Part of planning for your wedding day is selecting the attire for your attendants. With so many different styles to choose from today, you want your groomsmen and best man to be stylish and comfortable. While your best man has the duty of safekeeping your precious wedding ring, your groomsmen have the job of keeping both of you on track.
When it comes to style, there’s a lot of difference in the way men in a wedding party are pulling their look together now than ten years ago. Groomsmen have a reputation for bringing humor to a wedding party by wearing something outrageous such as bold colored socks that sharply contrast with their suit or wildly colored ties. But whatever you and your groomsmen decide to do as long as it’s a coordinated effort in keeping with the overall theme of the wedding, it can only add to the fun of the event.
Today more men who choose to wear a tuxedo are going with three button style jackets, long or cravat ties instead of the traditional bow ties, non-pleated shirts and vests are fast replacing cummerbunds.
The finishing touches for groomsmen attire are also changing. The best man’s boutonniere can be different from the groomsmen and instead of every groomsman’s boutonniere being the same, design each one to match the bouquet of the bridesmaid he will escort down the aisle or use different colors of the same flower. Instead of flowers you can use accents from the bouquet such as leaves and herbs tied with a ribbon.
Another way to make your groomsmen look great is by giving them a personalized, wearable gift to accessorize their wedding day attire and that they can use again and again. Bold, over-sized watches are a favorite way to say “thanks” to your groomsmen and give them an easy way to keep you and your best man on schedule for the big event.
Monogrammed cufflinks make a distinctive gift that polishes a formal shirt. Themed tie pins that have a special meaning to each of the groomsmen such as a basketball, football or baseball mitt for a sports fan or a dollar sign are a great way to show them that you appreciate their individuality. Your groomsmen will thankful that they have one thing that is not identical to the other groomsmen.