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How the Groom Can Stand Out

When it comes to weddings, the bride naturally stands out in the big white guna! But for the lads it can be that little bit harder with a sea of suits. But there are some subtle ways you can go about it! Check out some easy ways the groom can stand out on his special day below…

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Wear a Different Suit

Photo from Emer & Sean’s real wedding by David Maury Photography | Photo from Stacey & Diarmuid’s real wedding by Darren Byrne Photography & Film 

One easy way to make a mark is with a different suit. This is probably the easiest way to stand out and you’ve plenty of options – opt for a suit in a different cut, style, colour, print or fabric to your groomsmen.

Play Around with Colour or Texture

Photo from Iraina & Steve’s real wedding by Aidan Beatty | Photo from Aoife & Michael’s real wedding by Ebony & Pearl Photography

Another way to make your mark is by wearing a jacket or trousers in a different colour. You could opt for a dapper blazer in green or burgundy (or velvet to you set yourself apart) or wear a navy suit while the boys wear grey for instance. You could tie the look together by wearing a waistcoat in the same shade as your groomsmen’s suit.

Have Fun with Accessories

Photo from Anna & John’s real wedding by Laura and Benny Photography | Photo from Dervla & Michael’s real wedding by Sarah Connolly

Accessories are a subtle way to set the groom apart. One option is to have the guys wear ties, while the groom dons a bow tie (or vice versa). The other option is to change up the buttonhole colours – the grooms can have one colour while the groom stands out in a completely different shade. Other little details like braces or a pocket watch can set the groom apart nicely.

Wear a Waistcoat

Photo from Cathal & Fiadhnaith’s real wedding by Ian Hennessy | Photo from Emma & Tommy’s real wedding by DKPHOTO

A waistcoat is another way to stand out from your crew. You could rock one all on your own or if you fancy having the entire grooms party decked out in waistcoats, you could opt for a different colour.

Opt for a Patterned Shirt

Hannah May via Rock My Wedding | Floataway Studios via Green Wedding Shoes

If you’ve a bit of a thing for a patterned shirt, why not work it into the Big Day! You could don a fun print for the occasion and let your personality shine through while the others wear something plain.

Main photo from Sarah & Robert’s real wedding by Foran & Sauvage Photography

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Pamela enjoys writing about all things decor (she loves buying it too) and has a not so secret addiction to stationery.

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