Recently, I blogged about choosing a wedding dress and how it relates to the bride’s style, so this time it’s the groom’s turn!
Seek Inspiration: Whether it’s in your fave men’s clothing website or catalog (J.Crew, Apartment Number 9, Need Supply Co., Taylor Stitch, etc.), or on Pinterest, or window shopping when you are out and about, keep an open mind! You can also check out some style bloggers/Instagrammers in your area, like my friend Andrew, to gather some style ideas. Try to think beyond the traditional and expected outfit choices, or simply personalize a classic look with your own details. You should be able to feel like yourself – comfortable, yet dressed a up enough to fit the occasion.
Make it your own: You may choose to rent or buy, either way you can dress up your ensemble with some carefully-chosen pieces! Try a creative boutonniere, layers or patterns, custom cufflinks, or an interesting pair of shoes/boots.
Try on ahead of time: To avoid unneeded wedding-day stress, make sure to pick everything out with plenty of time and then try everything on a few days before the wedding. That way if something is incorrect or needs just a bit of adjusting, you have a few days to work out the kinks. Special tip – guys if you buy new shoes for the occasion, break them in around the house! While they may not be as fancy and tight-fitting as ladies shoes, it still helps immensely to spend some time in them before the big day.
Matching: No need to follow traditional rules if they don’t suit you (get it?!). If you want to wear a different color or style tie, suit, etc. than your groomsmen, go for it! You can coordinate with the bridal party without having to match exactly. Again, it’s up to you to make the outfit your own! Just make sure to talk it over with your bride-to-be, so you both are on the same page and share the same vision.
Thanks so much for reading, and happy planning, friends!