Most men take a back seat when it comes to planning a wedding, unless you have a Groomzilla on your hands. Because this is most often the case, the groomsmen attire does not always get the careful consideration it deserves. Brides often opt to dress their groom and groomsmen in a grey, black or khaki suit or tux. It is often accompanied by a matching tie, vest and boutineer in the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses and/or wedding colour scheme. This is all fine and dandy, but if you want to stray from the norm when choosing groomsmen attire, read on.
Traditional Groomsmen Attire
When selecting attire for your groomsmen avoid matching every single accessory.
Just because your bridesmaid dresses are navy blue, does not mean your groomsmen have to wear a matching navy blue tie and vest. Having too much matching colour can look very formal and overwhelming, especially if you choose vibrant colours like orange, red or hot pink. The key is to coordinate but not necessarily match.
If you want to create colour unity in your bridesmaid and groomsmen clothing without it looking too traditional or matching, here are some tips.
Use different shades and patterns
Using different shades of your theme colour and/or patterns that include your colour of choice will help create consistency without looking overly traditional or like you tried to hard.
Different Shades of Colour
Be creative with your pops of colour
There are ways to incorporate your colour scheme into your wedding party attire other than a tie, vest, or boutineer. Consider foregoing the traditional elements and have your groomsmen sport a stylish pocket square or a patterned shirt. Bow ties are all the rave these days and they come in all sorts of colours and patterns making them a great alternative. Shoes and socks are also a fun way to incorporate colour without overwhelming the eye.
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