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Ask the Experts – “How can I stand out from my Groomsmen on the day?”

“My wife-to-be wants me to make sure that I ‘stand out’ from the groomsmen on the day, but how can I do this while still keeping a uniformed look?” – Kyle

From the Experts

Cathy, Dorian BlackView Profile

As she walks up the aisle, your bride wants to see her groom standing waiting for her, looking truly unique while still being complimentary to your groomsmen. There are so many ways to achieve this. Starting with the suit you can choose a slightly different cut, fabric and finish for your own, but keep it in the same colour band.  If hiring suits for the rest of the party why not treat yourself something truly unique and divine and buy yourself something truly special for your wedding day?!

Simple changes to accessories will also differentiate you from your groomsmen. Grooms should always accessorise to compliment the bride’s colours, while the groomsmen’s accessories should complement the bridesmaids’ colours. When choosing neckwear for the day, consider wearing different type of neckwear to the rest of the party.

Final finishing touches  like cufflinks, shirts, pocket squares, flowers, shoes and socks can all contain little surprises to be discovered by your bride that are  truly unique to you, this is where you can really have some fun and express your  personality.  Some of these accessories make great fun photos to look back on also!

Lesley, Bond BrothersView Profile

Hi Kyle, thank you for your question. You shouldn’t have a problem differentiating yourself from the groomsmen. We always say that small subtle changes are best and such changes are always picked up by a good photographer. If you are looking for a uniformed look a simple change in your button hole flower can sometimes be just enough of a difference for a groom to stand out!

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Main image from the fashion collection at Dorian Black

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Former editor, current contributor, (she just can't let go!) Karen enjoys writing fashion but is known to dabble in decor from time to time. Her favourite section on the site is the Real Wedding section, followed closely by the Health & Fitness forums.

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