Now here’s a hot question for upcoming summer weddings: What is the groom to wear? With ceremony venues now ranging from romantic local beach fronts to tropical island resorts to balmy Caribbean or Mediterranean shores, the groom’s attire can pose a major challenge.
So, we’re dedicating this post to beach grooms who want to look cool and be cool in every sense of the word. We’ve gathered 10 style options—ranging from traditional wedding shirts from Hawaii and Cuba for a casual ceremony, to some really sharp-looking suits for a semi-formal affair. If you see something you like, simply click on the links for full product features, pricing, and shipping.
Beach Wedding Looks for the Groom
Crisp linen, cotton, or rayon shirts are a sure way for you to keep cool at your beach wedding, while looking every inch the tropical trendsetter or the Latino looker.
You have your pick of fresh white or neutrals, all the way to bold colors, Hawaiian prints and even subtle embroidery, if you wish. You can also choose short or long sleeves, plus a range of cuts from trim-fit to relaxed retro.
from first row to second row:
1 – White linen beach shirt from Maliposha Boys / 2 – Vilebrequin trim-fit linen shirt from Nordstrom / 3 – Hawaiian Paradise shirt from Lava Hut / 4 – Linen Monaco Shirt from Island Importer / 5 – Etch of Paradise Camp Shirt from Tommy Bahama / 6 – Cuban guayabera from Guayaberas Cubanas
If your ceremony and reception call for a more dapper image, the choices of summer suits are fabulous as well. Using lightweight fabrics like linen and seersucker in pale neutral and natural tones, they are definitely easy on the eye. You may wear them with a tie, a bowtie, a vest, or with an open-collared shirt. Handsome choices indeed!
see last row:
7 – Khaki suit by Salvatore Ferragamo, via GQ; bow tie by Band of Outsiders, shirt by Oliver Spencer / 8 – Cotton seersucker suit from JoS. A. Bank / 9 – Linen suit from Men’s Wearhouse / 10 – Linen blazer from Massimo Dutti
So will your summer wedding look be more Guayabera or GQ? Whichever you choose, you’re going to be one cool-looking beach groom!