Styling Ideas for the Groom

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Sometimes it can seem like the wedding is all about the bride, but these days, there are lots of fun fashion ideas for the groom that can allow him to express his personal style  on the wedding day. From bow ties to chambray shirts to fun printed socks, his look can be  dapper and sleek and a little untraditional. A perfect match for your creative wedding day. 
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Fun Printed Bow Ties:

printed bow tie really is the perfect way for the groom to have a little bit of fun with his wedding day look, because even if he decides to wear a more traditional suit, this playful accoutrement will definitely stand out.  He can opt for a colour or print that complements the wedding style, or choose one that simply echoes his vibe. And, of course, the bow tie look always works great for the whole groomsmen party, too. 

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Or Wooden Bow Ties:

If your guy wanted to take the idea of a bow tie to the next level, we think a rad,   wooden bow tie would be totally up his street. These fun accessories are a little bit of a novelty and would make a fun gift for him to hand out to his groomsmen. There are many styles and wood  tones to choose from, so he's sure to find his perfect match. 

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Chambray Shirt:

Chambray will never go out of style, so for a more casual or stylish celebration, we love the idea of   chambray shirts for the groom or groomsmen. If all the guys choose to rock one, they can match their denim or opt for varying shades. And these classic shirts look great dressed up with braces, bow ties and fun boutonnières. 

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Braces:

Let's face it: most guys aren't really into the idea of accessorising, but it seems like most of them will get on board with the idea of braces with little hesitation!.   Braces are the perfect way to give the groom's look a bit of texture and we love seeing a big group of groomsmen rocking this look too. 

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Striped, Patterned Socks:

It doesn't get better than   fun, patterned socks, but one of the best things about them is that they are a like a 'hidden' whimsical element than make an appearance for photos, and then be easily concealed later on. Plus, they make a great gift idea across the board: a bride gifting to her groom, a groom to his groomsmen...the list goes on!

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DIY Succulent Boutonnière:

If you're a DIY bride or groom who wants to craft something fun for the day, a good place to start is with the groom's boutonnière. Making a succulent bout out of   mini succulents is actually so much easier than it looks. Just pick up a few small-scale succulents and either keep it simple or add in a few feathers to boost the texture. Wrap with some simple  ribbon and affix with a pin. 

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Or a Totally Fun Alternative Bout:

If you like the idea of hand-making a boutonnière, but an all-succulent style isn't really your thing, try your hand at something a little more whimsical and fun. We love totally untraditional bouts, and to make one is actually really easy. Grab a   plastic animal toy and  spray paint it gold.  Mix it with other elements (plants, flowers, fabric, etc.). You can also opt to affix a fun plastic toy to graphic   black & white striped ribbon for a different take on this look. 

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Gifts for the Groomsmen:

Coming up with gift ideas for the groomsmen isn't the easiest task, but going with something masculine, stylish and useful can prove successful every time. Favourite ideas of ours include   vintage enamel mugs, a  hatchet  or maybe a cool   flask. You can place those with other cool items into a crate or gift box, or wrap them in something reflecting your wedding's branding or logo. Chances are, the groomsmen will love them. 

For more styling and gift ideas for the groom and groomsmen, check out our Groom Collection  here

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