If you’re diving into wedding planning this year you know there’s a lot to keep track of! Between nailing down vendors, determining your wedding style, deciding on a budget, and picking your perfect dress, it can be a little overwhelming. One of the biggest wedding planning hurdles you’ll want to tackle sooner rather than later is attire for the wedding party. Typically the bridal gown is the first pick, followed by bridesmaids, but what about menswear? If you’re a men’s formalwear rookie, no need to worry! There are so many fun and exciting trends for men from black tie to mix-and-match!\nWedding Menswear Trends 2018\n1. Black Tie\nNothing encompasses elegance quite like a classic tuxedo. If the dress code for the big day indicates black tie attire, you can’t go wrong with a timeless black tux! Put a twist on this classic look by playing with colorful accents. \n2. Blues\nFrom dark, traditional navy to striking cobalt, we’re totally feeling the blues! Blue is an incredibly versatile color that can be dressed up or down and mixed with nearly any color – even black! From boho slate blues to classic navy tones, there’s a blue to compliment any wedding palette. Our favorite complimentary hues include Kennedy Blue’s Desert Rose, Slate Blue, Bordeaux, and Dove! \n3. Stand-Out Groom\nWhether the groom chooses to change up one element of his look or each member of the wedding party dons a different ensemble, there are so many unique ways to make the groom stand out. Ties are an easy place to start. A white or ivory tie for the groom can easily be combined with whichever wedding color the groomsmen wear. Play around with different shades of the same color! If the groomsmen plan to wear a deep, charcoal grey, have the groom sport a lighter, silver grey. Experiment with different combinations with the help of our expert consultants. \n4. Vests\nVests provide a formal distinction and can also be used to make the groom stand out. Vests offer a wide array of textures and patterns including tweed and checked. Ditch the jacket altogether for a less formal look. Versatility is a huge bonus when it comes to wedding attire and vests are one of the most versatile items in menswear! \n5. Plaids\/Checkers\nPlaid is on-trend right now! From gingham to flannel, checks are everywhere. Plaid is a great way to put a modern twist on a traditional sport coat, shirt, or tie. Play around with color for a bold look or play it cool with greys and blues. Plaids and checkers are perfect for any wedding style or setting. Whether you’re looking to compliment bridesmaid dresses or want to explore trendy options for the groom, there’s definitely a place for plaid in your wedding attire. It’s such an exciting time to shop for men’s wedding attire! Gone are the days of standard issue suit jackets. Grooms and wedding party members have the opportunity to bring any vision to life. With so many unique trends shopping for menswear has gone from a chore to a breeze. Would you or your fiancé go bold or opt for a classic option? What are some of our favorite trend in wedding menswear? Leave us a comment below and don’t forget to book your menswear appointment!