Pocket square? Suspenders? Bow tie? Tie? Cufflinks? Boutonniere? Groomsman style seems pretty straight forward at first, but boy oh boy are there lots of things to consider!
Once you’ve scoured the best suit websites, the next step is to pull together your accessories to polish off your look.
We’ve pulled together the ultimate list of style tips that every groom-to-be should read to ensure he looks dapper on the big day.
1. Incorporate a natural element
Soften your look with a natural element. Wood is one of our favourite trends and we’re currently obsessing over the wooden bow tie collection from Wood&Beau. Created by husband and wife duo on the Gold Coast, their wooden bow ties are perfect for the unconventional groom and also make for a beautiful idea as a gift for the groomsmen.
2. Be sure to coordinate
While you don’t have to be completely matching your bridal party, it’s always elegant to ensure the group is well-coordinated. Pick a suit to match your style, then tie the party together with a matching colour palette or complementary tones, or use a floral variety from the bride’s bouquet for your boutonniere.
3. Be a well groomed groom
There’s nothing more appealing than a well-groomed man. Get out the beard oil and be sure to make an appointment at the barber shop prior to the big day. You’ll look as handsome as ever in the bridal photos.
4. When in doubt, go classic
You can’t go wrong with a pared-back classic look. Remember, your wedding will last for a day, but the photos will last for a lifetime—this is a safe option that will not leave you cringing when you look at your wedding photos 30 years from now!
5. Let your personality shine
Inject your personality into your outfit with elements that have a meaning to you—be it your favourite cufflinks, a quirky bow-tie or a suave slim-fit suit, like this one from Politix. If you’re after a particularly personal touch, we recommend these wooden cuff links, which can be personalised with your initials.
6. Look after your groomsmen
Style isn’t limited to just your clothing—and this is sure to be a class act with the gents. If you’re on the hunt for gift ideas for the groomsmen, we suggest a gift pack of socks, cuff links, suspenders, pocket squares, hair pomade, beard oil, and charcoal soap.
7. Look after your lover
Because regardless of what you wear, being a gentleman never goes out of style! Carry her flowers, hold her hand, and remember—this day isn’t really about what you wear, it’s about your lover and your new lives together.
All images supplied by Wood & Beau.