Spring Wedding Attire For Men
Article by Bridget Mora
Spring is right around the corner, and it is the perfect time to lighten up! If a spring wedding is in the forecast, now is the time to decide on the attire for the groom and other men in the wedding party. Take a look at these fresh ideas for spring wedding attire for men.
Formal evening weddings call for black tie, even in the spring. The traditional tuxedo does not allow a whole lot of room for personalization, but it is possible to add a little hint of spring to the ensemble. One of the easiest ways to do so is by selecting boutonierres in iconic spring flowers. A small spring of white lilies-of-the-valley would be both formal and springy. Or choose a diminutive spring bulb such as a mini daffodil or grape hyacinth for a bit more whimsy. These flowers are excellent additions to the bridal bouquets, so they are wonderful boutonierre options.
For daytime spring weddings, consider suits in light colors. A navy or black suit is handsome, to be sure, but can look a bit heavy on a beautiful spring day. Get into the spirit of the season with khaki suits for the groom and groomsmen. They look fresh and spring-like, and pair wonderfully with bridesmaid dresses in pastel colors. The neutral khaki color allows for infinite shirt and tie options. It can be very nice to choose a shirt which coordinates with the colors the bridesmaids will wear. Another idea is to use a blue or white shirt and pick up the wedding colors in the tie. Pastel colors like yellow and spring green look fantastic with khaki suits, as well.
Another nice spring wedding look is for the men to wear blazers with trousers rather than an entire suit. It is less stiff and formal, which is ideal for semi-formal weddings. The classic navy blazer is a can’t-miss, and can be worn in a variety of ways. Traditional brass buttons are nautical and conservative. Pair them with a striped tie and a nicely starched shirt. Or let the navy blazers be a little more understated by switching out brass buttons for plain navy ones that match the jacket (this is an incredibly easy alteration). A yellow shirt with a tiny check or a classic blue and white striped button down would be perfect with this outfit. As for the pants, they can be an all-season wool gabardine in a light color like tan or gray. If the wedding is really relaxed, cotton khakis would even work, as long as they are crisp and freshly pressed with a hint of starch.
Accessories make the man, just like they do the woman, so do not overlook their role in the mens’ wedding attire. If you are not using a boutonierre, a pocket square in a spring color will add a dash of color to their jackets. Cufflinks are another great accessory for the men in a wedding, and they make excellent groomsmen gifts. Silver cufflinks with an initial are one of the most popular groomsmen gifts, or select cufflinks which tie in with the theme of your wedding, such as small silver sailboats for a nautical wedding.
So you see, there are some great springtime attire options for the men in a wedding. It is not all the same old stuff that they wear all year long. Whether your wedding is formal, casual, or something in between, choosing wedding attire with a springy feeling will help the groomsmen and groom to look fresh and crisp.
About the Author
Bridget Mora writes for Silverland Jewelry about weddings, fashion, and etiquette. The friendly staff at http://silverlandjewelry.com/ is waiting to help you find the perfect groomsmen gifts for your wedding. All jewelry orders over receive complimentary shipping.
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