Accessories are a great way to express personality through clothing. And they aren't just for the ladies on wedding day anymore. Guys can let everyone know who they really are and have fun with accessories while still keeping style in the forefront.
While black tie isn't a must anymore, most wedding attire for men usually still includes a tie, and with all the options available now, no one will feel stuffy when sporting this dressy accessory. Tuxedos and suits can be accessorized with traditional long ties that either coordinate with the suit, or make a bold statement with color or pattern. Bow ties have also made a large comeback in recent years. Some wedding parties even represent their own personal style by choosing their own ties in a coordinating color or length but are slightly different from one another to celebrate the individual.
The pocket square is another accessory that has made a recent comeback. The pocket square is a great way to add a pop of color. Guys can sport these accessories in the most traditional sense coordinating with one another and the overall color scheme of the wedding, or totally break away calling attention to each guy in their own unique way.
Accessories like cuff links, sunglasses, and splashy socks are a great way to get guys who aren't always on board with being dressed to the nines to relax into formal wear. These also make for the most fun photo ops. So, if you can assign a favorite super hero, sports team, color or pattern to each of the special guys that make up your wedding party, these fun choices are the way to go.
Above all, have it your way when selecting which style, color and type of accessories are right for your guy group.
So, you've been asked to be a groomsmen in your buddy's upcoming wedding. Contrary to popular belief, it does entail more than wearing the chosen suit and taking advantage of the even't open bar. We've compiled a checklist breaking down the duties for groomsmen during the various stages of wedding planning to make it easy to do right by your friend.
• Offer to help the best man plan the bachelor party.
• Attend any engagement parties or couple’s showers thrown for the engaged couple.
• Get fitted for and pick up your tux or suit one or two days before the wedding day-this will give you enough time to make sure everything fits.
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• If all of the groomsmen are getting dressed at a central location, make sure to arrive there on time.
• Smile for all of the photos.
• Make sure that the groom is relaxed and has had something to eat.
• If ushers aren’t being used, escort wedding guests to their seats as they arrive.
• Either escort a bridesmaid down the aisle or walk out with the groom (depending on which method the couple has chosen).
• Be introduced at the reception – and soak up the limelight!
• Dance with your bridesmaid partner if a wedding party dance is on tap.
• Help carry gifts o the car afterward.
• Help the bride’s family clean up after the reception is over
If you can follow these easy steps for success while being a groomsmen, you will not only have an appreciative groom, but your buddies make just take the time to do right by you when it's your turn to walk down the aisle.
Most Bridal parties are made up of the bride and groom's nearest and dearest, and the gifts selected for these attendants should be just as special. Whether your budget is unlimited or meager, gifts for your groomsmen should let your big brother and your buddy from the playground know how much they mean to you.
Some grooms may be more traditional and stick to classic commemorative gifts that symbolize not only the importance of the relationship between friends and family, but the importance of the wedding event itself. These gifts might be engrave able keepsakes such as flasks, money clips, and cuff links and are still very popular today.
Other grooms may feel more comfortable with individual gifts for each particular groomsmen. Wedding parties can be comprised of all ages and while your dad or big brother may favor a tool set or beer mugs, your college roommate may be a collector of rare vinyl albums. So, gift accordingly.
Experience gifts have become popular as well. Treat your favorite guys to a casino weekend or golf at a special club. The quality time will appreciate your pals while making great memories.
As is true with most modern wedding trends, anything goes with gift giving these days, so be true to yourself and you won't go wrong with selecting the perfect gifts for your guys.
The following is a guest post from Rucker Place.
Summer wedding season is here. Of course, if you live in Alabama the summer lasts into October. With warmer weather events, you have more options than the formal winter functions. Spring and summer allow for less formal attire for the groom and groomsmen. If you're planning a warm weather wedding, there are several options to consider.
Tuxedos are beautiful but for a warm weather more casual event, you might consider putting the groom in a suit. There are many color and style options to choose from so you aren't limited. A lighter color like gray or tan will also help with the heat.
Suspenders are making a major come back with the groom and his men. Ryan Reynolds even had custom leather suspenders made for his wedding with Blake Lively. A few tips to remember for your groom is to be sure that they match his suit color, and if he decides to go with a patterned pair be sure that the rest of the outfit is monochromatic.
The groom can look amazing in a seer sucker suit mixed with a gingham bow tie. Mixing patterns isn’t hard at all, you just want to be sure that your groom’s finished look does not look like he got dressed in the dark. Simply stay in the same color family and hue. Some grooms go for softer shades and complimentary colors, and could not look any better.
There are many fashionable options for the groom and groomsmen for warm weather weddings. Just keep the climate in mind when planning for your big event. Of course, if the weather gets too hot, you can always move it inside. Please contact us for assistance with any of your wedding fashion needs.