When it comes to wedding planning, kitting out your groom’s party can be a daunting task. You want the groom to stand out and shine, whilst still coordinating with the groomsmen, complimenting the bridesmaids and not stealing focus from the blushing bride.
TIP 1: MATCH THE WEDDING THEME
The first thing to consider when dressing your groom’s party is the setting. If you are planning an autumnal, countryside wedding with lots of rich colours, then you may want to consider a more rustic, robust suit in a tweed fabric to match the natural, earthy aesthetics. However, if you're planning a romantic summer getaway to Santorini, you’ll want to opt for paler shades and lighter fabrics to keep you from breaking a sweat.
TIP 2: MIX & MATCH
Many grooms opt to match their groomsmen to a tee, with everyone suited and booted in exactly the same way. But, if you're a groom that wants an edge, an easy change is to don a different waistcoat, blazer or even tie to your groomsmen. This allows you to keep your groom’s party cohesive, whilst still creating contrast and give the groom his well-deserved spotlight.
TIP 3: COORDINATE WITH THE BRIDESMAIDS
Now, let’s not forget that the groomsmen are only half of the wedding party, you still need to find a harmonious way to compliment the bridesmaids as well as your blushing bride.
Don’t worry – this isn’t as difficult as it sounds! A simple way to tie together the wedding party is by colour matching the details. Find waistcoats, ties, bow ties or even pocket squares that match the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses. When choosing the bridal bouquet or boutonnières, incorporate flowers that bring in colours from the groomsmen suits and bridesmaid dresses. The party shouldn’t be an exact match, but it should show you’ve thought out the subtle nuances and dressed your wedding party with intent.
But most importantly, remember that this is your special day and some rules are made to be broken. Choose suits that make the groom and his party feel their absolute best and most confident selves!