Outfit Inspiration from the Most Stylish Same-Sex Grooms
When same-sex grooms choose their wedding day looks, one of two things typically happen: They either go for matching ensembles or opt for entirely unique styles that highlight their respective personalities. We love both approaches (there's no wrong way!), but you'll ultimately have to decide what feels right for you and your husband-to-be. This is often a good place to start: Before you begin shopping for your big-day tuxedos or suits, decide whether or not you want your looks to have a degree of cohesion.
To help you make that choice, we rounded up some of the most stylish same-sex grooms whose attire (and accessories!) stood out on their wedding day. We were sure to highlight both coordinating and individualized styles to cater to whichever fashion path you choose. If you do decide to take the matching route, consider donning traditional tuxes or fitted black suits—you can't go wrong with these classic looks, which nearly always translate well across all body types.
If the matchy-matchy approach isn't for you, but you still want to wear looks that reference each other, make like these grooms, who made their individual styles work in tandem. Though their styles featured the same pieces (a jacket, button-up shirt, and straight-leg pants), they felt distinct thanks to their unique colorways. Their matching red boutonnières—which tied both ensembles together—also raise a good point: You can use accessories, like shoes, bow ties, or even sunglasses, to make drastically-different garments work together.
Whatever you and your fiancé choose to wear on the big day, the following stylish grooms will guide you through the selection process, coordinating jackets, next-level accessories, and all.
Jackets and Neck Ties
These grooms looked in sync in their The Black Tux ensembles, despite their different jackets and neck ties.
One groom put his own stylish twist on traditional wedding attire with a floral tie; the rest of his ensemble matched all other aspects of his husband's outfit.
Matching Bow Ties
Though they wore different shades of gray, these grooms used their respective bow ties to reference the other's tonal look.
Blue and White
White and Black
This happy twosome wore black-and-white ensembles—but each did so in his own way. The gentleman on the right sported a white Tuxedos to Geaux suit and Bonobos shirt, an orange bow tie from SeanStanley Design, and brown shoes from ASOS. The other wore a white suit from Ebay, a black Saks Fifth Avenue shirt, a Baik Menswear bow tie, and snakeskin Tuxedos to Geaux shoes.
Here's proof that drastically different attire can still feel cohesive. The gentleman on the left wore a patterned Alexander McQueen suit while his groom-to-be chose a classic solid option from Givenchy. To bridge the gap between their entirely different looks, the man on the right chose a McQueen tie that perfectly matched his fiancé's floral attire. As the perfect finishing touch, they both opted for Lanvin fabric flowers in lieu of boutonnières.
Dapper Suits, Different Accessories
This handsome pair went bold for their big-day looks. The gentleman on the right sported a velvet blazer, while his counterpart donned a plaid Armani jacket (the tartan's scarlet accents matchws the red huw of his husband's velvet suit).
In an effort to complement each other's looks without coordinating completely, these grooms wore Hugo Boss tuxedos in different colors.
This fashion-forward couple had different wedding looks in mind, but agreed to style them with chic sunglasses for their portraits. We love how the groom on the right matched his studded sunnies to his embellished lapel.
For their multicultural ceremony, this pair donned embroidered Indian sherwanis in blue and peach from Maharani Fashion.
In search of timeless suits for their wedding, this pair decided on matching tailored gray ensembles from Suit Supply.
For a unified, classic look, both of these grooms wore traditional tuxes from Ralph Lauren Purple Label.