(Closed) Help with groom attire

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
3285 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My personal preference is not to go super matchy–maybe a white or silver tie with a purple stripe? And then something similar but not exactly the same for Bridesmaid or Best Man. I am not into colored vests–I think they look a little prom-y.


However, that is all MY personal taste, so you should do what you like! You can go on Pinterest and just search “groom” and see what you prefer. Also, if you go somewhere like Men’s Wearhouse, they can suggest different shirt/tie/vest combos, and you can see what you like in person.

Post # 4
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Black suit sounds great for both your groom and best man. I would suggest going somewhere to play around with shirt, vest and tie options. Seems like purple, black, silver and white (and prints that incorporate those) are your options. For my wedding, our groomsmen wore charcoal grey suits, purple shirts, and white ties, and it looked great. I would encourage you to not rule out a colored shirt as an option. As far as cohesiveness, my husband wore the same suit, but with the matching vest and a white shirt — they looked like they belonged, but the vest, the brighter shirt, and a colored/larger boutonniere made him the center of attention.

I think whatever your groom wears, you want it to include at least some purple, so that you guys look cohesive. (For instance: my husband wore a white shirt to pick up the white in my dress, while the groomsmen’s purple coordinated with the bridesmaids.)

Also, are you doing flowers or boutonnieres of any sort? If you decide to have the groom and best man in the same outfit, different bouts are another way to distinguish the guys, and to bring in the purple.

One last word: make sure your groom’s preferences are heard. My husband chose everything, and did a great job. 😉




Post # 6
46240 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lifegirl:  I would have them all in white shirts, no vest (same prom issue for me) and different patterned or striped ties.

black silver and purple striped tie-trump mens ellison stripe tie

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