Make the groom stand out

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
705 posts
Busy bee

My fi is wearing a black vest and the guys are wearing a pink one. Also he’s wearing a different color tie. So he stands out but not way different. 

Post # 3
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Kacie209:  When we went suit shopping, we settled on grey suits with black vests for all the men.  My groom wore a ‘brighter’ green tie, while the groomsmen wore black ties, and my groom had the same color green pocket square, while they had black.  They all wore ‘brighter’ green roses on their jackets.  I thought my groom would want the black tie and the gm’s be in green, but he insisted on the green to stand out. I am really glad he did!  He definitely stood out compared to the other men, and it was the perfect pop of color in our pics 🙂

Post # 4
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Kacie209:  DH wore a white vest and tie, and the groomsmen wore a dark brown vest and tie.

Post # 6
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

we bought FI’s suit (dark charcoal) and rented the GM (a lighter charcoal).

Post # 7
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My DH wore a gray suit, gray vest and white tie. The guys wore the same gray suit, no vest and a dark purple tie to match the girls.

I also had DH wear a mini-rose boutonniere while the guys wore sprigs of baby’s breath.

Post # 8
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kacie209:  I think your thoughts on keeping the vests for all the men is very wise. When they take off their jackets they will still look put together.

If the groom wears a solid tie and the groomsmen wear stripes,or vice versa, the groom will still stand out.

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Post # 9
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We put the GMs in blue ties, and DH in a yellow tie.

Post # 10
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

Kacie209:  The gm will be in black and FI will be in charcoal. FI will also be wearing a platinum tie, whereas the gm will have teal to match the bms.

Post # 11
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2015


That was our original plan that FI would wear vest and groomsmen would have suspenders. Now they are all wearing vests. Groomsmen are wearing neutral plaid shirts and solid brown tie. Groom is wearing solid blue shirt and brown plaid tie. All same vests and pants. It’ll be clear who I’m marrying haha.

Post # 12
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Everyone wore black suits with white shirts.  The GM had black vests with dark purple ties to match the bridesmaids, and my husband had a ivory vest and tie to match me.  The GM had yellow freesia bouts and my husband had a bout with a yellow freesia and a small ivory rose (both of those flowers were in my bouquet).  It looked great

Post # 13
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My fiancé is wearing a silver vest and silver bow tie, while the groomsmen are wearing royal blue to match the bridesmaids. 

Post # 14
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

The only difference will be he will have a small lapel pin with a yellow flower on it.  All the guys are wearing gray suits with white shirts.  He really liked the ties and pocket squares he bought the groomsmen and wanted the same one for himself.  I would have preferred he did it a little differently, but I got to pick what I wanted to wear and wanted to give him the same courtesy 🙂  Since neither of us like boutonneires or corsages I made the lapel pins for FI, our dads, and my grandfather to make them stand out a bit.

Post # 15
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Kacie209:  I wore that EXACT SAME BM dress for my brother’s wedding a couple weekends ago.  The GMs and Groom wore the same black tuxes, black vests, white shirts.  Only difference was that the GMs wore black ties, and my brother wore a dark blue one.  At my wedding, NH and his GMs wore the same black tuxes, black vests, white shirts, and the same kind of plaid ties, but GMs wore long ties, and NH wore a bowtie.  To be honest, both my brother and my NH prefer understated to lots of color, so they preferred to switch up the ties rather than wear anything flashy.  

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