While it might seem like the bride and her wedding dress get all of the attention, we should never overlook the importance of the groom’s attire and looks. Grooms and groomsmen need to look good on the big day too.
If you want to look as stylish as your partner on your wedding day, keep reading for a detailed guide of what every groom should know when dressing for their wedding:
Ok, we know that the face is not the first thing you’d expect to see on a list of suit accessories, but let’s be honest… it’s important. Your wedding is not the time to try something new or go for a wild, unkempt look. The goal is to look like an elevated version of yourself.
Taking the time to look after your skin is key to feeling your best. Tidying up the edges of your beard or having a fresh shave will do more than just look good… you’ll feel better too.
The choice of patterns, materials and knots means that the right necktie will fit any wedding you’re planning from the traditional to the casual.
The knot you tie on the day you ‘tie the knot’ should fit the formality of the event. A classic go-to is the Windsor knot, it always looks fantastic. WEEF WEAR custom makes and engrave initials to their leather ties – a timeless gift a bride can give to her husband on their special day! WEEF also makes leather bow ties with custom engraved wooden packaging which is the perfect groomsman gift.
Carve your initials
There are so many different ways to put your monogram on display. A less flashy and more intimate way to feature your joint initials is through your cufflinks. Customize the accessory by combining your partner’s initials with yours for an extraordinary look that cherishes your union.
Take your outfit to the next level by engraving a sweet note from your significant other. Imprint a quote from a past love letter that your spouse gave you, or ask your partner to stitch on a surprise message. You’ll be reminded of the love you have for your special someone, and reconnecting to that beautiful bond will fuel your big day.
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A groom doesn’t need to wear a lot of jewelry on his wedding day as the bride is the visual star of the show. That doesn’t mean you have to be completely void of shine or character either.
Remember, you want your appearance to be an elevated version of yourself. That’s what the right pair of cufflinks can do… give you a certain air of sophistication and style that sets your day apart from the usual.
Adding a tie clip elevates your already polished look and, when matched with other metals you’re wearing, brings cohesion and class to your overall look… not to mention it’ll keep your tie from falling in the main course at the reception.
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Boutonnieres are the ultimate decorative touch. With all the choices out there, this accessory can be as extravagantly loud or as subtle as you want.
Boutonnieres bring a special charm to the groom’s suit and his whole attire, and it brings dimension to the jacket in the photos.
The boutonniere is French for “buttonhole flower”. Initially, the purpose of wearing a boutonniere was to ward off bad luck and mask the unfortunate smells of the time. Hopefully, you’ll only wear one for aesthetic reasons and not because you forgot to shower.
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Belt & suspenders
Let’s start with belts as this is where it gets tricky. Whether or not to wear a belt depends on the formality of the event and the fit of your suit. If your suit is tailored perfectly, then you won’t need one. If your pants are a bit loose, a belt should be used so they don’t end up down around your ankles. Note that a tuxedo does not require a belt.
Pocket watches & watches
If you’re not already wearing a watch, your wedding is the ideal time to invest in one.
A gentleman’s watch is practical and makes a stunning addition to the groom’s look. For a more dapper option, consider a pocket watch. Pocket watches are another fun way to inject personality, style and a bit of old-world charm into the wedding party. Gifting matching ones to your groomsmen isn’t a bad idea either.
Design your own suit
With so many options out there, shopping for your suit can be an overwhelming process. Why not get exactly what you want by designing your very own look from scratch? Customizing your suit or tux is a fun, rewarding and hands-on process that will make your dream fit to come to life. You can get as detailed as possible and have the opportunity to express your style as an individual.
What grooms should avoid wearing
Though the style is all about personal interpretation, and your wedding is a time to be your most authentic self, there are a few fashion tips to keep in mind when dressing for your wedding. A groom should never, ever wear jeans or a t-shirt and nothing ripped or torn you want to look your best. Likewise, anything that looks like it’s been through the laundry a hundred times should also be off-limits.
However, no matter what you choose, get it tailored and make sure it fits. There’s nothing worse than an ill-fitting suit. The bride spends so much effort and energy on what she’s wearing. You should put in a similar amount of effort to make sure you look your best, as well.
A final tip: The goal is to wed once, so do it properly. Plan ahead and put thought into it. Lastly, be sure to have fun! It’s not every day you get to say “I do” to the one you love!
Feature image by Vivid Blue