Groom and groomsmen attire

The groom traditionally wears the same outfit as his best man and groomsmen. However, as this is a beautiful day for him, most want to make sure they stand out. Here is our guide to Groom and groomsmen attire.

The groom does not need to go overboard to make his formal wear different from the other boys. Just change one simple thing, like the colour or shape of one item, and keep the rest the same. Although the change may not be noticeable immediately, the guests will eventually notice it, and in the wedding photos, it will stand out.

To make the groom stand out from the groomsmen, here are five fashion ideas for the Groom and groomsmen attire

Subtly adjust the jacket style

In any suit the groom chooses, he will probably find a combination of jackets that are not precisely the same but look good together. If the groomsmen are wearing single-breasted, the groom could choose a double; if they are wearing three-button styles, he could wear a single; and if the groomsmen’s jackets have plain lapels, the groom could wear satin.

Find a different colour suit or jacket

Wearing a different colour suit or jacket to the groomsmen will provide a total contrast and make it very obvious who the star of the show is. Just be sure that the suit and jacket shapes and styles are the same.

The groom could wear a charcoal grey suit, a pale grey suit by the groomsmen, a black dinner jacket worn by the groomsmen and a white dinner jacket worn by the groomsmen at an evening event. A khaki suit could be worn by a groomsman at a backyard wedding, while the groomsman would wear a white suit.

Wear a fancy boutonniere

If the groom wants to wear the same outfit as the groomsmen, he can consistently achieve a unique look with a more ornate boutonniere. One of the most popular styles of the groom’s boutonniere is a mini version of the bride’s bouquet, which will look stunning in your wedding photos. However, making the groom’s boutonniere bigger, more colourful, or more intricate can achieve the right effect.

Think about the tie

It might be that the groom decides to wear a different tie to his groomsmen, and they could wear a simple long toe while he wears a cravat or bow tie. However, this does tend to look a little untidy, so it might be better if all the men wear the same type of tie and the groom chooses a bigger one or one in a different colour.

Personalise the waistcoat

When it comes to Groom and groomsmen attire, ensure the groom wears a coloured waistcoat while the groomsmen wear cummerbunds. If they are all wearing waistcoats, make sure the groom wears a brighter colour or a highly patterned one while the groomsmen wear plain ones.

When personalising your waistcoat, you can do a few things to make it your own. Firstly, you can choose the fabric. If you want something classic, opt for wool or tweed. If you’re after something a little more modern, go for cotton or linen. You can also pick the colour and pattern of your waistcoat. Again, go for something classic like black or grey if you want a timeless look, or be bold and go for a bright colour or print if you’re daring.

Another way to personalise your waistcoat is to add some embellishments. You could add a pocket square in a contrasting colour or stitch on a boutonniere. You could even have your initials embroidered onto the lapel. Whatever you choose, make sure it reflects your personality so that you feel confident and stylish on your big day.