There is a lot of confusion when it comes to matching the wedding party, which is understandable since most stores don't give you proper advice, if any at all. I went through this with my wedding and was left scrambling a month before the wedding trying to right the many wrongs. I really hope this blog clears everything up for you. If you have any further questions afterwards please comment below or e-mail me personally.
This video sums everything up nicely, otherwise read on.
Who Matches Who
First and foremost, the Groom and the Groomsmen should match each other in some way. Whether that is the same suits, dress shirts, ties or the Groom has a charcoal suit with the Groomsmen wearing a charcoal vest and dress pants.
Groom you should match the bride, whether that is in your shirt, tie or pocket square. Pull the colours out of her dress or bouquet.
Groomsmen, you are matching the bridesmaids. Pull the colour of their dress into your shirt, tie or pocket square. You can also match the colours of their bouquet in your shirt, tie or pocket square.
With the suits you can go where ever you want, you can bring out the wedding colours or go with a stylish colour as long as it does not clash with the wedding party or the wedding colours. For example, deep blue or grey wedding colours, go with a deep blue suit to match. Blues and grays will always be stylish so do not worry about going wrong there.
The Groom wants to stand out in some way, he should not be completely matching the Groomsmen. If you are trying to match exactly make sure you bring fabric swatches of the Brides & Bridesmaids dresses to the first appointment. We obviously try to match that swatch exactly but if we can't we can usually get really close.
You want the pictures to look great for years to come so that is where we would love to help you out. Whether you are local to us or online we are always here to answer any questions you may have with no pressure to buy anything.
Owner of Cardero Clothing