Ideas for adding personality to your groomsmen's attire, from socks to suspenders.
It's easy to get lost in the craziness of wedding planning, but don't let decisions about gowns and flowers completely overshadow groomsmen attire. Not sure where to start? Here, Columbus Weddings tracks the trends.
"The biggest trend is gray tuxes and a slim fit," says Heather Muller, area manager at American Commodore Tuxedo. "It's a step outside of the traditional black-and-white look. It is more casual."
Cufflinks are a tradition worth spicing up. From superheroes to favorite sports teams, there's a cufflink to please nearly any groom. In need of a day-of wedding gift? Personalized cufflinks-inscribed with your favorite inside joke or wedding date-make a sweet memento (and a great photo op).
One of the hardest decisions a groom will make is tie style. Go ahead, rock the bow tie; this look isn't just for hipsters anymore.
The groom can put his best foot forward by showing off his favorite colors and patterns. It's also a great way to incorporate the wedding colors. "This is a way to add a little more fun for pictures and after the ceremony," Muller says.
Jackets are being left behind and vests are taking the spotlight. Vests are especially great for warm outdoor weddings; it allows your man to breathe while still looking dapper. You can add an elegant pattern or choose a vest that matches your wedding colors.
With a boutonniere, you can go as simple as a flower from your bouquet or go all out with feathers, seashells, burlap and rhinestones. Another trend grooms have been sporting: antique watches and family medals to honor loved ones that cannot be a part of the big day.
For grooms less interested in getting too adventurous with the overall look, a vibrant pocket square provides a subtle pop of color.
Some men are ditching the classic suit all together and going for a more laid-back look. Suspenders have been paired with dress pants, khakis and even jeans (for your true country boy).