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How to Stand Out from Your Groomsmen at Your Wedding

Tra­di­tion­al wed­dings often have the groom and grooms­men match­ing from head to toe, but stand­ing out from your grooms­men high­lights the groom eas­i­ly. Set your­self apart and try these prac­ti­cal tips for dis­tin­guish­ing your look:


If you want to cre­ate a dis­tin­guished or sep­a­rate look from your grooms­men, then use acces­sories. Use these essen­tial acces­sories to stand out seam­less­ly:

  • Ties. You can use dif­fer­ent tie styles and col­ors to stand out from your grooms­men, such as wear­ing bowties and long ties. The col­ors of the ties don’t have to match either. Instead, use col­ors that com­pli­ment each oth­er.
  • Socks. Try a unique sock pat­tern, such as an argyle or dot­ted pat­tern, for a dis­tinc­tive look. Or some­thing entire­ly dif­fer­ent, since no one will real­ly notice, any­way. Just not white. Please.
  • Pock­et Squares. The groom can wear a pock­et square that match­es the bride’s gown or a fea­ture of the brides dress, such as the style or mate­r­i­al. Coor­di­nate your pock­et square to match the bride’s white satin gown by opt­ing for a white satin pock­et square. The grooms­men can take a sim­i­lar approach by match­ing the col­or of the brides­maids’ dress­es.
Bridal Party, groomsmen and groom wearing blue suits

Try Different Suit Styles

Infuse var­i­ous suit styles in your wed­ding par­ty for an indi­vid­u­al­ized look. For instance, the groom can wear a three-piece suit or tuxe­do while the grooms­men can wear a two-piece suit or a tuxe­do instead. Or vice ver­sa. If you don’t want to be that bold, try sim­ply a dif­fer­ent col­or vest for the groom.

You can also wear a dif­fer­ent col­ored suit or tuxe­do than your grooms­men to set your­self apart. The col­or can be as sim­ple as dif­fer­ent tones of the same col­or. Mix­ing gray and black or var­i­ous shades of blue or gray can be a great way to stand apart with­out risk­ing style. See our gallery for more suit and tux inspi­ra­tion.

Groom and groomsmen wearing blue suits and red ties

Break Out the Boutonniere

Match your bou­ton­niere to the bride’s flow­ers. The groomsmen’s bou­ton­nieres can also match the flow­ers of the brides­maid. You can either match the col­or of the flow­ers or the types of flow­ers. For instance, if the bride has a bou­quet of white calla lilies with berry accents and the brides­maids’ bou­quets are off-white ros­es, make sure the groom also has a white calla lily bou­ton­niere with berry accents while the grooms­men match the brides­maids with the same white rose bou­ton­nieres.

Think About Your Shirt

The details of the groom’s shirt can eas­i­ly dis­tin­guish him from his grooms­men. You can select a dif­fer­ent col­lar for your shirt than your grooms­men, such as wear­ing a spread col­lar for a casu­al, relaxed look ver­sus hav­ing the grooms­men wear a wingtip col­lar. Con­sid­er wear­ing dif­fer­ent col­or shirts from your grooms­men. For instance, you can wear the same style tan suit but set your­self apart with a white shirt and have your grooms­men wear blue shirts.

Groom and groomsmen wearing blue suits and red ties

At Gen­er­a­tion Tux, you can get à la carte cus­tomiza­tion for a unique look. Get the best in con­ve­nience and suit­ing right at your door, includ­ing a free Home Try-On option and a free rental for the groom when rent­ing for five or more grooms­men and set your­self apart by get­ting your suit and acces­sories deliv­ered. See what we have to offer to make your union extra­or­di­nary.

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