Groom Attire Ideas for a Destination Wedding

Posted by Teri S. on Dec 23, 2019 10:15:00 AM

If you've read a lot of our blog posts, you've probably come across something like this on a few occasions: One of the best things about a destination wedding is that it's non-traditional by nature, so it's up to you what you decide to incorporate into your special day.

Wedding attire definitely falls into the "it's all up to you" category.

I think we've only had one couple get married with the bride in a bikini and the groom shirtless, but that goes to show that this is your day, so whether you want to go very casual or for the suit and tie, it's all up to you :)

To help you get some ideas, here are a variety of groom's styles we've seen recently, and be sure to read our post on what to wear for a Hawaii destination wedding.


Casual Groom Wedding Attire



We see a lot of aloha-style shirts and shorts for elopements and renewals!



In Hawaii, a white wedding dress matches very well with an aloha shirt.



Here's a great example of wearing what works for you!


Semi-casual Groom Wedding Attire



A white collard shirt with pants is a popular option, and adding some color with a lei is a very nice touch! Shoes or sandals (we call them "slippers" in Hawaii) work well.



Suspenders are in for destination wedding attire.



Add a boutonniere for a little additional color to the suspenders to make it even nicer.



Suspenders with a boutonniere, a bow tie, a kukui nut lei (which we provide as part of the ceremony), and a hat that works! Great look!


Formal Groom Wedding Attire



If you have special ladies you really want to impress, a suit always looks sharp for a destination wedding.



Tan suits and blue suits seem to work better than black or white, but that doesn't mean you can't pull off any color.



You'll likely want to look formal for the ceremony, and then ...



You'll probably want to take the jacket off for some of the photos. And don't forget to get some awesome socks!


Conclusion on Groom's Wedding Attire

Whatever you choose to wear for your destination wedding, you will be safe knowing that the style is totally up to you. There are no rules.

If you want to wear shorts, wear shorts.

If you want to wear a suit, wear a suit.

The choice is yours :)

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips


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