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Picks on Paper - Attire for Groom and Groomsmen Wednesday, June 29, 2011 ~ 11:54 a.m.

Well, I had a pretty good morning...and you will soon see why! Today's Picks on Paper is all about cool ensembles for the men in your life - the groom and his groomsmen - and I got to search for pictures of hunky guys allll morning (and part of last night!). Good times.

I might be in the minority here (I know that the whole "bad boy" - Johnny Depp thing is quite appealing to many), but I've always had a serious weak spot for a clean cut, well dressed man (like my hubby! ;) While the bride is often the center of attention on the wedding day, I also think that the men in your bridal party are extremely important because they really set the tone for the event. For instance, when we're trying to communicate how formal a wedding event is, we often describe it based on the men's attire - Black tie, white tie, etc.


Should your man decide to do it up right in a classic black tuxedo, or keep it super casual in a vest, no tie and rolled up sleeves, it's important that his style reflect the overall feeling of the day (or vice versa). Other than that though, there are no rules. I once saw a bridal party of groomsmen all wearing red flannel shirts! It may sound atrocious, but it was actually super cute because it matched the rest of the wedding day rather perfectly. Just make sure that your guy feels comfortable in whatever he wears, and remember that it is HIS day too!

With that being said, I've pulled together my top five favorite looks for the groom and his groomsmen. It was tough, I know, but somebody's gotta do it! ;)


Navy blue suits, vests and ties for your groomsmen and groom
Preppy groom and groomsmen looks including seersucker, khaki, plaid, striped and polka dot ties
Grey suits and vests, casual rolled up sleeves for the men in your bridal party
Classic 007 black and white tuxedo with a black tie or bowtie
Navy blue tie with khaki suit on groom with bride Grey vest with navy blue tie Grey suit with navy blue tie for bridal party Navy blue suit with patterened pink bowtie Charcoal gray suit with blue polka dot tie on groomsmen Navy blue suit and tie Groom in preppy suit and tie with pink stripes Male bridal party in khaki suits Seersucker with daisy bouttoniere Blue seersucker with colorful striped tie Groom in khaki suit Pinstriped suit on groom Khaki suit with preppy plaid tie Groomsmen in tan suits with navy blue and white striped ties and matching socks Brown tweed jacket with preppy plaid tie in lavender Blue and white seersucker jacket Groom in tan suit with white tie Groom in sharp grey suit Grey vest by J.Crew Grey suit and tie for groom Black and white photo of groom wearing vest Gray suit with lime green tie on groom Light grey suit with orange tie on groom at destination wedding Grey sweater vest and tie Male bridal party in grey suits and vests and yellow ties Groomsmen and groom in grey vests and black ties Bride and groom wearing vest and tie Groom and bridal party in grey suits and vests Groomsmen in black tuxedos with black ties Groom in black tuxedo Groom in black tux with black tie Groom in black suit and tie

Picks on Paper - Attire for Groom & Groomsmen

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The Perfect Palette (GA)

Jun 29, 2011 5:43 PM

Such great looks for groomsmen! Loving these.

xoxo, chrissy.

erin * sparkle & hay (CT)

Jun 29, 2011 7:09 PM

these are FABULOUS picks for the guys!!!