details of the wedding are very flexible.
First consider how formal the wedding will be. Will the wedding be a traditional, black tie formal evening affair? In a church? Or will it be casual or rustic? For a complete break-down, read below...
Whats the best kilt for my wedding?
- Eight-yard kilt - An Heirloom Kilt. 8-yard kilts have the best swing when you walk, and look the most impressive.
- Five-yard kilt - A "Day kilt" which was standard until the Victorians invented eight yard. Still looks great, just not as much "swish" when you walk or dance. A good option for warmer climates.
How do I complete My Kilt Outfit?
- A Prince Charlie Jacket & Vest - Paired with a bow tie is good for a formal black tie affair such as an evening wedding, church wedding, Scottish castle wedding, etc. The Prince Charlie is essentially the Scottish tuxedo. A Fly Plaid is a good option for this look.
- An Argyll Jacket & Vest - Paired with a ruche tie is a bit more formal where pairing it with a standard necktie makes it the equivalent of a nice suit. It’s good for formal or semi-formal weddings, perhaps a Victorian-themed wedding. It is also a very versatile jacket, which you can wear to other events, years after you’ve said your vows.
For more information about the groom, click here to see our Celtic Weddings for the Groom Guide