I love that beach wedding fashion is ever-evolving. Years ago, the most common beach attire for the groom was the standard khaki suit, usually accented with a colorful tie, but these days, a groom has so many more options to look chic and dapper while he says “I do!” There are literally thousands of photos out there guiding a bride in every detail of her wedding-day look, so this post is for the gents! A few ideas for wedding-day looks for the male half of the bridal party! (And take note, I am using Dazzling grooms as my models for this post – so kudos to all of our handsome men over the years!)
You can never go wrong with a good suit, but be careful about wearing black at the beach! While it can work aesthetically speaking as with Nin in the photo above, it guarantees the groom will be hot! Based on weather conditions, I recommend reserving formal black wedding attire for the months of December through February in the Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita and Punta Mita area.
From March through November, opt for a lighter color and fabric for your suit (try varying shades of blues, taupes and grays) and don it with a tie as did Brad, Jason, Anthony and Kevin in the photos below . . .
or go sans-tie with bare feet for a more casual look as did Paul when he married his mermaid bride!
Try a vest and tie like Vek and Brian for a put-together look without the additional heat of a jacket! Check out Brian’s flip flops with his attire – great combination of style and comfort!
Most importantly, don’t sacrifice your own personal style – the special details are what help to make your day and moment unique! One of my favorite groom details was Mike’s orange bow tie and matching tennis shoes, complete with personalized wedding date!
If you want your men to look coordinated but not necessarily match, do what Neil and his gents did – variegated suit tones and color-coordinated (but not identical) ties! (And my fave that day were Neil’s socks!)
Dress to kill in what makes you feel amazing! Rogelio brought a very Martha-Stewart-Meets-Laid-Back-Bohemian style to his attire and truly owned the look!
And one final important tip: Gentlemen, if you are prone to sweat or are getting married in PV, Punta Mita or Sayulita between April and mid-November, bring along a back-up shirt identical to the original so that you can avoid any embarrassing sweat stains in photos or during key moments on wedding day (like when you raise your glass to toast your bride)!
So here’s to the groom, half of the equation on wedding day, and ideas for helping him look and feel great right alongside the bride! (Cheers Photo below of Hubert and his gents on wedding day.)