(Closed) Help with Groom and Groomsmen Attire

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Which men's tuxedo?

    Groom: Ivory Vest, and Necktie Groomsmen: Pink Bowtie, No Vest (cummerbund)

    Groom: Ivory Vest, and Necktie Groomsmen: Black Bowtie, No Vest (cummerbund)

    Groom: Ivory Vest, and Necktie Groomsmen: Pink Necktie, No Vest (cummerbund)

    Groom: Ivory Vest and Necktie Groomsmen: Black Vest and Necktie

    Groom: Ivory NECKtie, NO vest (cummerbund) Groomsmen: Pink Bowtie, No Vest (cummerbund)

  • Post # 3
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Nope: it won’t look strange to have the groomsmen in one tie and the groom in another. It’ll be one of those happy things that sets the groom apart so that you can identify him if you lose him.

    Tip on vests:  if you go to a decent enough place they can get you proper vests that are very low-cut such that you can see all the studs on the shirt.  The tux vest originally was really never meant to be seen when the gent has his jacket closed, so in some of the photos you find where it looks like the guy isn’t wearing a vest, in all likelihood he’s in either a cummerbund or a low-cut vest. There’s an upside to using the lowcut vest or cummerbund. The photo below illustrates some of these points.

    (1) Brad has a low cut vest.  When his jacket is closed, you wouldn’t see it.  If he were wearing black studs instead of pearl or whatever, you’d see his 4 shirt studs.

    (2) The fellow on the left without a vest learned the hard way that because tuxes are intended to have some sort of waist covering, you only get 4 studs when you buy or rent a set. And now he looks goofy because it looks like he’s missing a button at the bottom. So if you go for the bowtie and no waistcovering and black studs, be prepared for the fact that they should keep their jackets buttoned if they don’t want to look “off.” But a black cummerbund or a low vest would fix that too.


    Mariane Pearl Director Michael Winterbottom, author Mariane Pearl, actors and producers Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and actor Dan Futterman attend the premiere for the film 'A Mighty Heart' at the Palais des Festivals during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2007 in Cannes, France.

    Post # 5
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it will look fine to have them in different things.  You are wearing a completely different outfit from the bridesmaids, so why not have your groom wear something different from his groomsmen?

    My husband wore the same tie & dress shirt (they were green) as his groomsmen, but he wore a light gray suit, and they wore a bit darker gray vest and pants combo.  I liked how it looked!

    Post # 6
    13095 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think the combos you originally described (Groom: Ivory Vest, and Necktie Groomsmen: Pink Bowtie, No Vest with cummberbund) would look really nice together.  And having your groom dressed differently will make him stand out a bit more!

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