Wedding Menswear Trends 2018

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!

Wedding Menswear Trends 2018

1. Black Tie

Nothing 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. Menswear at The Wedding Shoppe Inc.

2. Blues

From 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! Menswear at The Wedding Shoppe Inc.

3. Stand-Out Groom

Whether 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. Menswear at The Wedding Shoppe Inc.

4. Vests

Vests 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! Menswear at The Wedding Shoppe Inc.

5. Plaids/Checkers

Plaid 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. Menswear at The Wedding Shoppe Inc. 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!

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June 10, 2020 09:16

We are using slate blue as our main color and I love the idea of having the guys in navy!

Lindsey Blair
May 17, 2019 13:12

Love the navy!

Christie Copenharve
May 17, 2019 13:12

Will be showing this to my fiancé- was thinking a navy tux with black lapels- sounds like he’d be very “on trend” :)

Cailin McGrath
May 17, 2019 13:12

Not a big fan of the colored vests. Do the groomsmen’s ties have to match bridesmaids dresses?

Savannah Fielder
May 17, 2019 13:12

I can’t wait to go over this with my fiance to see what he likes.

Savannah Fielder
May 17, 2019 13:12

Will be showing my fiance!

May 17, 2019 13:12

Love these new trends! Even though wedding days are mostly about the bride, I like the unique ways to make a groom stand out as well!

Emily Johnson
May 17, 2019 13:12

Love this! We’re going to go with something blue.

Jenny Walz
May 17, 2019 13:12

Love it! Good to see all the options

Jamie S Zimmer
May 17, 2019 13:12

I love that there are more options that just a tux for grooms now.

Jenna L Thompson
May 17, 2019 13:12

I love the new looks for men for 2018!

Nicole Szemborski
May 17, 2019 13:12

Thank you for breaking this down – we are going for a small, intimate, romantic, casual event. Blue is definitely my groom’s color. So excited to help him look for a new suit – maybe a blue plaid tie?! Can’t wait!

Leandra Piro
May 17, 2019 13:12

Thankful my Fiancé is on the same page as me when it comes to his attire

May 17, 2019 13:12

I’m still contemplating what my fiance will wear for our wedding. My colors will be a spectrum of colors ranging from the lightest: cream to blush to muave and hints of a plum wine purple color. My accent colors will be rose gold and gold.

May 17, 2019 13:12

Love this! ??

May 17, 2019 13:12


Amy Z
May 17, 2019 13:12

Love the black tie and navy looks for this season!

May 17, 2019 13:12

I honeslty like blue ones~! And I think we are gonna choose one of them. :)

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