Groom in sweater?

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

mallorinicole: First, I am assuming that the groom is involved in deciding what he will wear. Correct me if I am wrong.

It would be unusual for the groom to be less formally dressed than the father of the bride.

Is your Dad walking you down the aisle? Is that why you want him dressed like the groom?

Do you have bridesmaids or groomsmen?


Post # 4
42101 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Regarding a suit, every man should own one, for attending funerals and weddings if nothing else. So he will get wear out of one. He can also wear the pieces separately if he chooses wisely.

I think a sportscoat with a thin sweater vest would be a good look.

Here’s a pic of a groom wearing a cardigan with a shirt and tie. I love the shawl collar.

Here is a search for brown shawl collared cardigans. There are some nice sweaters at very reasonable prices.

My favorites

mens shawl collar cardigan-mens woolblend cableknit cardismens shawl collar cardigan-haggar fair isle toggle cardigan sweater

A patterned tie would be more interesting than a solid color. The greens do not have to be an exact match.

would he wear a bow tie?


Post # 5
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

J Crew has some gorgeous men’s sweaters out now. I think I remember one in particular with a lux-looking fur collar. I think a sweatered groom is a great idea. But it seems a little strange to be going shopping with your dad and groom to choose their exact outfits. Can you not just say, “tan suit and sweater” or something and let the men choose their own things?

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  ohnatto.
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