Groom doing up shirt in mirror.

Four Simple Styling Rules for Grooms

As a Riviera Maya wedding photographer, I have seen my fair share of groom’s fashion faux pas, but don’t worry fellas, styling for men is simple, and there are only a few areas where you can go wrong. But when you do go wrong.

So, to ensure that you look good on your special day and make my job a little easier, here are FOUR basic STYLING RULES for Grooms:

Ladies are not the only ones who need to worry about fitting into your wedding attire. Fitted clothing looks better in photographs than lose clothing. Especially when you consider that you are getting married on or near the beach here in Cancun or the Riviera Maya. No one wants to see you in baggy clothes that would look out of place and might get caught flapping in the wind.

The best way to stand out is to wear something a little different than the rest of the guys. For example, you could wear a jacket while everyone else wears just a shirt and pants. This sets you apart from them and not only does it help your grandmother find you in a crowd of guys, it means that you will stand out in the photographs. Not only does this help you, but it helps your wife when you are photographed with your bridal party, it means that the attention will subtly be drawn to you two.

Solids look better in photographs than patterns. Patterns distract and draw attention in a weird way, taking away from the photograph. Also, digital cameras often hate small patterns and do funky things, therefore when in doubt, go with a solid colour or large patterns.

Keeping it simple with a nice shirt and fitted pants is usually enough. And you have to remember, that us guys are an accessory to the bride. The important thing is to find that Goldilocks place where you are don´t look too good and draw attention from the bride, but you also don´t want to look too bad and draw attention from the bride. You need to be just right in the perfect place where you compliment her.

I hope you found this article helpful and enjoyable. Styling for guys is pretty straight forward and I hope this has at least helped you be confident in the decisions you are making. And remember as a Riviera Maya wedding photographer, I will be there to capture every moment, so make sure you look your best!

Thank you,
Dean Sanderson
Riviera Maya Wedding Photographer



Groomsmen at wedding waiting for ceremony

Groomsmen on beach in Cancun