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Dressing the Groomsmen in Your WeddingMany couples decide to have a wedding party, pulling in their closest friends and family members to stand with them at the end of the aisle. It can be daunting enough for the bride and groom to find the perfect outfits, not to mention their groomsmen and bridesmaids. The groomsmen in particular can be hard to coordinate, since they aren’t sporting colorful, coordinating dresses as the girls are. However, there are ways to ensure their style matches by choosing the perfect dress shirt and the perfect boutonniere.  

Choosing a Theme and Style 

The bride and groom first have to figure out what look they’re going for for their big day. Is it casual? Is it black tie? Are you looking for a rustic ensemble? The theme and style of your wedding can drastically change the outfits of your bridal party. They might be in an extravagant tux with details down to the cufflinks, they might be in a nice pair of jeans with suspenders for a casual look, or you might find something in between with classy chinos and a button. No matter what you decide on, make sure they aren’t undressed or overdressed compared to your outfits. Pinterest is a great resource for brides and grooms, also giving you theme suggestions as you begin your search.

Picking a Color Scheme


One of the best ways to narrow down your wedding colors is by considering the time of year. Springtime is great for soft yellows and lavenders, while summer is great for pinks and greens. Consider darker colors for Fall, such as a sunflower-toned yellow or wine shade, and add a pop of sparkle to a winter wedding with metallic silvers. For bridesmaids, many sites (such as Azazie) allow you to sort by color and order sample swatches so you can see what you’re working with in person. An easy way to coordinate bridesmaids with groomsmen is by matching dress colors with dress shirt colors. You can look to menswear sites like Bonobos for inspiration; many offer complete arrays of colors and patterns to choose from. 

Finishing Touches

A seamless way to tie your entire wedding party together, along with the wedding theme as a whole, is by using flowers. Pick one or two flowers/fillers from your bridesmaids’ bouquets to also use for the groomsmen boutonnieres. Choose a color that will coordinate well with the color of the dress shirt and a flower that won’t be too large. There’s tons of inspiration online for this as well. If one style captures your attention, there’s usually a list of flowers that are used or even a DIY tutorial for making your own!

If you're struggling to come up with ideas, one of the best strategies is looking to others for inspiration. See what your friends have done, seek out tips from professionals, and remember to read through our blogs for an array of topics that are sure to help your big day go off perfectly.

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