If you missed our previous article to achieving the latest fashion trends for the groomsmen at your wedding, you can find it here: Groomsmen in Style – Part I
Dress Your Elders
We are seeing more grooms paying respect to their elders by getting them matching tuxes for their wedding. This way, even if the grandfather of the groom isn’t part of the actual party celebration, he can still feel like he is a part of it. It’s a great way to help elders feel included by wearing a matching suit. If you don’t want him to look identical to the party, have the grandfathers wear the same style in their tuxedos and shirts. But, put a slightly different variation of the tie shade or pattern than the groomsmen. This way, the elders can be acknowledged as someone special or part of the party, but they’ll also be distinct.
There’s a chance that if your groomsmen are the white-collared business type of men, then they will be used to spending a majority of their workweek in suits and blazers. Due to this fact, a nice gesture would be to give them an item to wear on your wedding day that they will be able to wear again and again. A unique, personalized gift to add to their wedding day style could include cufflinks. You can even get the cufflinks initialed! Or simply go for the styles that will fit the personality of the groomsman best. For example, if the groomsman is a banker, give him cufflinks with a dollar sign symbol or ones that say “buy” and “sell.” For a sports fanatic, you could get him a baseball and mitt symbol. The men in the party will definitely appreciate the thought. They will also be thankful that they will not have to wear something exactly identical with all the other groomsmen at the wedding.
Get Creative with the Boutonnieres
Sure, it’s awesome to have the wedding party at least somewhat coordinated, but don’t forget that it is also completely acceptable to have the best man’s boutonniere to be a little different than his fellow groomsmen. Another great idea is to arrange for every single groomsman’s boutonniere different from the other. But, you can choose to match them with the unique bouquet of the bridesmaid whom he escorts down the aisle! Simply decide how each pair should look by using different colors of the same flower, or all different flowers in the same color. If you choose for the men in your party not to wear any flowers at all, perhaps for a more masculine look, explore options for boutonnieres made from wheat, herbs, or leaves.