Wedding Style Guide: Groom Edition

Wedding festivities are a time for your best “dress to impress” attitude. This is especially important if you are an actual member of the wedding party. For bridesmaids and the bride herself, wedding style depends on factors like location, wedding color scheme, the engagement ring style, and the bride’s overall inspiration and aesthetic.

For the groom, however, achieving the perfect wedding look does not necessarily depend on the same things. Fortunately for the groom and his groomsmen, a set of general guidelines can be utilized to create a classic look and offer some additional inspiration for making the look unique and tailored to each person’s personal style. If you’re looking to learn more about the wedding style of grooms, here’s what you need to know.

Groom Wedding Style

Learn the Basics:

To avoid added stress on the day of your wedding, there are a few things you can learn and prepare for beforehand to keep your wedding day outfit worries at bay. If you plan on wearing a bowtie at your wedding, learn how to tie one yourself sooner rather than later. The “getting ready” time period before your wedding ceremony is absolutely a time to spend with your best man and groomsmen, but it’s also a chance for you to take a few moments of alone time before the wedding begins. Take these few quiet minutes while you get dressed and tie your bow tie.

Aside from the bow tie, there are a few other pre-wedding things to know as a groom. Don’t think everything (or anything, for that matter) will be okay if left to figure out at the last minute. This goes for socks, shoes, cufflinks, and, most importantly, choosing from the endless options of men’s wedding bands. Preparing in advance for all of these will allow you to get exactly what you want and feel great in your wedding look.

Subtly Complement Your Bride:

Even though this is an equally huge milestone in your relationship, you don’t want to outshine the bride on your wedding day. The bride is the star of the show, after all! However, it’s very thoughtful and kind to think about ways you might complement her look and take time on the smaller details of your outfit. In order to pull this off, make sure you’re in the know when it comes to the overall wedding color palette. More specifically, this could mean the bridesmaid dress color, accent decoration colors, or flower colors. You can add in little bits of complementary colors through your socks, bow tie, boutonniere, or pocket square to tie your looks together with impeccable style.

Keep Your Ring Game Strong:

Couple Wedding ring

Another way to subtly tie in your look with the future Mrs. on your wedding day is to choose the perfect his and hers wedding rings. This is not only a heartfelt gesture, but also an intimate thing for the two of you to share together long after the day of your wedding. Since you will most likely have chosen the engagement ring before the wedding ring, take inspiration from the cut and overall style of your bride’s engagement ring. Having his and her wedding bands to give each other during your wedding ceremony will make the ceremony more memorable and tie in a romantic matching accessory for both of your outfits.

Make It Genuine:

As with any other important event, remember to stay true to your personal style on your wedding day. Do what feels right to you and what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Just because it’s a big day does not mean you should change everything about yourself. Your bride loves you for who you are; otherwise, she wouldn’t be marrying you in the first place. Be the best version of your genuine self on your wedding day, both inside and out.

In terms of outward appearance, this means to take on a “sprucing up” mindset and not one that will cause you to make drastic physical changes. In other words, clean up nicely and get a good haircut and shave, but don’t feel like you need to take on a completely different hairstyle just because it’s your wedding day. This also goes for your personality and how you carry yourself on your wedding day, which is arguably the best representation of the personal style. Take in the little moments throughout the day. Make a point to have a dedicated conversation with each of your groomsmen before the ceremony. Present yourself genuinely, thank your wedding guests and speak from the heart during your vows, speeches, and toasts throughout the entirety of the wedding.

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