Many girls have been dreaming of their wedding day their whole lives. So much emphasis is put on the bride in wedding planning that it can be easy to overlook the fellas. Grooms need to feel special on their big day just as much as their beautiful brides to be. A stylish groom won’t be fully satisfied unless he too is the center of attention in a stand-out suit with every detail in place. It’s also easy for a groom to blend into the crowd of groomsmen if you don’t give him something a little different to help him stand out. Here are six ways you can set the groom apart from the pack.
#1. Have The Groom Wear A Different Suit Than The Groomsmen
The groom should wear something that reflects his personal taste and style. It should also be different from what the groomsmen are wearing. The groom’s attire can differ subtly from the groomsmen or the groom can wear a completely different suit altogether. For example, the suit can be a totally different color, style, or fabric choice. Having the groom in a different suit not only makes him stand out but it looks fantastic in wedding photos.
Speaking of men’s suits, while many men will rent their suits or tuxes due to budget reasons, this is the perfect time for the groom to splurge on himself and buy some formal wear of his very own. Check out this article from the New York Times about purchasing your formal wear. While it would look strange for a bride to wear her wedding dress on other occasions in her life, a men’s suit is much more versatile.
#2. Add A Waist Coat To Make The Groom More Formal
Adding a waistcoat or vest transforms your 2-piece suit into a more formal 3-piece suit. A great look is to have all the groomsmen in the standard 2-piece suit but add the waistcoat or vest for the groom’s outfit. This makes him slightly more formal and therefore makes him stand out from the group. The vest can be the same color as the suit or it can carry a pattern or more bold color selection. It all depends on just how much you want to stand out.
#3. Change Things Up With Tie Colors And Styles
If your groomsmen are wearing traditional ties, how about letting the groom sport a trendy bow tie? It’s very formal and also super hot right now. You could also go for a tie or bow tie that is a different color or pattern from the rest of the men. A groom can match his tie and pocket square to something the bride is wearing or to another color in the wedding palette while the rest of the groomsmen stick to white or black basics.
#4. Single Out The Groom With Flowers
A wedding boutonniere is a small lapel pin made of flowers that match the wedding flowers and are worn by all the men in the wedding party. The tradition of corsages and boutonnieres started in 16th century Greece as a way to ward off bad spirits on your wedding day. Today’s is more a matter of tradition and it helps make the outfit special. The men’s boutonniere is typically made up of two flowers and some greenery.
You can change things up, however, and have just the groom wear the special boutonniere to help him stand out. It can be a classic white color or sample of colors from the wedding color theme. It can also be arranged to match the bride’s bouquet. It’s a simple yet elegant touch that will help elevate the groom’s wedding day look. Place the boutonniere on the left lapel at a slight angle for the best look.
#5. Pay Attention To Details With Cufflinks And Other Accessories
You can add a lot of the groom’s personality and style with cufflinks. Cufflinks also make a fantastic gift from the bride to the groom. There are many classic formal styles but you can also personalize his cufflinks with monograms or with something fun that matches the groom’s interest, such as superhero logos, music, or other hobbies. Pocket squares are another fun accessory you can play around with to get a pop of color and style into otherwise formal attire. You can also add finishing touches with a nice belt or a pair of suspenders.
A nice watch also makes a great gift for the groom and will keep him on time as well. If you want to go all out with a lux gift, check out this Forbes list of the best men’s accessories. You’ll find great picks for watches, wallets, sunglasses, shoes, and more.
#6. Have Some Fun With Sock Gift Sets
If we’re going to talk about elevated style, you can’t leave socks out of the equation. Yes, when wearing a suit a man’s socks rarely show, but they can still be stylish and fun. You never know when someone will catch a sneak-peek. Coordinating some fun and stylish socks with the outfit not only adds a touch of class, but great quality socks can keep your feet from hurting all day inside your nice leather shoes.
No Cold Feet is an example of a company that offers customizable groomsmen sock gift sets for wedding parties. Coordinated fashion pieces make great groomsmen gifts so that they don’t have to think of every little detail themselves. Great groomsmen gift sets come with customized labels that make them a big hit. The socks are also made from a soft material designed to keep feet dry and comfortable during extended wear.
There are many ways to single out the groom and make him feel special on his wedding day. These are but a few examples and suggestions. Take a hint from your groom’s typical style and the theme of the wedding to come up with some suggestions of your own.