Gone are the days when the only option for guys was a hired morning suit and cravat because now, the choice is huge and more unusual wedding suits are perfect if you want to stand out from the crowd. Packed with style and personality, these cool looks are ideal for the alternative groom. Guys, prepare to do things differently…
Unusual wedding suits
Just as wedding dresses have changed over recent years, so have wedding suits and now, there’s some different for the traditional groom to the boho groom. Patterns, styles, fabrics and accessories are all playing their part to make unusual wedding suits super popular. Here are some quirky groom ideas for guys who really want to stand out:
We love everything about this groom! The patterned shirt, the coloured textured tie, the pocket square and the sharp suit - what a perfect look for a cool summer wedding.
Image courtesy of Anushe Low
If you want to embrace the trend for tweed, don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit with mismatched fabrics and a bold buttonhole.
Image courtesy of Jake Morley Photography
Oh, the beauty of this pale pink suit and fabulous check waistcoat. This is such a stylish look that’s sure to grab all the attention.
Image courtesy of M&J Photography
For a richer colour, what could be better than emerald green? This look has it all – fabulous shoes, the perfect trouser length and great socks to finish.
Image courtesy of Phil Chester Photography
How about ditching the waistcoat and opting for a knit instead? This is a gorgeous option, particularly for autumn and winter weddings and check out the mismatched bow tie and pocket square too.
Image courtesy of D’arcy Benincosa Photography
A suit with fresh sneakers? Oh yes, this combo makes our list of fab options for the alternative groom.
Image courtesy of Le Blog de Madame C
Black tie is definitely making a comeback but burgundy tie? That’s even better…
Image courtesy of The Unstitchd
Once you throw away the rule book, you can ditch anything that you don’t feel comfortable wearing so wave goodbye to ties and jackets if you want!
Image courtesy of Jessica Grace Photography
We love this tweed style that would look great on a boho groom. The relaxed button down shirt and that patterned tie are a fab pairing.
Image courtesy of Lucy G Photography
Light grey trousers, a semi-formal shirt, coloured tie and braces make this a fantastic choice for the boho groom.
Image courtesy of Natasha Cadman Photography
What could be more fashion forward than this? A patterned jacket, skinny trousers, luxe loafers and bare feet – the epitome of the alternative groom.
Image courtesy of Emma Hill Photography
This double-breasted waistcoat is just right when worn with an open shirt and tweed trousers.
Image courtesy of Josh and Rachel Photography
The bow tie has been given a super cool makeover recently and it’s now the go-to accessory for grooms and groomsmen looking for an accessory for their quirky wedding suits.
Image courtesy of We Are the Portos
Don’t be afraid to go bold with your patterns. This check jacket shows just how brilliant this look can be.
Image courtesy of Eddie Judd Photography
Remember that you absolutely don’t have to match! Bring more personality to your wedding with a mismatched groom and groomsmen.
Image courtesy of Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Things to remember when choosing your suit
Choosing what you’ll wear to your wedding is a big deal so make sure you get it right – just follow our handy tips:
- Give yourself plenty of time to shop for the perfect look. No one makes great decisions when time is pressing!
- The fit of whatever you choose to wear is really important. If you’re buying your outfit, consider taking it to be altered for a really sharp look and if you’re hiring, make sure that you’re professionally measure to get the best fit.
- Look online for handmade accessories. Le Colonel Moutarde is great for bow ties and you’ll find all sorts of brilliant one-of-a-kind accessories on Etsy.
- If you want to hire, remember that this can make it easier for groomsmen to get measured, wherever they might live. You can just hire waistcoats and jackets and then choose your own trousers and accessories.
- Don’t forget your shoes! Brogues and boots look great with tweed, Converse are perfect for an informal look and don’t be afraid of colour. Take a look here for more inspiration.
If you’re definitely a boho groom, our guide to styling the boho groom and groomsmen is an absolute must-read. Don’t get dressed without us!