I definitely lean more toward informal Groom attire (and informal weddings in general), but I do love the black or navy tuxedo (and bow tie of course!) look for a formal wedding – cravats, silk waistcoats and top hats feel far too common and ‘old-fashioned’ to me, and there are so many interesting choices for Groom attire these days.
Here are some formal and ‘less’ formal ideas for the Groom’s wedding attire, as well as a few fun accessories to play up the look with!
[I had to include the silk cravats and waistcoats really, as it is still a popular choice among couples]
TIP: Want to wear something formal but worried it might be boring and ‘common’? Try out a brighter coloured suit and match it in with your theme. Green? Burgundy? Royal Blue?
TIP: Try pairing a plain suit with a coloured or fun, patterned tie/bow tie/cravat, pocket handkerchief to add a little bit more detail without detracting the attention from the overall look.
‘LESS’ FORMAL ATTIRE:
TIP: Make the Groom stand out from his groomsmen! Try adding a suit jacket if the others are wearing waistcoats (or just dress shirts); wear a tie, whilst the other men have bow ties; wear a waistcoat if the groomsmen are just wearing dress shirts. There are endless possibilities, but it is a nice idea to let the Groom stand out just a little bit by wearing something slightly different.
TIP: Using your wedding colour scheme, play around with different patterns and slightly different shades of the same colour (or your colour palette) and have each of the groomsmen wear a different bow tie or waistcoat.
TIP: For a semi-formal look – without having to wear a full suit – pair a smart, tailored, dress shirt with a pair of chinos or suit trousers. Add a waistcoat to dress the look up!
TIP: Beach wedding? Try out a pair of khaki chinos (or linen trousers) and a crisp white shirt – smarten it up with a waistcoat, or dress it down by kicking off your shoes in the sand!
[ Any excuse to squeeze Jake Owen into my blog!]
TIP: Something a little more fun and quirky? Pair a smart shirt and suit trousers with a fun bow tie and a pair of braces!