Once the groom has chosen his wedding suit, it’s time to think about the accessories that go with it. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide to groomswear so you can find the perfect groomswear accessories to complete the look perfectly!
Fear not; our indispensible guide to accessories for grooms will help you make sense of your wedding day style, ensuring that you’re perfectly dressed on your
Add another dimension to your wedding suit by wearing a vest. A three piece wedding suit is a stylish, classic choice. You can choose a double or single breasted vest, and match it to your suit for a traditional look, or go for a different shade to add a pop of colour. Alternatively for a wedding with a warmer temperature, you might choose to just wear a vest and a shirt instead of a suit jacket.
If you want to add a retro, stylish twist to your wedding day look, consider a pocket watch. A pocket watch makes for a great wedding gift too for the groomsmen. Customise your wedding pocket watch by having it engraved with your wedding date — this way it becomes a future heirloom you’ll treasure for years to come.
Cufflinks are a great way to add a personal twist to your wedding suit. Each member of the groom’s party could have personalised cufflinks to suit their role in the wedding, or you could choose cufflinks that reflect a particular passion or favourite hobby to personalise your wedding look.
The boutonniere is a small floral arrangement, worn on the lapels of the wedding suit. The boutonniere is said to represent loyalty and love — pick flowers that match the wedding bouquet for a unified look. Why not preserve the boutonniere after the wedding day for a lasting keepsake?
Bow ties can work in a number of ways. For a more formal wedding, the bow tie is the perfect accompaniment to black tie groomswear, or if you prefer a more rustic look, a bow tie works well with a three piece wedding suit. If you feel daunted by the idea of tying a bow tie, you can buy an authentic looking bow tie that clips at the back.
A traditional necktie can be given a super stylish twist by adding a tie pin. A tie pin will add a more formal element to your look and will keep your tie in place. You can personalise your tie pie by getting it engraved, and wear it time and time again as a reminder of your wedding day.
A handkerchief or pocket square is the perfect finishing touch to any wedding look and a great way to add a pop of colour to your wedding suit. It’s also a practical touch too — ideal for if the bride or groom sheds a few tears during the ceremony or speeches.
Braces have seen a surge in popularity lately, due to the rise of rustic and vintage themed weddings. Brightly coloured braces add colour to your wedding look and can provide great photo opportunities for the groom and groomsmen. They also allow suit trousers to stay in place, removing the need for a belt, which makes the silhouette more streamlined.
An alternative to the classic tie and the bow tie is the cravat. A cravat is wider than your everyday tie and is elaborately fastened over the shirt collar. Dating back to the 15th century, the cravat has military origins, so is perfect for a more formal look.
The cummerbund is a very formal finishing touch — suited to a black tie wedding. It hides the line where the shirt meets the trousers and is an alternative to a vest. Cummerbunds come in an array of colours so you’ll be sure to find one that matches your wedding colour scheme.
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