When it’s time for the groom to step out of the house and into the spotlight, it’s time for him to wear his best. After all, a tuxedo is the pinnacle of formal wear. But what if you don’t own a tuxedo? Black is not your color or your friend because of how many weddings you attended in black tuxedos. Or what if you are sick of seeing black tuxedos every time you walk out? No matter the reason, we have some good news – there are so many other ways to make this special day as unique as possible!
Here are 5 fun alternatives to black tuxedoes for the groom that suit your sense of humour and your style.
Be original and quirky
If you want to be different, and you are not afraid of standing out, consider wearing a suit in an original colour, or a colour that is unexpected in a groom’s suit. A sepia suit in brown or powder blue, for example, will make the groom stand out even more because of how rarely they see it. A suit in a bright colour or in a pattern that complements his wedding dress will create a very different mood.
You can also go with suits in fabrics that complement your wedding dress, such as satin, organza, or chiffon. If you want to be even more original, you can even go with a suit in a fabric that your wedding dress is made of, for example in silk for a wedding in which the bride is wearing a silk dress.
Make a statement with a printed tuxedo
If you have a bold personality and you have been in black tuxedos for several weddings, you can choose to wear a bold suit pattern that will stand out. A bold suit with a pattern that stands out from the rest, such as a plaid, a check, or a geometric print, will make the groom stand out and will be more memorable for the guests.
You can also go with a suit with a statement print that is not only bold but also fits well with the rest of the wedding details, such as the flowers, the cake, or the reception décor. A printed suit will also make a strong statement differently than a suit in black.
Keep it classic and refined
If you really love black tuxedos, but you simply do not have the wardrobe space for all the black tuxedos in your closet, you can keep your look simple and elegant without going over the top. A classic black tuxedo is always a good choice, as it will complement any wedding colour or theme. If you have a wedding that is more about tradition than about doing things differently, a black tuxedo will not only fit the theme but will also be very classic and refined.
This can also be the case if you have been in black tuxedos for several weddings. Instead of wearing the same suit, now might be the time to go for a more elegant look, such as a charcoal grey, a navy, or a beige suit. A more refined look can also be achieved by going for a less formal fabric such as a lightweight wool suit for a spring wedding or a lightweight linen suit for a summer wedding.
Mix it up with a traditional tuxedo
If you want to break the monotony of black tuxedos, a khaki suit in a neutral colour will make the groom stand out. A khaki suit with a bold pattern that stands out, such as a plaid or a print, will make the groom stand out even more and will also be very classic and refined.
For example, a khaki suit with a floral print or with a floral or botanical print will fit well with a spring or summer wedding. A khaki suit with a neutral colour that is not too formal, such as a grey or a beige colour, can also be very elegant and classic.
Match the theme of your wedding dress with a suit
If you have a wedding that is more about tradition than about doing things differently, a charcoal grey or a navy suit in a traditional fabric can be very elegant and classic. A charcoal grey suit, for example, can be complemented by a grey tie, a grey boutonniere, or a grey vase of flowers. A navy suit, on the other hand, can be complemented by a red tie, a red boutonniere, or a red vase of flowers.
Black tuxedos are not the only option when it comes to formal wear and weddings, but they are the most popular. That’s why it’s important to know how to make your wedding day even more special with other alternatives.
If you have been in black tuxedos many times, try a more neutral colour, such as grey. If you want to break the monotony of black tuxedos, a suit in a neutral colour will make the groom stand out and will be more memorable for the guests. For a more traditional look, a suit in a traditional fabric can be very elegant and classic.