You might think that the groom only needs to make one fashion choice for the big day, but that means you forgot about one tiny, but crucial detail: wedding cufflinks. Just like the perfect pair of suspenders or fresh tie, cufflinks are a necessary accessory for grooms sporting a tuxedo or suit at the altar. Besides, a set of cufflinks, no matter the style, lasts a lifetime so a quality pair is definitely worth the investment. There are several options that allow grooms to customize their set with their initials or wedding date, as well as show off some of their favorite interests—Star Wars viewers and football fans, get excited!
But perhaps our favorite part about cufflinks is this: They aren't a one-price-tag-fits-all kind of deal. Regardless if you're looking to spend under $20 or upwards of $1,000, the perfect pair is out there to match your signature style—whether that's classic, quirky, fashion-forward or minimal.
Read on for the best cufflinks for grooms, groomsmen, and guests.
For the Minimalist: Alice Made This Silver-Plated Cufflinks
Nothing says simple and sophisticated quite like a polished cufflink. With its minimal shape, this is the perfect choice for a fashionable groom looking to complete his wedding day outfit.
Price at time of publish: $175
For the Classic Groom: Brooks Brothers Engravable Cufflinks
Let's be honest: everything is better when it is personalized! Grooms can engrave their initials on either gold or silver cufflinks for a one-of-a-kind look. Considering combining your initials with your partner's initials to celebrate your upcoming union.
Price at time of publish: $195
Most Timeless: Cufflinks Inc. Ribbed Mother of Pearl Cuff Links
It doesn't get more timeless than a mother of pearl setting against silver. This wedding cufflink set can up the ante on any suit or tuxedo.
Price at time of publish: $250
For the Fashion-Forward Groom: Gucci Green Marmont Silver Malachite Cufflinks
This pair of green malachite stones (which are said to have healing and protection properties) and sparkling silver cufflinks are anything but boring, and are the perfect formula to make a crisp white shirt pop. Let's not forget the eye-catching Gucci "GG" logo set atop of the stones.
Price at time of publish: $500
Most Unique: Tateossian Geode Rose Golden Cufflinks
By now, you know that a wedding is all about the details. And between the cool rose gold plating, contemporary design, and of course, the geode insets, this is a pair that is sure to turn heads.
Price at time of publish: $640
Best Engravable: Ox & Bull Trading Co. Square Cufflinks
Another customizable option, grooms aren't limited to just their initials on these sterling silver studs. Engrave your wedding date, your venue's coordinates or even your partner's name for a sentimental accessory.
Price at time of publish: $192
Most Vintage-Inspired: Ward Wallau Silver Type Key Cufflink
Grooms can commemorate his first and last names, or even wear their partner's first initial on one of his sleeves, with a matching shirt and the right kind of suit. Looking for something even more romantic? Get even more playful with the "XO" set.
Price at time of publish: $80
Best for Monogramming: MonogramNecklace2014 Personalized Wedding Cufflinks
Another budget-friendly stunner, this elegant option screams romance. Celebrate your partnership by engraving you and your S.O.'s first initials on one plate and your wedding date on the other.
Price at time of publish: $50 for 925 sterling silver
Most Subtle: J.Crew Black Onyx Sterling Silver Tuxedo Studs
If you've decided to don a tuxedo style on your wedding day, don't head to the altar without these studs. With sterling silver and black onyx set in a simple circle, these are classic and traditional.
Price at time of publish: $118
Most Simple: Irisjewelerystudio Personalized Name Cufflinks
Why engrave your initials on a plate when your cufflinks can literally spell them out? Choose between one, two, three or four letters and sterling silver or 14k yellow gold for the ultimate personalized accessory.
Price at time of publish: $56 for 1 letter in silver
Most Versatile: Brooks Brothers Knot Cufflinks
We promise you won't find anything more affordable or well-made than these basic knot cufflinks from Brooks Brothers. Available in over 25 different colors, you're sure to find one that will match your wedding decor or your partner's accessories.
Price at time of publish: $10
Best Sterling Silver: Cufflinks Inc. Sterling Silver Classic Cushion Mother of Pearl Cufflinks
With a classically elegant and pearl design, these sterling silver cufflinks add an eye-catching detail to any look—whether you opt for a tuxedo, suit or something else! Plus, these can be worn long after you say "I do."
Price at time of publish: $250
Most Nautical: Miansai Silver-Plated Anchor Cufflinks
Seafaring spouses, this set's for you. They may be small, but they're still a stylish nod to a nautical wedding theme. And even if you aren't throwing an ocean-inspired soiree, you can still pay homage to the carefree, easy-going nature of life at sea.
Price at time of publish: $115
For the Adventure-Loving Groom: Sutton by Rhona Sutton Men's Silver-Tone Compass Cufflinks
Crave adventure? We consider these compass cufflinks to be a true treasure. Show off your desire for wanderlust with this unique accessory, which features tones of silver and black.
Price at time of publish: $65
Best Budget: Indochino White Tuxedo Cufflinks Set
Consider all your wedding tuxedo cost needs covered with this set, which features silver cufflinks and matching tuxedo studs. Understated and simple, this is truly a wardrobe staple. And bonus, the design is timeless so this affordable pair will never go out of style.
Price at time of publish: $39
For Star Wars Lovers: Cufflinks, Inc. Star Wars Millennium Falcon Cufflinks
There's no doubt the force will be with you at the altar with these galactic cufflinks. Designed to look like Millennium Falcon, Star Wars fans really shouldn't wear anything else on their big day!
Price at time of publish: $165
For a Rustic Wedding: ShowstopperSupplies Engraved Wooden Cufflinks
This ultra-personalized pair is the sweetest gift for any groom. Choose between cherry or walnut wood and four different metal finishes for a product that is completely unique!
Price at time of publish: $32
Most Romantic: MuujeeWeddings Wedding Day Metal Cufflinks
In need of a sentimental gift for your groom's outfit? These budget-friendly cufflinks have got your covered. They're designed to be personalized throughout, regardless if you want to add a sentimental quote on the cufflinks themselves, a note engraved on the walnut wood box, and/or his name on the tie clip. When your groom gets them on the big day, he'll open the sweet box and reveal the custom message. Cue the waterworks!
Price at time of publish: $59
For a Formal Wedding: David Yurman Black Onyx Cufflinks
At first glance, this might look like a pair of basic black cufflinks. However, the silver rope-trimmed detail surrounding the onyx plate gives the accessory an understated, yet elevated touch. Pair with any color shirt for one put-together look!
Price at time of publish: $425
For a Black-Tie Wedding: Cartier Love Cufflinks
The epitome of luxury, these round cufflinks from Cartier are guaranteed to elevate any wedding day outfit. Made of solid 18k yellow gold, we love this pick for an elegant black-tie affair.
Price at time of publish: $3,250
Most Luxe: Van Cleef & Arpels Pastilles White Gold, Diamond & Agate Cufflinks
For the groom wishing to sport a touch of bling down the aisle, these premium cufflinks do just that. Between the white gold, white agate and delicate center diamond, this is a luxurious accessory perfect for one of life's most special moments.
Price at time of publish: $7,100
Do I have to wear cufflinks for my wedding?
How do I wear wedding cufflinks?
Cufflinks should be worn with a French cuff shirt. To fasten the cufflinks, simply fold the cuff of the shirt back to create a double-layered cuff and slip the cufflinks through the holes at the bottom, outside wrist edge.
How can I customize my wedding cufflinks?