Cool Groomswear Ideas Mood Board

Cool Groomswear Ideas

We love cool looking grooms and groomsmen, so today we are sharing some ideas for cool groomswear. Everything from sharp suits with a sheen, to a groom in a tweed suit with open shirt and cravat. Oh, and what do you think about groomsmen in jeans? We think it’s pretty cool! Okay, it’s probably best you don’t wear jeans if you are having a traditional church wedding, but if you are having a relaxed affair then jeans will work well.

What about braces, bow ties, floral shirts or pastel striped jackets? We love them all, and hope you do too!

Cool Groomswear Ideas Mood Board

Groom with Flat Cap and Waistcoat – Etsy

Groom with Smart Fawn Colour Jacket and Bow Tie and Groom with Rolled up Sleeves and Braces – Wedding O Mania

Groomsmen in Smart Blue Suits – The Wedding Scoop, picture by Ben Yew Photography

Groomsmen in Jeans with Waistcoats – Magnolia Rouge, picture by The Melideos

Groom in Pinstripe Jacket – Trendy Bride, picture by David Newkirk

Groom with Brown Tweed Suit and Open Shirt with Cravat – Love My Dress, picture by Rebecca Goddard Photography

Groom in Floral Shirt – London Bride, picture by Anushé Low

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Groomswear Mood Board

Groomswear Ideas

Today’s groomswear mood board is to help all you grooms out there who are trying to find the perfect wedding suits for you and your groomsmen. We have chosen a selection of our favourite groomswear, from traditional morning suits and frock coats to modern fitted suits.

What will you wear?

Groomswear Mood Board

Morning Suit – Affleck and Moffat

Light Grey Suit – Red

Brown Jacket with Pink Waistcoat – Jack Bunneys

Purple Cravat and Light Gold Cravat – My Tuxedo

Air Blue Suit – Hugh Harris

Grey Morning Suit – Winstanley’s Morning Wear

Ivory Cravat – Marks & Spencer

Oatmeal Suit – Marc Wallace

Navy Slim Fit Suit – Next

Black Frock Coat – From Here to Eternity

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Men Crying at Weddings

I Am Staggered Head

Men – we’re surprisingly complex beasts you know? You women look at us and just see the oil-stained hands, our knowledge of football trivia and the leering at women we do as we drive past them on the street, but you completely overlook the fact that beneath these crunchy, sexist outer layers there lies a chewy, emotional centre. Sometimes us men are just big girls in shiny shoes and nowhere is this more apparent than at a wedding, where we can finally let ourselves go. Like these colossal jessies.

Ok, this bloke might be taking the whole emotion thing a bit too far. From the opening seconds where you think you’re going to witness him upchucking his pre-wedding G&T to the stomping and restraining, you do wonder just how eager he is to get on with the whole first night thing…Glory indeed.

All the women in the congregation are sighing and wishing they had a man who could be as open and emotionally honest as this groom. All the men are counting down the seconds until they can laugh straight in his big teary face. His bride dabbing his tears away with a little silk hankie just makes the whole thing unbearable.

Meh. Not so sure about this one. The whole massed audience, the cameras and his pre-prepared speech make us wary that he’s faking it. We’re not going to come right out and say sociopathic tendencies but we’re all thinking it.

Article by Andrew Shanahan

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Groom and best man

Picking Your Best Man

One of the few wedding jobs going that is emphatically the groom’s responsibility is choosing the best man. Now that doesn’t mean that certain people *cough* the bride-to-be *cough* might not offer an opinion or two on who it should be. But they ultimately know that the best man is as serious as male friendships get, and therefore they should back the heck off. We’re not going to join the roster of people queuing up to tell you who to pick, but we do have some advice.

Groom and best man

Pick with your heart, not your head

What the bride wants is for you to pick someone who won’t take you to a strip club on your stag do. She wants you to pick someone who will say disarmingly charming things during his speech. She wants someone who looks good in a suit and won’t spend the reception at the bar chanting: “CHUG! CHUG! CHUG!” with their pants on their head. In essence, the bride wants you to pick your grandmother.

The guy you’re thinking of choosing might fit the above description, or they may be a rogue of the first water. Just remember that you’re picking your best man on the qualities of deep friendship, of shared experiences and, damn it all – on love. Go with your heart.

Don’t pick a woman

You’re angry aren’t you? You’re thinking – “How dare they. Women can be just as much a best friend to a man as a man can.” Well, that’s a debate for another time (as is the old When Harry Met Sally men can’t be friends with women because sex gets in the way discussion).

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Nervous groom - Picture by Hayley Ruth Photography

What Terrifies Men About Weddings

On first inspection you’d think a wedding would rank somewhere between, “Small girl with ice-cream” and “parcel delivery” on your average bloke’s internal list of terrifying situations. But when you start to break it down the Big Day contains many situations that rank way higher on the Terrifying-O-Meter. Perhaps even somewhere between “Rooney broken bone” and “getting things caught in zips”. So what is it that’s giving your groom, best man or father of the bride a nasty case of wedding nerves?

Nervous groom - Picture by Hayley Ruth Photography

Walking Down the Aisle

Sounds stupid doesn’t it? The bride’s the one who has to do the aisle-walking dressed in the big frock and pokey shoes. Yet the father of the bride is the one who’s sweating over it.

Why? Well mainly because it’s his big moment. All those eyes turn towards him, he has to stick to that weird slow-walk rhythm, and he knows that at the end of the aisle he has to hand his daughter over to some spotty oik he’s only met 12 times.

How to combat: Practice makes perfect on the walk. Also, try to have the big, “You know I’ll always love you Dad” talk a month or so before, not in the car on the way to the church.

Saying His Vows Right

I do. Just two little words that give men more problems than nearly any others. In this case though it’s not the weight of the ceremony or the pressures of commitment that petrify him. It’s the sheer bloody simplicity. Someone says the words and you just have to repeat them; that’s easy! Exactly, so you’d be really stupid if you messed them up, wouldn’t you?

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