A groom should choose an outfit that is well fitting, pairs well with the theme and decor, expresses his personal style and makes him look and feel great on the most important day of his life. We know it can be difficult to tick all of these boxes, so we’ve compiled our favourite on-trend grooms wear ideas and advice below to help inspire you. Enjoy!
Gone are the days when grooms were restricted to the uniform of a mono suit to get married in. Although a black/grey suit is timelessly stylish and the perfect choice for a formal black tie wedding, many grooms are throwing out the rule book and opting for a more laid back style to fit the formality of a chilled out wedding. Whether you choose a morning suit, a two piece or a simple white shirt and trousers, mix and match the following on-trend ideas to create a look that expresses your character!
A waistcoat can be worn underneath a suit jacket to add a subtle flash of colour/pattern to a 3 piece suit – opt for sophisticated materials and patterns such as a plaid flannel waistcoat rather than the garish polyester kind! For a more laid-back summertime look, ditch the suit jacket and wear by itself on top of a shirt.
Tweed has once again become very popular in the last few years. Perfect for rustic, shabby-chic and country themed ceremonies, a tweed jacket, waistcoat or accessories are great for creating a cool, contemporary look.
Forget plain old black…quirky bow ties are all the rage right now as an alternative to a regular tie. They are a great way to add a playful touch of colour and pattern into the groom’s outfit whilst looking classy and sophisticated.
If you feel like a tie fits your style better than a bow tie, we recommend choosing a colour that is part of your theme or matches your bride’s flowers to help pull everything together.
Your boutonniere should feature at least some of the same flowers in the bridal bouquet, and be different from the groomsmen’s – make a statement by varying the colour, size or flowers or add personal trinkets and mementos. Pin on the left side of your lapel on the underside so that no part of the pin shows.
A classy finishing touch to your outfit, a pocket square can help to bring the colours of your outfit together and allows you to have some fun with pattern. Choose a pocket square that complements the colour of your bow tie, tie, shirt or jacket, in a luxurious fabric like embroidered silk.
An elegant way to truly finish off your outfit, choose cuff links that are meaningful to you. They could be engraved with the co-ordinates of where you first met your partner , or give a nod to your favourite sport or pastime.
The perfect way to add a bit of old-school cool to a rustic themed wedding, braces and suspenders have made a comeback in the last few years. They are incredibly versatile and come in a variety of fabrics to suit both formal and informal ceremonies.
Traditional top hats have fallen out of fashion in the last few years and can be quite annoying to carry around all day, but fedoras, bowlers and trilby hats are becoming quite common for grooms want to be a bit outrageous and make a statement!
For more wedding inspiration, check out our wedding gallery to see some stylish grooms on their big day at New House Farm!