(Closed) are grooms supposed to dress differently than groomsmen?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: should the groom be dressed the same as the groomsmen?
    yes : (7 votes)
    21 %
    no : (5 votes)
    15 %
    it doesn't matter. there is no standard rule for this. : (21 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 3
    2178 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My husband wore a different tie and bouttoniere than the groomsmen.  His tie was striped and his bout had a flower and peacock feather, while the Groomsmen had solid ties and plain peacock feather bouts.

    Post # 4
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Personally, I would prefer them to look a little different, but my fiance wanted to be dressed the same as his groomsmen, so that’s the look he’s got! I think you can make some suggestions but, at the end of the day, the man should have final say in how he and his groomsmen are dressed.

    I get the final say over the flowers they wear though (my mum is our florist), so I can make him at least a little different there Wink

    Post # 7
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it’s nice that he has something that makes him stand out.  We had ivory/grey vests, and ivory/green pocket squares.  And I believe my husband’s tux was a little more expensive than the groomsmen, and a slightly different fit.  We skipped boutonieres because my husband originally wore a uniform for the ceremony which you’re not allowed to put flowers on and I thought it was strange for the groomsmen to be MORE decorated than the groom, but I thought even the pocket squares being different was a bit of a difference. 

    Post # 8
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    My fiance will not match his groomsmen but they all are wearing the same tux, he is wearing a black tux, black vest, black tie white shirt, plum pocket swatch.

    His guys are wearing black tux, plum vest, plum tie, white shirt, plum pocket swatch.

    Post # 9
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Darling Husband had a white vest and his GMs had black vests, same tux.

    Post # 10
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I like it when the groom is dressed somewhat different, so it is clear who is who. Everyone always knows who the bride is, but sometimes it’s difficult to tell who the groom is! It doesn’t have to be a huge difference, but a different colored vest or tie or the same color but different pattern, etc. but really it’s whatever you guys decide!

    Post # 12
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    My fi will be wearing a totally different color suit than his guys.  We both want him to stand out!

    Post # 14
    25 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013

    My fiancé and his groomsmen are wearing the same tuxes and vests. However, he is wearing a bowtie and they are wearing ties. They will also have a little different boutinere. 

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