4 Non-Cheesy Ways to Coordinate Bride & Groom Outfits
By: Roxana Oliver
When it comes to your big day, you want everything to look completely perfect and most of all, synchronized. You want the guest to be dressed in accordance with the theme and the overall wedding color palette and the centerpieces to dance harmoniously with the utensils and china. You also want your own attire (yours and your future spouse’s) to be coordinated as well, but there is always a catch. You want to look like perfectly matched lovebirds without looking overly matchy-matchy, or in other words – cheesy. Luckily, there are perfectly subtle ways to make that happen, and even if you implement all four of our ideas, it won’t be too much, and you will look just as you are – perfect for each other.
The most subtle of them all
People rarely look at the soles of your shoes, but they will definitely catch a glimpse if you opt for having a personalized inscription on them, one featuring your Mrs. _________ and the date of your wedding. Your future husband can follow suit, and have the same inscription, only of course, featuring Mr._________ on his soles. Now, since most men’s shoe soles are black, it would be best for his inscription to be in the color of your shoes – gold, rose gold, silver, or even ivory. It would be like a double matching moment, yet chic, classy and subdued. No one will even notice it until they see your wedding photos and or the book you will have made with just the two of you, sitting on a love seat, showing off your secret synchronicity.
There are two ways to go about coordinating your actual attire without looking overly cute and uniformed. Door number one includes the following: when browsing for those perfect men’s wedding suits, aside from making sure it fits like a glove, you two should definitely bear in mind the color of your dress. If a bride is going for a pure white or ivory, the groom can go with a great navy or grey suit with a white shirt that will complement her dress. If the gown in question is either champagne or beige, a brown suit with a champagne color shirt will ensure you look perfectly coordinated when you meet at the end of the aisle. This one fits the bill perfectly – it features coordination, but there isn’t a smidge of cheesiness to it, so you’ll look just plain wonderful.
Use tradition to your advantage
The tradition is – the bride carries a wonderful bouquet, and the groom wears a boutonniere. Now, in some countries, most of the guests wear boutonnieres, but the groom’s should always stand out, either in the choice of the flower or the ‘wow’ factor. The best way to make coordination happen is to work together (as always). When you’re picking out the perfect bouquet, even if it’s multi-colored, choose one of the colors and flowers from it and have a boutonniere made from it. It’s a small and yet significant detail that is bound to catch attention. In a great way, of course. If you want to walk the extra mile and it matches the groom’s suit color, he can even wear a tie that features one of the colors of the bouquet.
The devil in the details
While these little things aren’t actually a part of the attire, they are what everyone’s eyes will be glued on when you exchange your wedding vows. You have probably already picked your wedding rings, and while they don’t have to be the same – although they could if your tastes are that similar - there is a way to make this a matching moment as well. Instead of just having your respective maid of honor and best man hand you the ring, they could hold them in adorable custom engraved wooden ring boxes and when they hand them to you, it will be another ‘awww’ moment. It’s not cliché, it’s not too much; just two little boxes that confirm your commitment and bond.
As you can see, cheesiness doesn’t have to play a part in your coordination. There are plenty of ways to avoid it, and as we said, you can implement each and every of these ideas and still not look over-the-top coordinated.