We know, we know; it’s all about the bride and her dress! But as the saying goes, while everyone is looking at the bride, she is gazing at the groom….so he better be looking his best! Thankfully this season offers many different options to suit your groom’s personal style. If you are a couple on a budget fear not! Many of these styles are created with smaller accessories to dress up or personalize your groom’s suit. Listed below are Fall 2011 seasons hottest trends to keep your groom looking dapper and chic on your wedding day
Colour palettes: Ditch the black or white for an ultra-modern colour platette of midnight or slate blues or all shades of grey. Both of these colour palettes work perfectly for weddings in all seasons and still act as neutral colours to accent with peaches, nudes, greens, purples, yellows…or whatever colour palette the brides side is wearing.
Socks and shoes: Fun designs or coloured socks have been around for a while as a way for the groom to show some personal style, but this season’s trend is to not show off his playful style, but more is stylish side with a great pair of beautifully crafted shoes. One of the hottest looks this fall is pairing a midnight blue suit with a luxious pair or Italian leather light brown shoes. The contrast works! If you don’t believe me, check out Ryan Gosslings attire in “Crazy Stupid Love”
Stand A Part: While is it usually tradition for the groom and his men to wear the same thing; do something slightly different to stand out at the alter! Wear a suit or tux a shade darker or a slightly larger flower or different coloured tie
To tie or not to tie: If you are going for the tie this year there are many options to choose from. While the Windsor knotted tie is still comfortable, many grooms are also leaning towards this season’s fabulous bow tie or skinny tie options. I mean, come on, what other time in your life will you be able to wear a bow tie? Live it up! You can also add a great pattern to your choice of tie to really make it pop. The alternative to a funky tie: a naked neck. For more casual weddings, many men are opting for the “no tie” look. If you do go this route, please be sure you are staying within the style of wedding you are having and be sure to ONLY unbutton the top one or two buttons at the very most!
Dress up your Boutonnieres / Buttonhole: There are other options out there aside from the mini-carnations. For men’s buttonholes, change it up and go with the style of the season. Melanie from Lush Florals suggested using berzillia berries, clematis seed heads or anything that isn’t too fussy (or extra fragile). My favorite boutonniere to date was just a few dahlia buds and kangaroo paw with a “hand tied” look to it. I think a wrap of ribbon also helps to finish the boutonniere off. Or you can make the buttonhole personal to the groom by using objects from his favourite pastime to create it. For example, Melanie from Lush Florals created fishing lure boutonnieres for an avid fisherman.
While all of these are great ideas, only chose one or two areas of focus to get creative with the groom’s attire. Too many accessories will have the opposite effect and make the groom look unpolished. If none of the above ideas suit your fancy; try suspenders or a colour dress shirt. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that your groom feels like himself in his wedding day attire and above all else….comfortable so you can dance the night away.
See you at our upcoming Top Wedding Shows!
14th Annual Hamilton-Halton Fall Wedding Show
September 17 & 18, 2011
The Careport Centre, Hamilton
8th Annual Niagara Autumn Wedding Show
Sunday October 2, 2011
The Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway & Conference Centre, St. Catharines