It’s easy to discern the bride from her maids (hint: she’s usually the one in white), but often the groom’s attire matches the uniformed look of his groomsmen. We’re here to tell you that matching and coordinating are two very different things, and the latter can help your groom stand out from the sea of jackets and ties. Depending on how fashionable the groom is, there are lots of ways to successfully pull off a coordinated look. Check out some of our favourite tips below:
If you really want the groom to stand out, choose a different colour coat or trousers. Make sure it’s in the same style as the groomsmen’s and the colour is within the wedding’s palette. In this case, it’s often ideal to stay in the same colour family and choose the same patterned neckwear for all the men.
Again, you’ll want to stay in the same colour family, but consider switching up the pattern of the shirts. Maybe the groom goes gingham and his men stay solid. The same can be done with ties, and, if he’s feeling adventurous, the suit itself (just keep the pattern subtle here).
He can make a statement and match the bride by wearing a different coat than his groomsmen. A white or ivory coat means both the bride and groom are wearing the most iconic wedding color, while something more subtle, like a velvet coat, is a sophisticated way of elevating the groom’s look.
The most understated way of differentiating the groom is by switching up his neckwear or accessories. Maybe he adds a vest or a tie that matches the bride, while the groomsmen wear ties to match the bridesmaids. The boutonniere is another subtle way to help him stand out. Choose a larger or more colourful flower, while the groomsmen wear accent blooms or forgo them altogether.
However you choose to dress your men, it’s vital the groom comes in-store to try on looks early in the decision-making process. That will leave some time to think about exactly how he wants to stand out on his big day, because, most importantly, he should feel just as comfortable as he does dashing.