Gone are the days when all the groom had to do was rent the right size tux and coordinating vest, tie, or bowtie. Modern grooms are personalizing their outfits so that they can have a little fun with their clothing on their wedding day, too! Here are six ways the guys can stand out.
Even at the most formal and traditional wedding, you can show personality with fun socks. Superheroes, bright colors, wacky prints – whatever floats your boat! Just make sure your photographer gets a shot of them.
When the dance floor opens, you’ll ditch the jacket and roll up your sleeves! We love sleeve clips because they’re practical and stylish. Available with a variety of symbols and finishes, these handy clips keep rolled-up sleeves in place. They make a great groomsman gift because you can get a set of clips that are unique for each guy.
Gone are the days when the boutonnieres were a mini version of the bride’s bouquet. Boutonnieres have come into their own; they coordinate with the bride’s flowers but don’t need to be matchy-matchy. In fact, some guys are eschewing flowers all together in favor of Lego characters, golf tees, heirloom brooches, succulents, or simple greenery.
Anything But a Black Tux
As we browse Pinterest and check out local weddings for our blog, we’ve noticed fewer guys in the traditional black tux! Guys are standing out in gray suits or shades of blue from electric to navy. Trend watchers say 2017 is the year of the burgundy suit for men or for abandoning solids all together for texture and patterns like tweed.
A Fun Tie
Forget the days when the guys’ ties had to match the girls’ dresses. Coordination is the key in 2017 weddings. Guys are choosing ties with patterns and textures that coordinate with the wedding colors but also allow them to show their style. Where to start? Think florals, stripes, checks, polka dots, and even silly novelty patterns!
Mismatched bridesmaids have been a thing for many years, and the trend is finally getting to the guys. Mismatching is in! Just make sure everyone coordinates with the wedding color and style – and each other. The easiest way to pull of this look is to change the accessories for each guy, like their tie or vest. Go same color, different pattern, for example, or do varying shades of the same color. Or, simply mix up neckwear – some guys in bowties and others in neckties.