Stylish Ideas for Groomsmen
Weddings often highlight the bride’s style and what she’s wearing on her big day. It’s no wonder that after a while, grooms start to look alike in their black suits, ties and shoes.
With the increase in personalized celebrations, however, many grooms and their groomsmen have been breaking the mold. Their outfits, previously overlooked, have become an integral part of the overall wedding look.
Get inspired by these 10 stylish groomsmen ideas, from alternative boutonnieres to skinny suspenders.
Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings
Floral boutonnieres still reign supreme, but we have seen an increase in alternative styles. This particular groom wore an antique locket in memory of loved ones who passed on. Other alternative styles include feathers, action figures, special trinkets, buttons and pins.
Beyond the Tuxedo
Photo: David Newkirk
While there’s nothing quite like a man in a tux, we have to admit the look doesn’t necessarily fit every type of wedding. Grooms are breaking tradition by wearing linen for beach celebrations, seersucker for preppy affairs and velvet smoking jackets for more elegant soirees.
Nothing says Florida more than a groom sporting bright colors. This fun ensemble, shot by KT Merry, was inspired by Palm Beach sophistication.
Photo: Jennifer Sosa
These dapper groomsmen wore skinny suspenders accessorized with retro button pins. Other groomsmen accessory ideas include ties (bow, skinny or regular), ascots, argyle socks, colorful shoes, scarves and hats.
Photo: Southbound Bride
Why should bridesmaids get to have all the fun Groomsmen are taking a cue from their counterparts and mixing and matching. The result is a casual and stylish look, easily created by using items already in their closets.
Vests or waistcoats are universally flattering because of their slimming effect. As an added bonus, the groom will still look dapper if and when he removes his jacket. Many Florida grooms opt to wear the vest alone with rolled up sleeves for a laid-back vibe.
Photo: Bamber Photography
What better way to surprise the groom than with a message on his shirt, suit or tie Not only is it a sweet personal touch, it’s a guarantee he will never forget your anniversary date.
Photo: Feather and Stone
Prints are everywhere, and grooms mixing and matching to perfection. This playful combination of gingham and polka dots gives the groom a trendy flair.
Photo: Jill Thomas Photography
Think about what your groom’s signature look is, and allow him to be himself. Whether he has an affinity for funky ties, vintage-style fedoras or bright Converse shoes, he should be able to wear what looks and feels best to him.
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