Guys tend to get a bit sidelined when it comes to wedding style. Sure, the stress for girls is infinitely more apparent – hats or fascinators? Heels or flats? But for guys the choices can be equally difficult – not least, how do you avoid looking like you’re heading to the office? Well, we’ve come up with some pointers to help you look your most dapper self when you’re celebrating your mate’s nuptials.

Be bold. The suit you wear on a day to day basis might well look complexly different with some new socks and shoes.

Try colours you might avoid for the rigors of the office – like pale coral, bright red, pinks and mint green. Above all else, weddings are a great place to experiment sartorially.

Accessorize. If you’re not the kind of guy who wears a pocket square on a daily basis, then a wedding is the time to experiment. A loosely pushed pocket square gives a jacket a rakish edge.

And a neatly folded square, like this ladder folded one, adds some sartorial elegance to a classic blazer. Key with pocket squares is to mix texture; tweed jackets and silk squares, cotton squares with wool jackets.

Buttonhole. Not only is a casual buttonhole a great way to dress up a jacket, but it’s also an ideal way to match your partner or the wedding theme in general. We love the casual feel of this style.

If your garden isn’t rosy enough to help you accessorize, though, then try using some herbs like thyme, rosemary and lavender.