25 Groom Accessories That'll Elevate Your Wedding Outfit
There's no denying the importance of the groom's wedding outfit. Whether you opt for a classic tux or a casual suit, your look is a significant component of the day. There are plenty of ways to personalize your outfit so that it feels like a perfect representation of you, and the best is by selecting thoughtful groom accessories. From printed ties to custom cufflinks, groom accessories can drastically change the vibe of your wedding suit—and they shouldn't be overlooked. Regardless of your personal style, whether you're a trend expert or a novice to wedding fashion, we're here to help. Here, we explain how men's wedding accessories can change the overall look of your suit. And to make your shopping experience as easy as possible, we've rounded up the best groom accessories that you can buy now.
A tie is a must-have wedding suit accessory, but finding one isn't necessarily easy. The options for wedding neckwear are seemingly endless. Whatever look you're going for, from black tie formal to city hall casual, there's a tie (or bow tie) to match. Seasonality can help dictate fabric and color—knit or velvet neckwear is ideal for winter, while jacquard, silk and cotton are great for spring or summer. But beyond the fabric, colors and patterns will make your tie stand out. If you're all about sporting bold groom accessories, a statement or novelty print will take your suit to the next level. Shop our favorite groom ties and bow ties here.
This unique knit silk blend tie will add texture to your suit. For a color that pops, consider rich burgundy or bright sky—after all, you can definitely wear "something blue" too.
The Tie Bar pointed tip knit tie in Sky, $25, TheTieBar.com
Florals are great for grooms who aren't afraid to experiment with bolder prints. This refined style has elegant pastel hues perfect for a spring or summer wedding.
Topshop floral jacquard tie in Sage, $20, Nordstrom.com
Saying "I do" during the cooler months? Velvet is a no-fail fabric that complements wintry themes and moody color palettes. We particularly like this rich forest green color, which can be worn with black or gray suits.
Beau Ties Benet bow tie in Forest, $48, BeauTiesLTD.com
A medallion print is easier to work with if you aren't looking for statement neckwear. This silk style has small geometric accents that look sleek and modern.
Ermenegildo Zegna medallion silk tie in Blue, $195, SaksFifthAve.com
Searching for groom accessories to show off your bold personality? You can absolutely go colorful with your wedding look, and this bow tie will steal the show.
The Tie Bar Marlon Bundo bow tie in White, $25, TheTieBar.com
For such a small accessory, cufflinks can pack a punch. Of all the groom accessories you can purchase, a set of cufflinks can pull together your wedding look and give it a polished finishing touch. Styles are plentiful, too—you can go for a classic set of gold cufflinks, or wear a novelty pair to highlight your personality. Below, shop our favorite cufflinks to add to your wedding suit.
Customize this simple set with your initials and wedding date. It would be a sweet nod to your S.O. and an easy way to add a touch of personalization.
Monogram Necklace 2014 personalized wedding cufflinks, from $50, Etsy.com
Novelty cufflinks highlight fun details about you. This pretzel set is great if you're from Philly (or if you simply love Auntie Anne's). The Tie Bar has plenty of other novelty designs too, like city flags or golf clubs.
The Tie Bar Philly pretzel silver cufflinks, $20, TheTieBar.com
Perhaps you want to wear "something blue," but you're already chosen your neckwear. Consider a regal pair of sapphire cufflinks to honor the age-old wedding tradition.
Joseph Abboud Lapis cufflinks in Silver and Blue, $60, MensWearhouse.com
Treat yourself to a pair of luxury cufflinks on your wedding day. This high-end set from Gucci is worth the splurge.
Gucci GG Marmont 925 cufflinks in Sterling Silver, $420, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Honor your commitment to tying the knot with these eternity knot cufflinks. The silver hardware will match most other groom accessories.
David Donahue knot cufflinks in Silver, $50, Nordstrom.com
A Printed Pocket Square
Besides the tie, the easiest way to get colorful with your wedding day ensemble is by wearing a crisp pocket square. Go light, dark, or all-out quirky—the only rule for this must-have accessory is that it be expertly folded (here's your how-to).
Silk is a luxurious texture that'll elevate your wedding suit. This style comes in a variety of colors so you can pick the one that best matches your wedding color palette.
Pronto Uomo pocket square in Malibu, $25, MensWearhouse.com
If you're hesitant to play with print, barely-there polka dots are easy to pull off—especially in a black and white colorway.
Indochino polka dot pocket square in Black, $39, Indochino.com
Searching for even more personalization options? This linen pocket square can be embroidered with your initials. Even if others can't see it, it'll serve as a meaningful embellishment.
Nordyo monogrammed linen pocket square, from $11, Etsy.com
If you're keeping the rest of your look simple, a floral pocket square will add just a hint of playful color. Match it to your S.O.'s accessories for a coordinated look.
Liberty Emma and Georgina pocket square in Navy, $14, TheTieBar.com
All about versatility? This is the groom accessory for you. These pocket squares are reversible and are lined with a subtle pattern around the edges, so you can buy one and use it for multiple wedding events
Nordstrom Men's Shop panel silk pocket square, $40, Nordstorm.com
There's no doubt that a pair of groom socks is one of the easiest ways to add personal flair to your wedding suit. It's an easy groom accessory to pull off, too—you don't need to be a fashion guru to find a pair of socks that embody your sense of humor. And, since they're easily hidden, there's more opportunity to go bolder than you would with a tie or a pocket square. Here, we've rounded up a few pairs to consider for your groom suit.
Love is in the air on your wedding day, so embrace it with these Pride-themed "Love Wins" socks.
The Tie Bar Love Wins dress socks in Navy, $15, TheTieBar.com
Taco and tequila aficionados will love these cheeky socks. Bonus points if your signature cocktail is a margarita.
Happy Socks 2-pack taco socks, $26, HappySocks.com
While guests might not see the message on these socks, it's the thought that counts—and it's a romantic secret detail for you and your S.O. to share.
Name It Studio sole mates personalized socks, from $5, Etsy.com
Polka dot socks are a subtle way for grooms to show their personality without committing to a bold tie or pocket square. Since the dots are small, they're less flashy than, say, paisley or floral prints, making this print a great choice for subdued grooms.
Nordstrom Men's Shop CoolMax dot dress socks in Navy Blazer, $13, Nordstrom.com
A belt is essential to a groom wedding suit, but suspenders are just an added bonus if you want to include them. You might not think of belts as a statement wedding accessory, but certain styles can add just enough to your ensemble to change the overall vibe. Here are some of our favorite options to include in your wedding day fashion repertoire.
This embossed woven belt will add dimension and texture to a simple wedding outfit. Plus, you can definitely re-wear this one after your wedding day.
Hugo Boss pin-buckle belt in leather with embossed woven effect, $118, HugoBoss.com
Give your look an edgy feel with striking leather suspenders. This black style includes weathered gold hardware and bold stitching.
JJ Suspenders leather suspenders in Smoke, $79, JJSuspenders.com
Gucci Marmont leather belt in Black, $470, SaksFifthAvenue.com
Suspenders can give your look a pop of color without being too bold. This burgundy option would be great to pair under a black or gray suit.
ASOS DESIGN wedding suspenders in Burgundy, $13, ASOS.com
Salvatore Ferragamo reversible pebbled leather belt, $430, Nordstrom.com
HAITINGSHOP personalized wedding suspenders, from $25, Etsy.com