Your husband's best buds can quickly turn into your worst wedding-day headache. Here, expert advice on how to avoid the most common groomsmen style snafus.

We're having a destination wedding, and the groomsmen are already complaining about wearing black tuxedos in the tropics. How can I achieve a formal look without making them sweat it out?

"Consider a jacketless look by having the groomsmen wear coordinating vests, ties, and pants," says Steinbrenner. "In addition to traditional black tuxedos, we offer tan, ivory, white, and midnight blue."

"Ceremonies in the tropics are usually never full services," adds Orsini, "and they rarely last longer than 20 minutes. If you want your groomsmen in tuxedos, have them wear tuxedos during the ceremony, then allow them to change into something a little lighter for the reception."

Photo: Jonathan Hokklo

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