For the Guys: Dressing the Groom

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Fair warning for the ladies: The contents of this blog post may cause heart palpitations, flutters in your tummy, and an excess of squeals. The following grooms are so dreamy! We've gathered up the best-dressed grooms with some seriously stylish outfits for their weddings and some local Florida vendors to help you pull off their looks on your own!

THE VINTAGE GROOM

Vintage Groom by Endearing Studios

Photography by Endearing Studios

(image credits: Shea Christine Photography via Ruffled Blog, Endearing Studios via Floridian Weddings, & Aislinn Kate Photography)

From Ryan Gosling..."Hey Girl, I started the whole vintage groom look from my style in The Notebook. But, it's okay to let your groom try it on for size, too."

Oh. my. swoon. These boys have stolen my heart! The Vintage Groom can wear newsboy caps, fedoras, suspenders, vests, wingtips or no shoes. The key here is to mix masculine textures like herringbone or tweed with the traditional silks and cottons. There are some incredible vintage stores all around Florida including YesterDaze Vintage of Tampa. I could see this groom at a backyard or estate wedding, an old train-station, and definitely dockside.

THE PREPPY GROOM

Preppy Groom by The Big Day 2

Photography by The Big Day

Preppy Groom by The Big Day 1

Photography by The Big Day

(image credits: The Big Day via Floridian Weddings, DETAILS | Flowers & Photography via Floridian Weddings, & Captured Photography by Jenny via Floridian Weddings)

Wait...this is so cutely Floridian and a bit Southern Gentleman, right? I'm a sucker for seersucker especially when it's paired with brightly colored ties or bow ties. Etsy shops like Orlando's Apple & Ivy can create a cheery custom look for all the men-folk. Speaking of bright colors...so brilliant to incorporate a wedding color into the guys' pants! Love that look. I can see this style at a country club or marina and it's an absolute must for tented affairs!

THE OFF-BEAT GROOM

(image credits: Ricky Stern Photography via Floridian Weddings, Aislinn Kate Photography, & Becca Borge Photography via Floridian Weddings)

Oh, yes. The groom with an edge. Our off-beat grooms look suave in their dark suits and kicks, right? I think the coordinating shades and ties totally rock! A great groom and groomsmen gift would be these one-of-a-kind wooden sunglasses from Woodroze from Orlando. And this look is perfect for the "sneakerheads" out there. Can't you see this groom walking the halls of a contemporary museum or theater venue? Heck, yes!

THE BEACHY GROOM

Beach Groom by Kat Braman 2

Photography by Kat Braman

Beach Groom by Luminaire Foto

Photography by Luminaire Foto

(image credits: Kat Braman via Ruffled Blog & Luminaire Foto via Floridian Weddings)

Ah, hello Florida groom! For the destination groom we love the idea of light fabrics such as linen or khaki. Keep those boys happy and comfortable. Whether they are barefoot or in sandals, we defitely like the idea of adding texture or color to the neutral suits with ties or bow ties. Obviously, we love seeing this on the sandy beaches all across Florida's coasts and Kino Sandals from Key West are a perfect and inexpensive accessory.

THE CLASSIC GROOM

Classic Groom by PS Photography

Photography by PS Photography

Classic Groom by Brooke Images

Photography by Brooke Images

Classic Groom by Concept Photography

Photography by Concept Photography

Classic Groom by Pure 7 Studios

Photography by Pure 7 Studios

(image credits: PS Photography via Floridian Weddings, Brooke Images via Floridian Weddings, Concept Photography via Floridian Weddings, Ashley Brockinton Photography, & Pure 7 Studios via Floridian Weddings)

Mmm, mmm, good! These guys have got serious style that is timeless and oh so debonair. Many grooms gravitate toward a traditional tuxedo simply because that's what they've always worn to formal events in their past (think: homecoming, prom, debutante balls, etc.). We highly suggest losing the matching vest + tie + pocket square number and graduating toward a modern-fit black tux; slim in the leg and arm, flat front, two-buttons, and single-breasted. To add some flair, perhaps a white dinner jacket! Suit boutiques, like the Tux Shop of Palm Beach, specialize in dressing wedding parties and ensuring your groom looks polished to perfection. These grooms will look just as good when they show their grandchildren their wedding album!

ACCESSORIZE THE GROOM

Groom Details by Kat Braman 4

Photography by Kat Braman

Groom Details by Darling Juliet

Photography by Darling Juliet

(image credits: Kat Braman via Ruffled Blog, Darling Juliet via Shannon Reeves Events, Aislinn Kate Photography via Floridian Weddings, Captured Photography by Jenny via Floridian Weddings, & Chelsey Boatwright Photography via Grey Likes Weddings)

Adding some personal touches to the groom's look can be the difference between blah and hubba-hubba! Find a beautifully patterned tie or bow tie that coordinates, but doesn't match, with the bridesmaids' look. Funky socks are an excellent way to add a pop of color to an otherwise simple look. And suspenders, whether exposed or hidden under a jacket, instantly make guys feel stylish and special. A great day-of wedding gift would be a sweet pair of sunglasses that fit his personality. And finally, why should the girls have a second gown or party dress but not the guy? Grooms that do a quick jacket and tie change before the reception are mega-winners in my book.

We've got plenty more For the Guys wedding inspiration and information with our ideas for local and fresh men's style. Tell us how you (or your groom) will be dressed for your big day!

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