Groom's Outfit – Opinions/Suggestions Please

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ebarnes0:  I hardly think a tie or a vest would be that unbearable… Boys will be boys. Ways to make him stand out:

– Different bouttonniere as the others

– A hat

– A slightly different shirt than the others (diff. color or details – maybe he would wear an all white shirt to match his bride?)

– Bow tie instead of tie?


(I agree with you though about the vest 😉

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@ebarnes0:  What if all the GMs wear light blue and he wears white? Then he’ll stand out!

Post # 5
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ebarnes0:  If he wears linen rather than cotton, he will still be cool enough to wear a vest or even a jacket!

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Post # 7
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think the best look for your situation would be for him to wear a linen suit with an open collar. Something like this or this. (I would prefer something less structured, though.) Ties without a jacket scream fast food manager/cell phone salesman/IT guy, and I’m not a fan of the vest-only look. I find it kitschy.

Post # 8
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@ebarnes0:  I agree with hubby. I think a vest would be hot! Look i think even a different colour buttonniere would be enough to separate him from the other groomsman.

We had a beach wedding and my hubby wore a silver tie where as groomsman wore a pink tie. Also my hubby wore ralph lauren and groomsman wore same colours in a department store version.

Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My fiance would rather be in shorts and a teeshirt, but he will be wearing a full tux.  When my fiance does dress up, he looks soooo handsome and sexy, and I make sure to tell him that!  I keep telling him how excited I am to see him in a tux (I never have) and how amazing he will look, and he is excited to impress me just like we all want to impress our fiances with our dress.  Maybe tell him your dress is more formal and you won’t go very well together without at least a tie.  

Post # 10
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We’re getting married in August and it most likely will be quite hot. To avoid melting groomsmen we’re getting them these vests (modeled by FI in his work t-shirt and gym shorts :P) and FI is going to have a suit coat over his for the ceremony only. The vests really aren’t that thick and shoudn’t be too warm.

Post # 12
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ebarnes0:  It took me forever to track down the random pintrest pin, but it is made by Thelees in Korea. You can also order it off of Amazon, but I found the shipping was better direct from the designer. They speak good English and have great customer service.

Post # 14
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have to admit I’m a total sucker for a guy in a vest and that’s what we did. But I can respect your guy’s choice not to want a tie or vest. So I also vote to put the groomsmen in blue shirts and groom in a white shirt. My husband had his identical twin as his best man, so we had to make sure you could tell them apart, so we had our groomsmen in yellow and my husband in white – it turned out great!

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