I love weddings.
Wedding is a one in a lifetime opportunity when you can share one of the happiest moments of your life with close friends and families. However, I have to be honest here is that the main reason that I love weddings is so that I can wear my best cufflinks attending them. Ladies like to wear elegant gowns to weddings, socialites like to wear beautiful dresses with matching hats to racing events and award ceremonies. I like to wear cufflinks to weddings.
I still remember my own wedding whereas I was conflicted on which cufflinks I would wear on that special day. I have a few cufflinks at that time that would match the ties very well but at the very last moment, I chose to wear a gold square cufflinks to signify the golden moments that were about to unfold in the next few hours of my life.
In most of the weddings that I’ve attended, the grooms and best men mostly wear cufflinks which I believe is appropriate for such a grand moment in his life since cufflinks are the best accessories that men can wear on formal occasions. Even if you decide to show up with only a suit and cuffed shirt without a tie and/or pocket square.
Therefore, when I see grooms and sometimes, their best men not wearing any cufflinks, I would cringe at the fact that the bride has spent so much time looking that perfect gown, that perfect tiara, that perfect make-up, that perfect hair, that perfect high-heeled shoes. And yet, the groom made no effort in trying to match the elegance of his bride by going “minimal” with his wedding attire i.e not wearing any cufflinks. The above does not only apply when it is your own wedding. If you’re attending someone else’s, you have to complement your partner’s look (if any) by wearing cufflinks the same way a cufflink-wearing groom would complement the bride’s gown and accessories above.
If you are single, trust me, single ladies prefer men with cares about how they look and cufflinks is definitely the indicator that they can use to gauge this.
I can present you with an analogy that describes this situation accordingly. cufflinks to male formal attire is like garnish to a fine dish. It might not look important when it’s there, but you will surely notice it when it’s not there and it can affect the overall impression of the food. Ask any chef and they can tell you that a dish without garnish is not a proper dish at all.
If you are attending a wedding anytime soon and unsure of what kind of cufflinks to wear, I can suggest the following new arrivals from Simon Carter London at Men In Mind which can be worn with any shirt without the need for a tie.