Five Ways To Outfit The Groom & Groomsmen
Trying to decide the best selection of suits to dress the groom and groomsmen for your big day? Check out these ideas for styling the men in your wedding featuring Sartoro.
The groomsmen are a special part of any wedding, and they carry an important task – to dress in an outfit distinctly nicer than the rest of the guests and to help amplify the groom’s appearance as his special entourage.
Aside from the color and fabric selection (we’ll discuss that in another post), there are countless ways to style the wedding party’s outfits – with one of the most common choices being for everyone to wear the same garments.
For those looking to change things up a bit, let’s look at our top five favorite ways to outfit the groom and groomsmen a bit differently.
5 Unique Ways to Style the Groom and Groomsmen for the Wedding
Check out these five combinations of styling options to suit your guys for the big day.
The Ballroom King
Groom: Tuxedo • Groomsmen: Suits
Keep things formal for the groomsmen but level things up for the groom in a stunning tuxedo that pops just that much more. He’ll stand out just enough from everyone else and make his position as the leader (for the day at least!) of the group clear to all.
Groom: Two-Piece Suit • Groomsmen: Swap Jacket For Vest
Really want the groom to stand out from the groomsmen’s outfits? Leave him in a suit but ditch the jackets for the groomsmen in favor of matching vests & pants. This more casual look still looks good, though shirt choice (and fit) becomes more important with the sleeves exposed.
Groom: Three-Piece Suit • Groomsmen: Two-Piece Suits
Not in the tuxedo mood but want the groom to leave a real mark? Outfit him in a three piece suit (jacket, vest, pants) and keep things simple for the groomsmen in two piece suits. There are a few added benefits here. First, when everyone hits the dance floor at the reception, the groom can remove the jacket and still look great in his vest. Second, this keeps the cost down for the groomsmen as they won’t need to purchase a vest.
- Suits: Thompson Harbor Grey Suit
Groom: Shawl Lapel Tuxedo • Best Man: Peak Lapel Tuxedo • Groomsmen: Notch Lapel Tuxedo
This groom and groomsmen outfit style option provides subtle distinction in an all tuxedo layout. The groom goes classic for contrast and significance with the shawl lapel. The groomsmen don notch lapel tuxedos while the best man receives a subtle nod with a slight adjustment in his peak lapel look.
- Shawl Lapel: Carnegie Jet Black Twill Tuxedo
- Peak Lapel: Dean Black Sharkskin Tuxedo (by request)
Groom: Suit (color #1) • Groomsmen: Suits (color #2)
The final style to round out the top five outfit combinations is to veer from the norm and have the groom wear a slightly different color from the rest of the groomsmen. This can work with greys, blues, or even green suit fabrics. While distinctly contrasting colors can work (i.e. groom in blue, groomsmen in grey), unless you have the help of a fashion designer, we’d recommend keeping within the same color range – the groom can be in either the darker or lighter shade, he’ll stand out either way as the only one in that color.
Do what makes you happy.
At the end of the day, there are dozens of styles and combinations that will work for your groom and groomsmen outfits. Your wedding venue, color palette, and general vibe you’re going for all play into what suits and what style of looks for the wedding party will work best.
At Sartoro, they offer an all-online way to make this process easy for the couple to organize. Visit their Weddings Page for more information and schedule a free consultation with their team to learn more and get help picking out your wedding party outfits!
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