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.
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!
The big day is almost here, and you and your fiancé would not have made it this far without the love and support of your friends and family. You’ve already picked out the perfect gifts to thank your bridesmaids months ago, but your hubby has probably yet to pick out gifts to show his--and your--appreciation for the time and money (i.e. bachelor party and tux rentals) his groomsmen put into your wedding day.
Whether you have one gift to give, or ten, personalization is essential; you want each man to know his individual support is important and acknowledged. We recommend engraving gifts with a monogram specific to your groomsman or the wedding day date. Most companies offer free personalization with purchase of their items! Personalization is especially great for large wedding parties because you only have to find one item everyone will enjoy, and each will be distinct!
We’ve come up with an assortment of groomsmen gift ideas, in varying price ranges, to help inspire you to find the perfect gifts.
Whether you have many groomsmen, or are on a tight budget, there are an abundance of gifts under $25. Personalization is important with low-cost gifts; it makes them seem more elegant and expensive.
Business card case
The average groomsmen gift is between $35-$50. If this range appeals to you and your budget, check out these gift ideas (all engravable!).
Those wishing to spend a little more should splurge on items that will get regular use and make your groomsmen feel dignified.
Custom leather luggage tags
If you have no budget, or just a best man, consider these luxurious gifts. Add a monogram to make the gift even more exclusive!
Cigar set (cutter & lighter)
Professional poker set
Some gifts are available at any price range. Our favorites are monogrammed cufflinks, tie clips, or watches. All can be worn on your wedding day and will get more than one use. Individualize cufflinks to match each groomsman’s personality, or match the leather band of the watch to the groomsmen belt and shoes!
Step aside, brides! It’s time to let your man shine in today’s top trending fashion for grooms! Whether it’s straying away from the traditional black tuxedo or adding different accessories to their attire, you’ll definitely want to say, “I do” the second you see him!
It’s the year of colors for us ladies, and that goes for men as well! As opposed to wearing a traditional black tuxedo, groom’s fashion trends are leaning toward different shades of blues, grays, and even burgundy for their tuxes! Blue and burgundy tuxes look great with brown leather accessories, and you can pair just about any color with a gray tux (especially a colored tie to get that bold contrast)!
To spruce up your suit on your big day, try adding some simple accessories that will wow your bride-to-be! A big trend today is adding suspenders to bring back that classic look, or switching out neck ties for bow ties. Even if your groom opts to wear the classic black-and-white suit, try adding a timeless pocket watch chain or a glitzy watch to make him stand out!
Just like it’s becoming a trend for bridesmaids to wear different dresses following the same color palette, men are now having their groomsmen pick their own suits and style! Instead of insisting each groomsman wear the same suit and shoes, allow them to express their own style and spin on their outfits!