Dear Grooms Know How to Stand Out From the Groomsmen
Wearing matchy clothes outfits in wedding parties is not the only option here nowadays. On your wedding day, it's important for you, and to look your best you need to dress up at your best, but most importantly, it is essential that you feel completely comfortable too.
The good news is that it’s easier than ever to customize your look to find exactly what you want, but if you have groomsmen in your wedding party, you’ll also need to decide what they will wear and how their outfits will compliment yours.
The bride and bridesmaids aren’t the only ones with tons of options when it comes to what to wear to the wedding! And choosing groom and groomsmen attire shouldn’t be at the bottom of the wedding planning To-Do list.
Wondering where to start with your wedding day style? Here are a few ways to differentiate the groom from the groomsmen.
Mix and Match Ties
Letting your groom wear a different style of a tie than his groomsmen is a subtle way for him to stand out. In today’s fashion-forward world, both bow ties and long neckties are stylish options to choose from.
You might think that bow ties are only for black tie dress codes, but they can actually fit any dress code as long as you choose the appropriate fabric and color. For fancier settings, stick with silk or polyester designs in solid colors—black and white are the most traditional. Feeling trendy? Velvet bow ties are a modern twist on formal style.
Formalize the Groom
Groom will certainly stand out when he is the only one in the bridal party wearing a vest and/or jacket. We love when the groom and groomsmen have coordinating outfits with the same pants, all while the groom is standing out on his own with a vest/jacket combo.
Not to mention, this amps up the groom’s personal style and makes his look appear more formal than the rest of the guys – which is totally acceptable since he is one of the stars of the show!
This example is especially great for outdoor weddings because it allows the guys in your bridal party to stay cool on those hot spring and summer wedding days. Your groomsmen will thank you.
Add a boutonniere
Wedding boutonnieres are traditionally worn by the groom and all members of the groom's wedding party (i.e. the groomsmen and important relatives, like parents and grandparents).
But if you're looking for ways to stand out as the groom, consider designating yourself as the only one to wear a boutonniere.
Different Suits or Tuxes
This is one of the most recent wedding trends when it comes to giving your groom a different look than the rest of the guys.
Whether your groomsmen are each wearing something unique or are all dressed the same, wearing a suit or tuxedo in a different color from the rest of the group will instantly spotlight you as the groom.
If the groomsmen are wearing light gray suits, wear a dark gray ensemble instead. This is one of the most unique ways for your groom to be different from the rest of the men in the wedding party.
If you don’t like the idea of mixing colors, you can create the same effect by combining different fabrics, such as cotton suits for the groomsmen and a tweed or wool suit for yourself.
Play with prints
We love printed and patterned accessories because they instantly add a dose of character to your look. From stripes and argyles to checks, paisleys, and floral prints, there are so many options when it comes to finding a print that you love.
A tie is the easiest way to add a print (you can find one in just about any design imaginable), but you can also incorporate prints into your look through socks, suspenders, a pocket square, or even your shirt or jacket.
For the groomsmen accessories, stick with solid colors or subtle prints to make the details of your look more noticeable.
Your attire should coordinate with your partner’s
Remember, your wedding is your first opportunity to show off your style as a couple, so make it a joint effort. While you may not know exactly what your partner is wearing, you'll want to be sure your styles work together.
So if her dress is a bedazzled ball gown, you won't want to wear a lightweight linen suit—a classic black tux is more like it.
There are many other attire combos that could be available in the market, you just need a good color combination skill to choose the best.