Beyond Bowties: 10 Formal Looks for Your Groomsmen

Consider Some Color

If you enjoy the look of a standard tuxedo, but yearn to liven it up a little, consider going the creative black tie route, which pairs the classic black jacket and trousers with bright, colorful shirts and accessories.

Besides giving your men the chance to stand out, this option also pulls together the look of your entire wedding party, since groomsman accessories (vest, cummerbund, bowtie) can be matched to bridesmaid gowns. Play it safe and have a trusted bridesmaid or family member double-check each of the groomsmen's outfits well before the ceremony begins. Twenty minutes before the ceremony isn't the time to discover that just one of eight guys left his special-order, custom-color pocket square at home!