Let’s face it, grooms pretty much get the short end of the stick when it comes to their wedding attire and wedding day look. With almost all of the attention focusing first on the bride’s engagement ring then at the wedding focusing on her wedding dress and her wedding hairstyle, the wedding attire for most grooms is an after-thought, if not totally ignored. Other than a few articles about bow ties for grooms or wedding boutonnieres for grooms, there is not much on the web about wedding attire for grooms.
So have your groom tuck the tux away and check out these casual groom styles, reblogged from theknot:
Put that tux back in the closet! With couples taking a more laid-back approach to their weddings, lavish duds are taking a backseat to more casual looks (think: faded Levi’s, brightly colored corduroys and suspenders). We love this idea for a casual backyard affair, a rustic country celebration or a cool urban soiree at an historic industrial space. The key to pulling off this look? Keeping it polished. That means sneakers are definitely out — go for a nice pair of oxfords or brogues instead — and shirt tails should be smartly tucked in. Add a tie, vest or blazer to pull it all together (we promise they’ll win you some extra style points!). Don’t forget — balancing out your outfit is crucial. The last thing you want is to look sloppy, this is a pretty monumental moment after all. If you plan on rocking denim, make sure you dress it up with more put-together details.
Love the idea? Check out some of our favorite casual grooms and groomsmen below!
1. Cool black denim and crisp white shirts
Photo: Gregory Woodman Photography, From the album: A Casual Outdoor Wedding at Villa San Pasqual in Escondido, California
2. Classic trousers, vests and dress shirts with a mismatched twist
3. Denim, bow ties and suspenders
4. & 5. Classic denim and tweed vests
6. Colorful corduroys and tweed jackets
Photo: Redfield Photography, From the album: A Whimsical Woodsy Wedding at Camp Mack in Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
7. Simple gray trousers and white button-down shirts
8. Chambray shirts and black trousers
9. Checked mint shirts and gray trousers
Photo: Lauren Fair Photography, From the album: A Rustic Barn Wedding at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania