It’s no surprise that when it comes to weddings, the majority of the decisions are not only made by brides, but also deal with her vision. It can be tough to find a guy that is totally gung-ho about wedding planning – most guys won’t touch it with a 10 foot pole! While the world of weddings is always evolving and men are becoming more interested in throwing in their two cents, it can still be really difficult to get them to jump in with both feet and participate throughout the entire planning process. In hopes of inspiring some future grooms to get a bit more excited about this most important milestone in their lives, we like to take time every once in a while to post some blogs just for them!
A couple of months ago we had a great post about how you can get your man involved in the planning process (check it out here!). This week, we’re going to share our top three favourite wedding attire trends for them. Brides put so much time and effort into creating their perfect wedding look, why not put that same time and effort into our grooms?
Throw Your Black Shoes Out the Window
Think back to all of the weddings you’ve attended, what was the groom’s party wearing? Was it a suit complete with a tie and black shoes? While there is absolutely nothing wrong with this ensemble, it is not the one and only option out there for the guys! We love the idea of changing not only the colour of the suit, but also the shoes (and maybe even adding in some fun socks :P). When I think of the perfect outfit for a groom, I picture a sharp navy suit with a white shirt and brown shoes. Guys, there isn’t an unwritten rule that says you can’t wear brown shoes to your wedding! So throe a curveball at tradition and give yourself as much creative freedom as your bride has with her gown! As long as you look handsome and sharp, and feel comfortable, the sky is the limit when it comes to your wedding attire.
Bow Ties and Suspenders
Choosing to outfit the men in bow ties and suspenders is such a fun idea! If your wedding has a vintage vibe to it, opting for this combination is a great alternative to a full suit and tie. You can get bow ties in virtually any colour and pattern imaginable and suspenders are so popular in every day fashion right now, they’re super easy to come by too!
If you want to play it safe and stick to a more traditional suit and tie ensemble but still want to have a bit of fun with the look, why not do so with accessories? More and more grooms are taking control of their look through accessories and adding small, personal touches that mean something to them. For example cufflinks, like bowties, can be customized to fulfill almost any groom’s demands. Even though they are a small part of the overall look, cufflinks can be used again in the future and are a great gift to give your guy before he meets you at the alter. Another fun accessory our men can play around with are boutonnières! It is becoming a lot more common to have a boutonnière that reflects the groom and his party’s personalities and interests. It’s also a great way of incorporating a specific interest (i.e. comic books, fishing, cars, etc.) into your wedding without being tacky or flashy and even further developing your wedding theme.
What are your favourite wedding attire trends for guys? Did you and your husband incorporate anything specific into his look to make it unique or special?
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Article written by Katie Dennison – Intern at The Little White Dress
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