Grooms Separates: Leaving The Suit At Home

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Image source: Broni & Bo

These days more and more grooms are wanting to add a touch of their own personality to their wedding attire, and for many this includes foregoing a traditional suit. And that’s okay, not every man feels comfortable wearing a suit and the one day you want to feel confident and comfortable, is your wedding day! So, if you’re other half has mentioned going for a non-traditional wedding outfit, what should he consider wearing instead? Today, we’ve three of our favourite ways to look handsome, dashing and groom-like!

Shirt & braces

This is my favourite look, but maybe not a great idea for a wedding held in the depths of winter! Although, you could cover up with a rich tweed dress coat and velvet scarf. Make sure your shirt is fitted and very well pressed, go to town with a funky tie, bow tie or scarf and wear your braces with pride!

Alternative grooms wear

Image credits, from top, left to right:

Bride and groom: Acres of Hope, Nautical groom: Sarah Christensen Photography, Turquoise groom: Lavara Photography, Dapper groom: General Knot & Co.



Is their a more dapper look than a groom wearing tweed? I don’t think so! For a real look of the country and old gentry, a tweed jacket paired with the perfect trousers, shirt and tie, is hard to beat.

Alternative grooms wearImage credits, from top, left to right:

Grooms party: A Suit That Fits, Purple checked groom: Cotton Candy Photography via Rock My Wedding, Modern grey tweed: Erich McVey Photography via Style Me Pretty, Country gent look: Emma Case Photography via Love My Dress.



If you want your guy to wear a full suit and he doesn’t want to a waistcoat is a great compromise! Keep the look very co-ordinated with matching waistcoats and trousers or mix it up by choosing separates. Again, a great shirt is essential for this suave look.

Alternative grooms wear

Image credits, from top, left to right:

Gingham groom: Ryan Johnson Photography via Green Wedding Shoes, Open neck groom: Brighton Photography via Whimsical Wonderland Wedding, Groom in hat: Margot Landen Weddings  via Style Me Pretty, Denim grooms party: Sweet Little Photographs via Magnolia Rouge.


Will your groom step away from tradition and show his personality through his wedding outfit? Let us know with a comment below. 


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