Getting Married, The Groom and the Suits…

Getting married is both exciting and terrifying for most couples, though men are usually more relaxed, only having to worry about remembering their vows and getting their suits ready in time. Most of the attention, and rightly so, during the wedding will be on the bride, but the groom and his men's styling is just as important.

The groom’s suit won’t get as much publicity as the bridal gown, but they must ensure that they still look sharp.

Generally, the suit must be adapted to the wedding, just like everything else. Many suits are done in neutral shades of grey or black so the bride can stand out, though the groom should also do something extra to be easily identified from his groomsmen. 

Traditionally, the groom and groomsmen wear almost identical outfits: the same colour suit, same colour shirt, and also the same colour ties.

However, there are a few simple changes that can be made to distinguish the groom from the other gentlemen in the group without making him stick out like a sore thumb.

Wearing an alternate wedding suit

Wearing a different suit from the groomsmen can augment his importance on the wedding day. For instance, opting to dress in a cut away jacket, while the groomsmen dress in standard cut ones. Alternatively, they can wear a single-button coat or a single breasted jacket while the groomsmen dress in three-button coats or double-breasted jackets, respectively.

Change the waistcoat

Grooms can switch up their waistcoats by choosing a different colour from that of the groomsmen, or wearing a cummerbund while the groomsmen stick to the waistcoats.

Sport a different tie

The idea is to make the grooms tie more elaborate than that of the groomsmen. A Windsor, Ascot, Eldridge, or other bigger knots can instantly be recognised from other smaller neckties. The groom could also choose a different shade, colour or pattern to be more noticeable.

Different shoes

To begin with, the groom and the groomsmen must sport sleek footwear, as getting the wrong shoe can ruin the whole look and style. The groom can then always take it up a notch by wearing a different shade or pattern from that of the groomsmen. For instance, if choosing to go with brown shoes, the groom can choose a darker or lighter shade than the groomsmen.
These changes are usually easy to identify and distinguish the groom from the others in the party.

A bit of Bling

The groom could also don bolder accessories, add a bit of bling and sparkle, while the groomsmen wear simpler ones. The whole idea of standing out is to get the groom to shine alongside his bride, and be easily recognisable in photos.

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