Grooms (and Groomsmen)- 6 Steps to Your Perfect Look

To all my grooms out there (and their finances) who really want to look their best, and have their wedding party look their best on their wedding day here are a few tips!

Step 1. Settle on a Style that Fits your Wedding

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Light colored suits are best for outdoor weddings.

Your ensemble should represent the venue you are getting married in as well as the vibe of the event. If you are getting married outside you can be more casual- think light colored suits or no jacket with a vest like the above example. If you are getting married in a church or having an evening reception in a ballroom you will want to wear something a little more fancy such as a black suit or tux. It is important that you are comfortable and the outfit fits well. Dress up with a white bow tie or add a punch of color (think tie or socks). If the wedding vibe is more country or rustic try a fun hat or cowboy boots.

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A more themed wedding lends itself to a funky choice.
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Fun socks are a great way to spice things up.

 

Step 2. Coordinate with the Bridal Party

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Matching vests are great for an outdoor wedding.

Your wedding is an opportunity for you and your partner to show off your style. Communicate with each other to get on the same page when it comes to the groomsmen and bridesmaids. If the bride is wearing a heavy and embellished gown the groom should stay away from a lightweight suit; a classic black suit or tux would be more appropriate. Then you would want your wedding party to reflect that style as well. Your groomsmen should wear suits with jackets and bridesmaids should wear long dresses. If the vibe is more themed match your theme in the wedding party. For a more vintage wedding bridesmaids can wear mis-matched colors or styles; groomsmen can wear more retro-styled three piece suits or mis-matched ties. Boutonnieres are another place to match the bridesmaids and theme.

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Suits and silk dresses are appropriate for an evening event.
Suits and silk dresses are appropriate for an evening event.

Step 3. The Early Bird gets the Worm

Gray and black suits are a nice complement for an evening affair.
Gray and black suits are a nice complement for an evening affair.

Shop early to get the best selection. Shopping 6-7 months before the wedding date should give your groomsmen plenty of time to get their look together. Allow at least one month for alternations, more if you typically have a hard time finding the right fitting attire. Renting a tux? Easy, chose your style and get fitted. Tuxes are typically ready a week to two weeks prior to the wedding. Just don’t fogey to return it on time!

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Step 4. Compliment your Body Type

Ring bearers and flower girls should match the wedding party in some way.
Ring bearers and flower girls should match the wedding party in some way.

The key to looking share is to wear something that complements your body type. If you are slender and tall, most suits and tuxes will fit nicely. If you are very thin and prefer a little more fitted look shop for a suit that is tailored as a “slender fit”. Single-breasted peak lapel suits and tuxes help add bulk to slender frames. For those who are naturally heavier try to stick to darker hues. Shorter groomsmen should look for one or two-button jackets that will help the illusion they are taller.

A bow-tie for the groom and ties for the groomsmen is a nice way to differentiate.
A bow-tie for the groom and ties for the groomsmen is a nice way to differentiate everyone.

Step 5. It Must Fit!

Groomsmen and the groom don't have to wear their jackets all night.
Groomsmen and the groom don’t have to wear their jackets all night.

Nothing looks worse then a suit or tux that doesn’t fit. You want it to be snug but with enough room to comfortably move around. Definitely sit and move around when trying on your attire. Lift your arms up and jump around.

Here are some rules to check your fit by:

-The jacket sleeve hem should fall at the wrist bone, with about 1/4th to 1/2 inch of the shirt cuff showing below.

-The bottom hem of the jacket should cover the butte, the vent shouldn’t pull open.

-The collar should lay flat on the back and sides  of the neck without any gaps or bulges.

-Pants should d fit comfortably when standing and sitting and should break across the tip of the shoes.

-A bow tie or tie should fit snugly around the collar.

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Creative. Stylish. Award-winning. These are the words typically used to describe this Crested Butte wedding photographer. With clients based all over the country, Crested Butte is home to this Crested Butte wedding photographer.

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