Whilst your bride (and her fabulous wedding gown) will no doubt be the star of the show, as a groom – you don’t have to sit on the sidelines!
Dressing the part is a rite of passage for every bride and groom, and it’ll leave you more comfortable and confident as well as help you manage any wedding day jitters. Injecting your own personality into your suit choice is vital for grooms.
Putting a few twists on a classic suit will not only differentiate you from your best man and groomsmen, but also let your personality shine through on one of the most important days of your life.
We share 7 creative touches to add personality and flair to your wedding attire so you can take your big day look to the next level.
1. Laid-back linen
If you’re planning a summer wedding then opting for an unstructured look is a great way to go. Unstructured suits aren’t just made for beach weddings.
These lightweight blends are the ideal choice for a wedding in the warmer months, particularly if you and your bride are going for the bohemian, laid back vibe.
Hitched explains more about how to pull off the unstructured wedding look:
“An ‘unstructured suit’ – with minimal lining and shoulder padding – is just the thing for a summer wedding, as the style is lightweight but still smart. This Mr P version is a perfect example. It’s made from a cotton and linen-blend fabric, so it should be ok for a beach wedding abroad, and certainly a match for a typical British summer.”
2. Perfectly plaid
If the rustic look is more you and your bride’s style, then you have to go for a plaid suit. Plaid is an excellent print to experiment with and it looks traditional and smart yet still super trendy.
Want to be even more cutting edge with your wedding look? Swap plaid for a bolder, patterned groomsmen suit. Jacquard, paisley, floral, tartan, and animal print are all chic looks for grooms that dare to be different.
3. A pop of colour
Wearing contrasting colours is a popular way to mix prints without going too ‘out there’. These subtle pops of colour can complement your bride’s look, and even your wider wedding theme and colour scheme.
Try a different coloured waistcoat, bow tie, pocket square, or shirt, and make this colourful look unique to you to ensure you stand out from your best man and groomsmen.
Those looking to be bolder with colour should go the whole hog. Maroon, green, and bright blue suits are top picks for stylish grooms.
4. Tempting textures
It’s not just colour that should be experimented with. You can create an interesting wedding look that’s personal to you by playing with texture.
Velvet is one such material that’s lavish, touchable and made for stylish grooms. A coloured velvet tie or bow tie looks great with a classic black or grey suit.
5. Inspired by nature
Who said your bow tie had to be made from fabric? SwitchWood has transformed bow ties as we know them.
The brand handcrafts bow ties from the finest wood to deliver the ultimate alternative wedding day accessory. You can even build your own wooden bow tie for a look that really is personal to you.
6. Step out in style
Your guests may not notice your choice of colourful, fun or funky socks.
But upping your sock game can help you feel more represented on your wedding day, especially if you’ve decided to stick with tradition when it comes to your suit.
7. Non-floral buttonholes
Go non-floral with your buttonhole by choosing an alternative design that uses paper, fruit, pinecones, a colourful comic, tassels, feathers, or even chilli peppers!