Let’s face it, a lot of girls dream of their wedding day and dress growing up, but guys… not so much! So when it comes to helping your groom plan his outfit and look for the big day, you might need a little extra inspiration for the big day. When it comes to fall styling, we love seeing great contrast when it comes to colors! The deep, dark hues mixed with some really rich, bright jewel tones can make for a timeless look. If you’re a couple that likes to break out of the traditional mold, we’re seeing more and more grooms opt for a brightly colored suit, and we’re all for this fun look! Think hunter green or a deep maroon… swoon! Take a peek at some of our favorite looks for this season.
We’ve been seeing the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 everywhere lately, especially in the wedding world - Ultra Violet is in! Whether it’s hints of lavender in your centerpieces or bright and fresh purple florals, violet is a 2018 staple. We love the new trend of taking this fun color a step further by accessorizing with it, too. If you really want to set your use of Ultra Violet apart, try incorporating it into your groomswear!
Ultra Violet is a powerful color that’s sure to make a big statement on your big day, so have the groomsmen rock some purple pieces! A full purple-toned suit is memorable and would look stunning at a summer wedding. If an entirely purple ensemble is a little too much for your vision, add in small bits of a softer lavender as a nod to the color of the year.
There are so many options out there, too. Go for a patterned dress shirt with hints of violet, add a pop of color with a purple handkerchief, or sneak in a peek of lavender with some unique dress socks. You can even incorporate some bright florals for his boutonnière or add another bit of purple with some suspenders!
For more of a soft and romantic vibe, try pairing a light gray suit with a crisp white dress shirt and handkerchief. Top off the look with a lavender tie or bowtie and carry that same tone into your own bouquet for a seamless and timeless look!
Bringing florals into your wedding can get pricey, but they really add a touch of whimsy and romance to your big day no matter the time of year. This spring, cut back on the fresh flowers and save some money by incorporating floral patterns into your wedding party’s attire! Dress your groom up with a skinny floral tie or a patterned dress shirt. We put together a list of the best ways to incorporate floral patterns into your groomsmen’s attire, but no matter how you do it, it can be an inexpensive way to add a pop of understated springtime elegance!
For a timeless approach, start with the tie! The options are endless, and there’s tons of inexpensive and unique ties available online that won’t break the bank. If your groom is feeling a little intimidated by the bright floral options, try out a subdued version, like this champagne one. It’s classic, but the pattern still adds a touch of elegance and makes the ensemble a lot more memorable. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, opt for a bold bowtie instead; we love this bright one from Etsy!
To add a little more impact to your groom’s look, add a patterned pocket square! A floral handkerchief will photograph well, especially with a matching bowtie. Coordinating the two pieces will make a statement and really set your wedding party apart, so forget those boring solids and surprise your guests with something fun!
This one is for the boldest of the bold, the bravest of the brave. If your groom is daring, have him rock one of the newest wedding trends: a floral dress shirt. Against a solid jacket and tie, the floral print really pops, and the look can really tie the entire wedding party together. Less busy patterns are usually the best choice so they don’t overwhelm the look, but get as wild as you want, because this trend is only getting bigger. If you’re feeling confident enough to mix some patterns and get a really unique look, try incorporating a subtle floral print tie against a patterned shirt!
If everything on this list is just a little too bold but you want to skip the old black and white tux, try incorporating some floral accessories that just hint at spring. Level up some classic cufflinks with adorable handmade ones from Etsy - these ones are to die for and super easy to rock. You could always try out some floral socks, too - they’re the perfect way to get any reluctant groom in on the trend!
Most of the time, the bride tends to have the heavier hand in the wedding planning process. This can often times leave the groom without a say or his taste really showing through. That's why we love the trend of having a groom cake at your wedding! A groom cake is a smaller cake you serve along side your traditional wedding cake that is designed by the groom himself. This cake can reflect his style or personality in a theme of his choosing! Looking for inspiration for your groom cake? Check out some of our favorites below.
We all know the classic wedding tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue for her big day… but what about the groom? We think that it’s just as important for him to have some special traditions for the wedding day too! Not sure what items are best suited for the male counterpart? We’re sharing our top picks for each with you today!
Getting married can be expensive. There’s no need to go out and replace everything you already own just for the big day! Save yourself a little bit of money and use a tie clip you already own. While it may not be a bank-breaking purchase for a new one, every penny counts and chances are you already own a handful with no need to continue to add to the collection! Plus, wearing your favorite tie clip on the big day will make it even more special for future use.
We all know that your groom will be counting down the minutes until he gets to marry the love of his life, so make sure he’s prepared with a new watch! A great gift he can use regularly and be reminded of your special day. If it’s in the budget, we love the idea of having a special message engraved in the back of the face, even if it’s something as simple as your wedding date!
We love hearing stories of treasured family heirlooms that are passed down or shared for the big day. You don’t frequently sport a tuxedo in everyday life? Instead of going out and buying all the essential tux accessories, borrow some! Does your dad or grandfather have a special set of cufflinks with sentimental value? Perfect. We love the idea of bringing your family down the aisle with you.
Recently, many brides have been getting a special, short love note sewn into the back of their groom’s tie. We think this is the absolute sweetest idea! Tie it into the tradition by opting for a blue thread. It will create a long-lasting memory that you can cherish for years to come.