Most couples get hitched in a traditional white wedding. The bride wears a white gown and tennis bracelet, while the groom complements her outfit with his black tux and sleek accessories. The entourage and the guests may conform to the theme, depending on the couple’s request.
Some may use a variation, like a peach or pink palette, but they still follow the traditional pattern. For most couples that is enough planning for a lifetime.
However, more people are finding the idea of nontraditional weddings attractive. Not only do they make weddings unique, but nontraditional themes may typically cost less than the usual white does, because the materials they use can sometimes be re-purposed from ordinary clothes.
If you want an exquisite yet one-of-a-kind wedding that you and your partner can fondly remember even when you’re well into old age, consider being creative in your themes. Explore some of these ideas for non-traditional groomsmen outfits.
White isn’t just connected with traditional white. White signifies purity and perfection, so a plain white shirt can work in a wedding. Despite this being casual, you can pull this off if it’s consistently done throughout your entourage. That includes having matching pants and accessories.
The good thing is, it’s easy to do that with white. White, being a neutral color, suits anything, so any piece of clothing, even jeans, khakis, or slacks, can be paired with a white shirt to form a decent wedding outfit.
And if you’re planning to get personalized groomsmen gifts like custom-made caricatures or bobblehead dolls of your gang in white shirts, they’ll look really neat and stand out from the usual black tuxes.
Maybe you also want to drift further away from tradition. Maybe you want to take your wedding out of the church and to somewhere calmer instead. Maybe you just want a relaxing ambience for your special day.
A wedding on a secluded beach can be a great idea, especially for outgoing couples. A beach wedding is both tranquil and adventurous. You may want outfits that will channel the mood.
White shirts coupled with light beige pants are the norm, but you can also be bold and pick shorts over pants. You can even go barefoot if the sand is fine enough.
BOHO outfits can be great too. They’re laid-back and can fit any beach function, even weddings.
Most groomsmen wear plain jackets and shirts. However, clothes with patterns are acceptable as long as they are stylish and not to kitsch. Patterns add personality to one’s overall appearance, but groomsmen should still be careful not to override their groom’s outfit.
Sticking to patterned ties can be a safe and moderate choice. For the grooms who want their entourage to go avant-garde, there are many stylish patterned suits for groomsmen to choose from.
Pick patterns wisely and be careful not to go overboard.
One Last Thing to Keep in Mind
Weddings always revolve around the united couple. However, a groom’s outfit usually functions as a supplement to the bride’s wedding dress and brings out the beauty of the dress and the bride. In turn, the groomsmen’s garments do the same to the groom.
Whatever outfit you choose for your groomsmen, remember to keep it suitable for the other parts of the wedding.