30 Wedding Day Looks Your Groom Needs to See

Your guy will look fresh in these dapper duds

Updated 05/02/17

M&J Photography

There's no denying that a black tux is a dapper look, but we always love a fresh shake-up in a groom's wardrobe. While the black tux is a classic, donning an alternative groom-look on the wedding day is a bold move—one that we appreciate.

If you're looking to add a little personal style to your groom's wedding day attire, look no further. We've rounded up some of the most stylish grooms for a bit of inspiration for your soon-to-be hubby. 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 formal wear either. Forget the coat altogether—a vest or suspenders look just as good. 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.

The key lies in creating a style that's true to both his personality and your wedding theme and venue. These grooms found just the right balance.

Cassandra Farley Photo

Think pink with a cotton candy suit and playful patterns of a checkered shirt and polka dot tie for some spring flair.

Curly Tree Photography

A bold cobalt blue is chic and sharp.

Swatch Studios

This suit proves that khaki gets a bad rep. We love the layers of beige with olive undertones and the way they make a white dress shirt pop.

Kati Rosado

We're seeing fifty shades of gray here—black jeans and a velvet coat puts a more casual spin on the black tux.

Jennifer Armstrong Photography

This casual ensemble is all seaside sophistication, with a shirt and shoes that mirror the color of the waves and pants that mimic the hues of the sand. A charming bow tie tops off the look.

Photo by Hailey Howard; Florist and Creative Direction by Cargo Creative

This groom knows how to pull off some serious florals. A statement shirt combined with a ponytail is the perfect style for alternative grooms.

Chris Spira Photography

A pastel sky blue calls for attention, while a crystal guitar pin and navy polka dot bow tie add bit of personal flair.

David Newkirk Photography

Blue stripes, hot pink diagonal checkered bow tie, and orange boutonniere—this bold groom pops with style, thanks to mixing and matching patterns with bright colors.

The Toths Photo & Film

Rustic meets southern 1920s inspiration in this striking ensemble of a mix-and-match suit, wide-brimmed hat, and floral bowtie.

Kate Weinstein

Why bother with a coat? This groom proves a waistcoat is all you need, donning a palette of grays and blues.

Daniel Milligan Photography

A linen tux brings a more casual appearance to a formal silhouette, the ideal mix for a light and breezy feel.

Leighanne Herr Photography

This rich, luxe look plays up textures with a striped button-down and velvet separates in navy and burgundy—we're loving these heavy hues for a winter wedding.

Erin Wheat Photography

Edgy with a bit of Western flair, this look is perfect for an adventurous elopement.

Andrew Franciosa

A rustic brick red suit and pale tie with a splash of neon orange juxtapose for a stylish look befitting a late summer wedding.

M&J Photography

We love a good jewel tone. The bride isn't the only one who looks like a gem—the groom does, too, in all over emerald attire.

Callie Davis of Nancy Ray Photography

Seersucker stripes are so much more fun than a plain-colored suit. Besides, this summer staple is all southern charm, especially with a sporty red polka dot bow tie.

Curly Tree Photography

A mix of blues and flash of white are clean, crisp, and cool.

Chris & Ruth Photography

Tweed pants, suspenders, and a geometric bow tie—this look may sound nerdy, but this groom proves it's anything but.

Blest Studios

An all over burgundy suit has subtle festive flair for a seasonal wedding, achieving a smooth and sophisticated style.

Chloe Tanner Photography

A tailored blue blazer, brown pants, and white shirt are dream semi-formal attire, but the real eye-catcher is the groom's multi-colored floral skinny tie, a perfect way to complement the bride's bouquet.

Katie Stoops Photography

This groom knows how to layer and work an autumn palette, evident in a pale blue button-down, navy cable knit cardigan, olive pants, and wool maroon jacket. Paired with a man bun, this is one stylish look.

Jen Huang

Fashion rules dictate that one shouldn't mix navy and black, but this groom shows rules are meant to be broken. A velvet jacket adds an air of elegance to an otherwise casual ensemble of black jeans and white linen shirt.

Julian Beattie

This suit gets a pattern takeover with monochromatic plaid, accented by a vivid jade green tie.

We Are the Portos

Can't decide between light or dark? Both look great juxtaposed as separates. Brown shoes are the perfect in-between, while striped socks and a funky colorful bow tie bring a dash of stylish whimsy.

M&J Photography

A brown checkered vest is the perfect touch with a blush suit for a dapper look.

Gregory Ross

This groom looks svelte and smooth in a midnight tux that puts a twist on the old classic, with black lapels and a matching bow tie.

Christa Kimble Photography

This groom creates a bit of boho appeal, with a chambray shirt, wine colored pants, and chocolate colored vest.

We Are the Portos

This rugged groom pulls off casual wear with an earthy style that manages to also look polished.

Galaxie Andrews

Rolled up sleeves and a charcoal colored vest have a style all on their own—and it's hot.

M&J Photography

Tan leather accents set off a dreamy tux in periwinkle blue, the perfect combination for spring nuptials.

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