Suit up with your best friends! Calm down; we’re not talking about Captain America, Ironman, and Thor. We’re talking about wedding day suits for you and your boys that make you feel as powerful as your favorite Marvel heroes.
If you thought your fiancé had been doing some handholding with you during this wedding planning process, it’s your turn! Coordinating groomsmen’s attire requires serious handholding. Up until now, she’s been calling the shots with colors, cakes, and cocktail menus and you’ve happily nodded along as if you cared about any of those things.
Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us. But, when it comes to getting your wedding suit and suits for your wedding party, you’re the main character in charge. The Modern Groom can show you how to coordinate groomsmen attire, so during any wedding day madness, you’ll at least all look good.
How to Coordinate Groomsmen Attire
When Your Pockets Hurt
In this economy? With these gas prices? Suit costs matter. The reason a lot of men decide to rent suits is that it seems more affordable. But when you find a high-quality suit vendor that fits the budget, it makes more sense to buy a suit. And not just an awkwardly baggy, long, and unfitted mess—a professionally fitted suit that you can keep for other events down the road.
The responsibility of paying for the groomsmen’s suits traditionally lies with the groomsmen themselves. So, while you may be coordinating what they’re wearing, be thoughtful about the way their bank accounts are set up. Not everyone has Tony Stark money, so keep that in mind when you ask anyone to invest in the new line of Gucci suits for your wedding.
When You Need to Figure out the Vibes
Work smarter, not harder, when you’re figuring out your wedding vibes. Unlock the cheat code by asking the bride what her plans are for the bridesmaids. Once she decides, you can match their energy with something that complements their side of the aisle. If she wants you to take more initiative and would rather have you exclusively decide, that’s when you take it to your venue.
A grand ballroom and a backyard barn are wildly different venues. Different suits are required for different settings. For example, black suits fit better in formal settings like the dining hall of a manor as opposed to a ceremony on the white sands of a beach. For more casual weddings in the countryside, a bow tie and some suspenders might be the best fit for the aesthetic.
Pro tip: When in doubt about the aesthetic, consult your fiancé.
When You Want to Be Extra
Suits are just the tip of the iceberg, baby. The real fun starts when you add in all the extra accessories. Add a tie that matches the theme, a fun pocket square, belts, and/or cuff links. If choosing all the extra accessories and the suits starts to feel overwhelming, don’t be afraid to ask your groomsmen for their input. Ultimately, it’s what they are going to wear and you want them to love it and not secretly hate you for making them wear it and buy it.
Assemble the Groomsmen With The Modern Groom
Even though you sent all the groomsmen an invite, one or more of them will definitely ask what time the wedding is and ask you to drop a pin to the venue on the day of your wedding. If you feel lost on your wedding day, we promise you your groomsmen will be even more lost. But, that’s okay. With a little handholding, you’ll be lost boys together. Eventually, you’ll all figure out where to stand, what to say, and most importantly, what to wear.
With The Modern Groom, you’ll get the guidance of virtual styling assistance (free of charge) for a professionally fitted suit delivered right to you. The whole process takes minimal effort for your laziest friends and no one will hate you for choosing terrible suits—major W all around. Now assemble the boys, schedule a styling session, and get suited up for the most important day of your life.