groom and groomsmen portrait outdoor gray suits teal ties boutonniere

Photo: Lovely Valentine Photo + Film

Not everyone wants a black tie affair for their wedding for a bunch of different reasons. Anything from your wedding venue to your theme, or season can make breaking out the tux seem a little over the top. But that doesn’t mean you can’t look awesome on your wedding day.

Here are a few options for grooms who are looking for the perfect semi-formal or cocktail wedding attire.



groom gray linen suit pink button down patterned tie pocket square

Photo: MeewMeew Studios

Whether you’re having a destination wedding or just looking to fit in with bright spring/summer decor, this fitted gray linen suit with pink tie and matching pocket square is a great modern look we adore.

couple portrait bride in lace fit-n-flare gown medium length veil groom in baby blue three piece suit checkered tie bright boutonniere

Photo: Jennifer Weems Photography

This groom looked dapper in a baby-blue three piece suit paired with a dark blue patterned tie and white pocket square. The light color of the suit really made his boutonniere pop!

groom in navy blue three piece suit brown buttons baby pink paisley tie matching pocket square rose boutonniere silver dollar eucalyptus

Photo: Studio Phrené

It’s basically a proven fact that you can’t go wrong when pairing navy and pink. This groom looks great in his navy-hued suit paired with a crisp white button down, pink patterned tie, and matching pocket square.

groom in tan three piece suit with matching tie white button down rustic boutonniere

Photo: Frozen Exposure Photo & Cinema

If you’re going for a more neutral color palette, we suggest trying a light tan-colored suit with matching tie. It’s a great look for a wedding of any season and will work with all different themes. A total win-win!

Groom in black suit with gray necktie white button down boutonniere with scabiosa and lisianthus

Photo: Tracy Autem & Lightly Photography

We completely get that not everyone wants to push the boundaries with their wedding day attire. Take a page out of this groom’s book and stick with a classic black suit. He paired it with a white button down and dark gray patterned tie. The darker hues contrasted beautifully with his pastel boutonniere.

groom navy pinstripe suit green plaid necktie and matching pocket square vibrant orange boutonniere

Photo: B. Jones Photography

For grooms who want a more non-traditional look, try a charcoal gray pinstripe suit. This groom's modern attire also included a blue and green plaid tie and pocket square, along with a vibrant boutonniere featuring wax flowers.

laid back groom button down no tie navy suit

Photo: Monica Mendoza Photography

For a more laidback look, be like this groom and forget the tie. He opted for a dark blue jacket and matching slacks which he paired with a light blue patterned button down. Super stylish!

Groom in dark navy suit emerald green tie and matching pocket square with polka dots floral boutonniere

Photo: Aaron and Jillian Photography

Last but not least, we seriously can’t get enough of this groom’s suit and tie color combo. He donned a dark navy suit that made his white button down, emerald tie and pocket square appear brighter.