Tips to Elevate and Personalize your Wedding Day Look | Men's Edition

Take it from us, ladies – when it comes to your wedding day, your groom needs to look gooooooood. After all, he is 50% of the subject matter. It happens all too often - in the wave of planning your dream wedding, your main man ends up in a tux that doesn’t fit with the look of the wedding or the look of his fabulous bride.

The new trends for grooms and groomsmen aren’t just for the bold and the brave. Your groom doesn't have to wear a maroon velvet suit with Gucci leather lace-ups (though who would object) to look and feel good on the wedding day. Guys can easily stand out with a little sprucing here and there.

We're here to guide you and your groom through men's wedding attire piece by piece and we're starting with the most understated details.

CUFF LINKS

You can choose from hundreds of awesome cuff links on Etsy! Anything from meaningful handwritten messages to your birthstones! We love when the groom ties in personal details like their initials or favorite hobbies. We’ve even seen Darth Vader cufflinks! Trust us, it’s a thing.

 Images by (from left to right): Jennifer Miller Photography,  Amy Sharp Photography ,  Brittany McCloskey Photography ,

Images by (from left to right): Jennifer Miller Photography, Amy Sharp PhotographyBrittany McCloskey Photography,

 SOCKS

Have you thought about your socks for the wedding day? Yep, socks! Socks are a great way for grooms to show their personality and have fun with their apparel. Stylish patterns like Argyle or pin-stripes are just the beginning! Here's some inspiration!

+ Favorite Superhero

+ Spirit Animals

+ Color Coordinated

+ Monogrammed

+ Favorite sports team

+ American Flag (USA! USA!)

We’ve even seen favorite food/taco socks! Yes, taco socks!

SHOES

Now, before you think black leather lace-ups are the only way to keep it timeless, allow us to show you some ideas. Based on how casual or formal your wedding day is, there truly is a wide variety of options. I’m sure you’ve stumbled upon grooms in Chuck Taylor’s but we’re going deeper than that! Popular brands like Toms and Vans have shoes that could work perfect for a wedding day… and then after the wedding be paired with jeans! Yay for multipurpose fashion!

+ Burlap Toms

+ Brown, Black or Grey Vans

+ Dress BOOTS

+ Tassel Loafers for a more sophisticated look

TIES

Some of our favorite ties can be found on The Tie Bar, which has a plethora of different colors, materials, patterns and styles to choose from. The days of the  classic black tie will never go out of style, but feel free to step out of your comfort zone with some of these!

+ Graphic Patterns

+ Florals

+ Matching bowties and suspenders

+ Ties to match the wedding color palette or bridesmaid’s dresses

 Image by  Be Images

Image by Be Images

SUITS/TUX/JACKET

We’ve saved the best for last! A suit, tux or jacket is the most important piece to the wardrobe puzzle for one reason alone… it makes the BIGGEST statement about YOU. And, for the love, make sure whatever you wear is tailored to fit you perfectly! This is your wedding day, folks, so try these suggestions to help you feel your best!

+ Changing up the fabric – suede, velvet, tweed or not wearing a suit jacket at all! What about a jean or leather jacket?

+ opt for a shorter paint length (that’s all the rage right now!)

+ Vest it up for a fancier look (but make sure it covers your belt)

There are so many fashion rules in the men’s department! Ugh!

With men’s attire so often being overlooked, we hope we have inspired you to get out there and find ways to make your man look his best on your wedding day too!

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