7 Outfit Options for the Groom
Posted on 09 May 2018
As the big day approaches, and with so much on your mind, one of the things that are probably bothering you is your outfit. After all, with so many different outfits that you can wear, which one suits you best?
While it is impossible to look as good as the bride (after all, she is the queen on the wedding day), the groom also needs to look at his best.
In order to choose the right outfit for your wedding, you need to consider the wedding venue as well as your own personality. If you're just a casual guy, you don't want to be all dressed up unless the wedding venue demands it.
So, here are the 7 most popular groom outfits:
1. The Black Tie/Bow Tie
As one of the most formal groom outfits, this is perfect when you are having a traditional or classic wedding. So, in case your wedding is taking place in a gallery or in a ballroom, this may be the right choice for you.
2. The Three Piece Suit
Another popular groom outfit is the three piece suit. One of the best things about this outfit is that it is very versatile. After all, depending on the color that you choose it can be more or less formal. In case you prefer to have a more formal wedding, then you should go for a darker color like black or dark blue. However, if you're having an outdoor wedding at the beach or at rustic venues, just go for light colors.
In addition, make sure to check the fabrics. In case you're getting married during the fall, for example, you can choose some tweed or wool suits.
In case you are just a casual groom, there's no problem is wearing a three piece suit made of textured fabrics with houndstooth and plaid.
3. The Bow Tie & Suspenders
While suspenders don't please everyone, some grooms just love them. So, you can wear them at your wedding without any problems as long as you keep the belt out of your outfit.
The truth is that this groom outfit is timeless and it may be perfect if you want your wedding to be more casual and relaxed.
4. The Hat
While for many years hats were of the equation for grooms, the truth is that they are coming back.
Hats are very versatile depending on the one that you choose. Whether Boater, Ivy, Bowler, or Fedora, the hat gives you a stylish look and you can perfectly match it with the wedding venue and your own style.
When you're having a formal wedding, you can opt for a top hat grey felt instead of a black silk. However, if you're having an informal wedding, you can also wear a hat like a Fedora, for example. In case you don't want to be the only one wearing one, just ask your groomsmen to wear hats as well.
5. The Suit & Tie
Suit & Tie is one of the most versatile outfits that a groom can have. From the different colors of the suit and tie as well as patterns, there's a lot to choose from. Besides, this outfit is perfect to express your own personality. All you need to do is to wear the right accessories. Just think of the lapel pins and tie clips that can not only express your personality but also add some special detail to your outfit. You can also wear bold pocket squares and socks to further showcase your personality.
6. The No Tie
When you are planning a destination wedding or a wedding on the beach, the no tie outfit is definitely one of your best choices. All you need is a suit and a dress shirt, preferably in light tones.
This groom outfit is also perfect for grooms who don't like to wear tie or bow. They will still look amazingly well, casual, and stylish. In case you want, you can still wear a cravat. Although it may be a bit unusual, it can work out well in the right circumstances.
7. The Waistcoat and Tie
Waistcoats never seem to go out of fashion. And when your wedding day arrives, no matter the season, it can be part of your outfit.
The truth is that you can wear this outfit in any season and in any venue. If you're up for a more formal wedding, you should also wear a jacket. However, if your wedding is occurring during spring or summer, you don't even need a jacket. You'll be a lot more comfortable and not hot at all. Besides, you'll still look amazing as any groom should be on his wedding day.
As you can see, the options are endless in what concerns to groom outfits. Just make sure that you consider the wedding venue, add your own personality to your outfit, and include your bride on your decisions. After all, this is the first day of the rest of your lives together.