How to Choose the Best Attire for the Groomsmen

The groomsmen are an integral and important part of the most special day of your life – your wedding. They’ll be very visible throughout the day in several photos and key video footage, so it’s essential that they look their absolute best. Traditionally, groomsmen’s attire has generally matched one another. But, why not try something a little different and more modern by dressing them in suits that don’t match but complement each other instead. Who says they have to match exactly? Keep the look uniform by simply matching one or two elements together.

Here are a few tips on how to pull the look together:

• Choose either tuxedos or suits for your groomsmen. It’s best to get their input and involve them throughout the entire process. Traditional 3-piece suits with slacks, vest, and jacket tend to look a bit more stylish than a tuxedo. But, it’s up to you which look you want. Although the cuts of the suits can differ if you like, keep the fabric the same color throughout.

• Pick out ties, shirts, and boutonnieres. Choose either a long tie or bow tie. Longer ties seem to be a more popular choice and make an appropriate selection for a suit. For their shirts, pick either classic crisp white or another color that complements the overall style and color of the suit. Boutonnieres should ideally correspond with some feature of the bride’s or the bridesmaid’s bouquets.

• Determine which features of the groomsmen attire you want to match with each other. It’s popular to match the vest, ties, or boutonnieres. If you want to match the vests and ties, it’s best if they’re the same color as the dresses for the bridesmaids.

• Combine certain elements of the groomsmen’s attire that don’t match the other groomsmen. For instance, if the boutonnieres don’t match, make the bouquet of each bridesmaid different so it corresponds with the groomsman she’s walking down the aisle with. If the ties or vests don’t match, make sure they at least complement one another.

Choosing the look for your groomsmen on your wedding day doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful; you just have to know what you want and be somewhat open minded.