Ways to Personalize a Groom’s Formal Look

12 April 2012

Yikes! I meant to post yesterday, but between my first wedding gown fitting (yahoo!) and an impromptu mother of the bride shopping trip on the way home (where we were very successful!), it slipped through the cracks. Never the less, here I am, and here are my ideas for personalizing a groom’s formal look :)

While a classic tuxedo leaves less room for personality than, say, a suit and tie combo, there are definitely still ways to make one your own.

John isn’t wearing a cummerbund, but for those who are, I like the idea of embroidering initials on the edge:

Embroidering initials and your wedding date on the inside jacket pocket – so sweet!

For groomsmen, you could tweak the inside-pocket-embroidery and leave clever messages like “rings go here” or “toast goes here.”

My favorite might be these embroidered, initialed cuffs – such a small detail, but it looks so sharp!

Which one would you pick? Also, does anyone have any suggestions for great embroidery resources in the Triangle? :)

Images from top to bottom: Studio222 via Southern Weddings, Lisa Poggi, A Bryan Photo via SW, Ali Harper via SW, and Maggie Harkov via SMP

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April 12, 2012 9:14 am

Um, all of the above. I’m a true Southerner and believe if it can be monogrammed, then it should be :)

April 12, 2012 12:28 pm

I love the personalized embroidery inside the coat…fun and a great memory of the day when the tuxedo is reworn!

April 12, 2012 12:51 pm

We just talked about this yesterday! So funny! We decided to go with the monogrammed cuff as well. I love the sharp/crisp look of it. I adore the monogram on the cummerbund, but we both liked the cuff monogram better. Especially when it comes to boys, one monogram per outfit is enough.

April 12, 2012 5:14 pm

This etsy shop owner lives in Raleigh http://www.etsy.com/shop/MutantAngel?ref=pr_shop_more

If you buy his shirt from J.Crew I think they do complimentary cuff monograms.