21 Cool Accessories for Your Groom
When we talk about wedding-day accessories, we're usually referencing the bride-to-be. There's a lot of work that goes into finalizing a bride's look—after finding the wedding dress, she typically starts to think about shoes, all types of jewelry, nail polish, makeup, and hair. Simply put, it's a big undertaking. Because there are so many decisions to be made in relation to the bride's look, it's easy to forget that the groom's attire deserves a little extra love, too. In fact, there are plenty of ways he can upgrade his classic suit or tuxedo.
Let's start with the accessories every groom needs to get in order: Dress shoes, socks, ties, and cuff links are among the most common details he'll need, but they're really just the basics. There are so many more ways he can personalize his look, including thoughtful boutonnières and on-palette bow ties or even family heirlooms and hats (how cool is this groom's?). Ultimately, he should spend as much time (okay, nearly as much) curating his big-day ensemble as the bride should. The only difference is that all eyes will be on the bride when the big day arrives.
Even if his big-day attire probably won't get as much attention as the bride's, the groom's accessories shouldn't be treated as an afterthought. To help him on find a few cool, thoughtful add-ons, we went ahead and rounded up some of the best ideas we've ever seen worn by grooms on their wedding days. Click through to discover the coolest accessories your groom never knew he needed.
Stars and Stripes
Getting hitched over Fourth of July weekend? American flag-inspired socks are a fun homage to the holiday.
On the big day, a flask filled with his favorite spirit might be the most welcome accessory of them all. Make it a gift from you and be sure to have his name and your wedding date inscribed in the metal.
Now's the time to gift him the watch he's been eyeing for years—it'll make a welcome addition to his big-day ensemble. Depending on the metal, it can also coordinate with a few of his other accessories. We love how this groom matched his The Black Tux gold cuff links to his two-tone Movado time piece.
Who says the color pink is just for the bride? The groom's blush shoes brought a pop of on-palette color to his look.
We love this inside look into this groom's getting-ready suite. His Armani cologne, money clip, collar stays, and tie clip are reminders that even the smallest accessories count.
A thoughtful accessory, like this groom's pocket square, which was inspired by his clan's tartan, can also pay homage to a family legacy.
While we wouldn't necessarily describe embroidering his suit or tuxedo with a special quote or your wedding date as an accessory, it's a simple (and in-budget!) way to make his big-day outfit that much more meaningful. Evolution of Style designed this guy's custom garment.
Matching argyle socks for him and his groomsmen? Sign him up. The personalized labels are just another fun touch.
Sunnies aren't just functional on the big day—they also bump up his overall look's cool factor. Make like this group and get his groomsman in on the fun, too.
Subtle details can reference bigger wedding elements, like location. For example, this groom added a cacti-emblazoned lapel pin onto his boutonnière as a symbol of his Mojave Desert nuptials.
If he's looking forward to the reception cigar bar, a vintage match-holder is an accessory he shouldn't pass up. This groom's diamond-encrusted wolf cuff links were just as noteworthy.
This groom's choice of neutral accessories—note the fringed white pocket square from Brackish—is a lesson on how to tone down a colorful tuxedo with lighter elements.
Most importantly of all, his accessories should coordinate with the basic elements of his attire. Add in a hat and bow tie in the same color as his pants for a cohesive look.
Dogs are man's best friend, which probably explains why this groom wanted his pup close (in pin form, thanks to The Ivy Leash, that is) to his heart as he exchanged vows.