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How to Dress Your Wedding Party

12th January 2024

When it comes to a wedding, all eyes are on the bride and groom. However, the wedding party also plays a crucial role in creating a cohesive and stylish ensemble that complements the overall theme and vision of the celebration. In this article, we will delve into the art of dressing the men of the wedding party, from the groomsmen to the ring bearers, ensuring that each member looks their best while contributing to the overall harmony of the event. 

Understand the Wedding Theme and Formality: 

Before embarking on the journey of outfit selection, it's essential to have a clear understanding of the wedding's theme and formality. Whether it's a black-tie affair, a rustic barn wedding, or a beach destination celebration, the attire should align with the chosen style. This foundation will guide all subsequent decisions regarding colours, fabrics, and accessories. 


Groom's Attire: 

The groom's outfit is the focal point of the groomsmen’s ensembles. The choice between a suit or a tuxedo largely depends on the formality of the event. A classic black tuxedo is timeless and formal, while a well-tailored suit in a complementary colour can exude sophistication. Pay attention to details such as the tie, pocket square, cufflinks, and boutonniere to add personalised touches that resonate with the wedding's theme. 

Groomsmen's Attire: 

Just like the bridesmaids, the groomsmen can opt for a cohesive yet coloured look. Consider selecting a neutral or solid base colour for the suits or tuxedos and allowing your styling to bring in the more fun parts of the wedding theme. Matching accessories like ties or bowties can help tie the look together, especially when drawing from the colours of the bridesmaids or decorations. 

Colour Palette and Coordination: 

The colour palette of the groom's side should complement the overall wedding theme. Choose colours that harmonise with the bride's side and the wedding's décor. If the bridesmaids are wearing a particular shade, consider incorporating accents of that colour in the groom's side attire, such as through ties, vests, or boutonnieres. 


Accessories are the finishing touches that elevate the groom's side attire. Encourage the groomsmen to choose accessories that align with the wedding's theme and their individual style. Cufflinks, tie bars, pocket squares, and socks can add a dash of personality while maintaining cohesion. Ensure that accessories are well-coordinated and complement the overall colour scheme. 

Shoes and Socks: 

Shoes often complete the look but are sometimes overlooked. Choose shoes that match the formality of the event and complement the chosen attire. Two classic options are black and brown dress shoes and one of the two will almost always work well with groomsman's suits. Make sure that shoes are clean and well-maintained. Socks can be a fun way to add a pop of colour or a playful pattern but ensure they don't clash with the overall aesthetic. 

Seasonal Considerations: 

If the wedding takes place in a particular season, be mindful of the weather conditions. For warmer months, choose lightweight fabrics and breathable materials. In colder seasons, consider layering with stylish jackets or vests that add warmth while maintaining a polished appearance. 

Fittings and Alterations: 

Proper fitting is crucial to ensure that each member of the groom's side looks and feels their best. Schedule fittings well in advance to allow time for any necessary alterations. A well-fitted suit or tuxedo can enhance the overall look and contribute to the confidence of the groom's side. 

Dressing the groom's side of the wedding party involves careful consideration, attention to detail, and a shared vision of the event's theme. From the groom himself to the groomsmen and young attendants, each member contributes to the overall elegance and unity of the celebration. By understanding the wedding theme, coordinating colours and accessories, and maintaining open communication, you can create a groom and groomsmen ensemble that beautifully complements the bride's side and enhances the entire wedding experience. After all, a well-dressed wedding party adds a touch of sophistication and charm to the memorable day when two souls unite in love and celebration. 


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