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25 Groom Accessories That'll Elevate Your Wedding Outfit

Don't underestimate the power of printed socks or colorful pocket squares.
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
by Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon associate editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Associate Editor
  • Sarah is an Associate Digital Editor for The Knot, with special focuses in fashion, pop culture and wedding trends.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Nov 06, 2020
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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.  

Colorful Neckwear

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.  

Sky blue silk knit tie

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

Light gray and blue floral jacquard tie

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 

Green velvet bow tie

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 

Navy blue medallion print silk tie

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 

Colorful multi-print bow tie

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

Sleek Cufflinks

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. 

Personalized wedding cufflinks

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 

Pretzel cufflinks

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 

Sapphire blue cufflinks

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 

Silver Gucci cufflnks

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 

Silver eternity knot cufflinks

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). 

Colorful silk pocket square

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 

Black and white polka dot pocket square

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 

Monogrammed linen pocket square

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 

Navy floral pocket square

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 

Multi-color reversible pocket square

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

Personalized Socks

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 Wins pride socks

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 

Tacos and tequila printed socks

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 

Sole Mates custom wedding socks

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 

Navy socks with multi-color polka dots

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

Suspenders & Belts

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. 

Black embossed woven textured belt

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  

Black leather suspenders

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

Black Gucci belt with gold hardware

Just like cufflinks, a Gucci belt is a worthy splurge for fashion-forward grooms. 

Gucci Marmont leather belt in Black, $470, SaksFifthAvenue.com 

Burgundy wedding suspenders

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

Black and brown reversible belt

Though it's an investment, this reversible style is like getting two belts in one. Choose the color that best fits your wedding look.

Salvatore Ferragamo reversible pebbled leather belt, $430, Nordstrom.com

Brown custom wedding suspenders for groom

Yep, you can personalize wedding suspenders too. Get these printed with your wedding date and preserve them after the big day. 

HAITINGSHOP personalized wedding suspenders, from $25, Etsy.com

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