When brides piece together their wedding wardrobes, they put a lot of thought into their accessories. As the groom, adorning your outfit should also be a priority since it’s your big day too. According to stylist Courtney Mays, dressing up a classic suit or tuxedo with add-ons is the best way to incorporate some personality into your attire and breathe life into your getup. “Tuxedos are timeless and classic, but adding an heirloom pink signet ring or a vintage-inspired broach personalizes your look in a thoughtful and interesting way,” shares Mays. “It also adds to the story of your big day.”
Whether it’s cufflinks engraved with your wedding date or a floral tie that hints at your garden venue, your accessories will help show off your personal style, capture your relationship, and coordinate with your aesthetic. You can even don a family heirloom, so as to have a piece of history close to you when saying “I do.”
To choose a perfectly unique accessory for your look, designer Angel Ramos suggests embracing one standout element rather than overshadowing your ensemble with multiple pieces. “Less is more,” he notes. “Depending on personalities and comfort levels, start simple.” Mays also recommends steering clear of flashy adornments and styling your add-ons in a more subtle way. “Not every accessory has to be on display,” she shares. “Sometimes, the best accessories are the ones that maybe only you and your partner are aware of or are revealed when a jacket comes off.”
From chic sunglasses to playful socks, here are some of the most unique accessory ideas for grooms that will enhance your attire.
Meet the Expert
- Angel A. Ramos is a menswear fashion designer and the creative director of ANGEL RAMOS, a New York City-based brand. He has 12 years of experience in the fashion industry.
- Courtney Dion Mays is a wardrobe consultant and menswear stylist based in Los Angeles. She’s been working in the fashion space for 18 years.