Fall is here. The leaves are changing, the days are cooler and many brides are using the wonderful colours of nature as a backdrop for their big day. If you’ve been invited to an autumn wedding, you know that love will be in the air. It’s only natural. When many women attend weddings, they are swept up in the bliss and the potential for everlasting love. Now is the perfect chance for you to impress a bridesmaid or another attendee and find a potential match.
The problem is, you can’t simply walk into the wedding reception expecting love. There are a few steps you need to take to ensure you look and act like someone these women would be interested in.
How to Impress at a Wedding
Want to impress at the next fall wedding you attend? Here are a few ideas to make sure you turn heads when you walk into the room.
- Watch Your Suits- Wearing the right thing is important for making the right first impression. The ‘90s are gone, so baggy suits are out of the picture. Stick to a classic, well-fitted slim men’s suit if you want the upper hand. Choose classic colours and patterns that will not only compliment your skin tone, but look good as well. It’s worth it to take a trip to the tailor after you purchase your men’s suits to have them properly fitted for your figure.
- Dress for the Occasion- Pay attention to the dress code on the invitation. Unless it is a casual wedding, this isn’t the place to try out your new tweed jacket. Wear suits or even a tux if needed. Dark colours, like black and navy, are more appropriate for weddings, especially if they are later in the day.
- Basic Hygiene- If you want to impress a woman and get her to talk to you for more than five minutes, basic hygiene is important. Shave. Brush your teeth. Put on deodorant. And don’t forget to wash behind your ears. She’s not going to be whispering sweet nothings if she can’t stand the odour wafting from behind your ears.
- Don’t Bring a Date- This one should seem obvious. When you receive that invitation, don’t check “Plus one.” Finding the love of your life, or even your next date, when you have another women on your arm is not only hard, but can lead to some dramatic moments the bride will never let you live down.
- Check the Relations- It may seem funny, and even absurd to think that you’d flirt with a relative. If you’re attending the wedding of a family member, however, it’s not so far-fetched. She may be a distant relative you’ve never had the opportunity to meet. Ask some questions and listen to the answers.
- Bond Over the Bar- Open bars at weddings are the perfect way to show off your gentlemanly skills without making a dent in your wallet. If you’re connecting with a girl you think you might like, ask her what type of drink she might like. Order the same for yourself and bond over it while you get to know each other better.
- Watch how Much you Drink- While alcohol may break the ice at a wedding, it shouldn’t be overdone. Sip one or two drinks, but avoid getting drunk. This can lead to some major problems that could end the night quickly. You may try to use that inappropriate pick-up line or flirt a little too much. You may also end up getting sick from drinking after only eating a small bite of wedding cake.
- Make a Short Toast- If you’ve been asked to make a toast for the wedding, congratulations. This not only means you’re something special to the bride or groom, but it also means you get a chance to show off your stylish men’s suit and sparkling personality. This could mean that women will be approaching you instead of you making the chase. Keep in mind that there are rules for making a toast, however. Avoid puns, keep jokes appropriate so they don’t offend anyone and always keep it short and sweet. You shouldn’t be standing there with your glass of champagne ten minutes after you start. Four minutes should be the maximum amount of time you spend on the toast.
- Dance it Out- Are you aware of how much wedding bands actually cost? They aren’t cheap, and you’re going to hurt the bride’s feelings if you aren’t on the dance floor for at least two or three songs. Luckily, dancing is a great way to make a first impression- that is, if you’re any good at it. If you’re not, take a few lessons prior to the wedding. Practise dancing in your men’s suits and dress shoes so you’re comfortable with it when you get on the floor.
- Step Away From the Mates- You may feel more comfortable hanging out with your mates, but to women, they are like large, well-built walls blocking any chance of getting to know you. Spend a bit of time with your mates, then break away from the crowd and make yourself available to a potential date.
- Have a Room- If the wedding is out-of-town, make sure you get a hotel room before the wedding. Don’t assume you’re going to meet someone who will invite you back to theirs. Even if you do happen to find the girl of your dreams, there’s a good chance she’s going to question your maturity if you don’t have somewhere to stay.
- Stay Away From Stains- When you have the chance to eat and drink for free, you might just want to get as much as you can as fast as you can. Whatever you do, though, be careful of foods that can quickly lead to stains. Sauces, red wine and other foods can ruin your look, and your suits, fast. Stay safe: stick to items that don’t drip or splash.
Ready to find true love, or your next potential date, at a fall wedding? Make sure you’re wearing the right men’s suits and are taking the right steps to make yourself available and attractive to women you encounter.