Are you worried about being a short groom?
Your wedding will be one of the most memorable (and most photographed) days in your life, and of course you want the everything to be perfect for your blushing bride. If you happen to be a short groom or just shorter in height than your soon-to-be wife, you may be feeling a lack of confidence for on big day. Short men have always had a tougher road than taller guys, and your wedding will be no exception. Luckily, you are not alone. There may not be much you can do to permanently increase your height, short of painfully lengthening your bones, but there are ways to appear taller on your wedding day.
Below are few ideas for increasing your height for your wedding:
Wear Clothes That Fit
Most men are actually wearing clothes that are too large. Not surprising, shorter men are some of the most frequent offenders. It is amazing how much taller a man looks in a well-fitting suit. You don’t want to pick a suit that hangs loose in the armpits or slacks that have a lower crotch. A well-fitting suit will help avoid looking sloppy or like you are a “kid in your father’s suit” for your wedding. The best way to ensure your ensemble is on point for your wedding day is to have a trusted tailor on hand. An excellent tailor will be able to transform your look by making your suit or tux fit like a glove. Although having your suit jacket shortened or shoulders narrowed on your shirt seem like small adjustments, they are what will take you from dopey to dashing n your big day.
Choose Your Tie Wisely
Regardless of what is in “style” this wedding season, a shorter groom should always, ALWAYS choose a tie that is slim fit and sleek in shape. Avoid going for broader ties that will make your torso look much shorter. As a short groom, you will also want to avoid bow-ties. A bow tie will cut you off at the neck, rather than elongating your torso the way a slim tie will. Choosing a single colored, slim tie will be the best choice to make you look taller standing at the alter.
Physically Add Height
Playing around with clothes and ties is an effective way to appear taller. But what if you actually want to physically increase height?
It’s doable. Some short men wear heeled shoes, but this is not always the best option. Exaggerated heels can be chunky and often times grooms find them to be difficult to walk in. Perhaps the most comfortable way for a groom to increase their height is with LiftKits Height Increasing Insoles. Shoe lifts can increase a grooms height up to 2-inches and provides comfortable support to dance the night away.
Whatever your approach to the big day, remember to be confident in your choices. Standing confidently will make you look 7ft tall. You have a beautiful bride and a room of people who are there to celebrate this next step in your life. Have fun and enjoy your day!