There's no denying that a black tux is a classic, dapper look, but we always love a fresh shake-up in a groom's wardrobe. Donning an alternative groom-look on the wedding day is a bold move—one that we appreciate. The key lies in creating a style that's true to both his personality and your wedding theme and venue. If you're looking to add a little personal style to your groom's wedding day attire, look no further.
If he wants something a little different, but still wants to play it safe, consider a suit in neutral, beige, or brown tones, mixed separates in blue hues, or a tux in shades of gray. Want to add a subtle punch? Step up the game by opting for an ensemble that plays with textures or prints—or both. Think a suit made of wool or velvet, a floral pocket square or tie, a checkered button-down shirt. If he's daring enough, he can amp it up by throwing on a patterned jacket, such as plaids or stripes. But if he really wants to stand out, a colored suit in a vivid jewel tone or popping pastel will always do the trick.
And if your wedding style calls for it, he doesn't have to stick to formalwear either. Forget the coat altogether—a vest or suspenders would look just as great. Or mix tops and bottoms to achieve a semi-casual balance—think slacks with a chambray shirt. Because as much as your groom should look good, he should also be comfortable. Don't forget to add a little flair to personalize the look, such as a Western-inspired brooch for a boho style or top hat for an Art Deco vibe.
We've rounded up casual wedding attire inspiration from 30 stylish grooms.
Wear a Statement Shirt
This groom knows how to pull off some serious florals. A statement shirt combined with a ponytail is the perfect statement style for alternative grooms. You can even toss the jacket at the reception for a more comfortable look.
If you want your statement shirt to be the key focus of an outfit, make sure to keep all the other elements in the same solid color family.
Add Seasonal Colors
A rustic brick red suit and pale tie with a splash of neon orange juxtapose for a stylish look befitting a late summer wedding.
A more casual wedding is the perfect opportunity to add some personality to your look. So if you want to inject subtle fun, consider adding a smaller printed item like a tie or bow tie.
Pair a Chino Suit With Loafers
For a casual, effortless look that still looks polished, consider a beige chino suit paired with loafers. We especially love this groom's choice of forest green tasseled loafers that perfectly complement his green tie.