Wedding Menswear: Mixing It Up and Breaking It Down

Hi, friends!

Photo Credit: Mioara Dragan Photography

As wedding planners, we cover a whole world of bridal and design related topics on our blog. But we at Marisa Nicole have realized that there’s one wedding topic that we haven’t really touched on… and that is wedding menswear! We get that sometimes grooms just aren’t that into the wedding details. But even if you’re leaving most of the decisions to your finance, we know you probably still want to be looking as snazzy as ever. After all groomies, it’s your big day too! So all you guys out there (including but not limited to grooms, groomsmen, bridesmen, & dads), we’re giving you a few tips on how to add that little dash of dapper to your wedding day look.

Left: Bayly & Moore, Right: Sophie Epton Photography

Tip 1: Off to A Good Start

The base for your wedding look lies in the power of the suit. Suits should be tailored and fitted just right. Trust us when we say that when you’re looking back at photos in years to come, too long pants or baggy jackets will be totally cringeworthy. Color choice should be complementary to bridesmaids, as well as in line with the overall design style of the wedding.

Left: Big Love Photography, Right: Kolonel Mustard

Tip 2: Pattern Play

If you’re looking to elevate your look, one way to take it up a notch by employing the use of pattern. Pattern mixing, when done correctly, pretty much hits every fashion check mark. Pairing a soft, quieter pattern with a bold, louder pattern adds a whole bunch of visual interest for some next level menswear. You can incorporate pattern more subtly with a tie or pocket square, or go for a gutsy patterned suit.

Left: Michael Radford Photography, Right: KT Merry

Tip 3: Boutonnieres

Just in case you’re having issues with that mouthful, it’s pronounced “boot-in-ear”, and it means “button hole” in French. The bouts will be very specific to your particular wedding decor and floral design, matching the rest of the florals and arrangements. The purpose of the bout is to basically just tie your wedding look into the rest of the bridal party, so we think it’s a styling must have.

Left: Iris & Light, Right: Jessica Gold Photography

Tip 4: A Little Bit of Bling

The epitome of Mr. Cool will be well tailored and clean, but the little finishing touches are what make the look. Get your shine on with cufflinks, tie clips, and watches. These are little cherries on top of your outfit just give off that sophisticated, masculine vibe. It elevates the entire look, and looks fabulous in photos.

Photo Credit: Jillian Rose Photography

Tip 5: Fancy Footwear

Finally, your head to toe look seals the deal with some seriously snazzy shoes. These should be in line with the vibe of the rest of the outfit, circling back to the overall wedding style. Shoes can be plain for a simple and traditional look, or be a little more unique and personal to go with a non-traditional feel.

Left: Ana Lui Photography, Right: Dana Fernandez Photography

And there you have it! If you wedding gents take our tips to heart, you’ll be sure to impress on the big day! We hope this has been helpful in easing any chaos for you dear grooms who just want to avoid the wedding hustle & bustle and be married already! Best of luck in your suit searching adventures!

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