While we love browsing bridesmaid dresses just as much as you do, never overlook the power of a good suit when planning your big day. We've all come across someone who believes "a suit is just a suit" - as long as you dress it up, you can make any old suit look good, right? Wrong! A good suit is everything, and we're here to show you some of the best groomsmen suits currently available to ensure your entire wedding party is photographer-ready on your special day. 

Rock My Wedding chatted with Recommended Supplier - Grant & O'Sullivan, an exclusive London-based luxury tailor and specialist in bespoke & made-to-measure suits, to give you the lowdown on what to look for when choosing your perfect groomsmen suits. While not everyone has the cash to splash on bespoke for the whole wedding party, we found out everything from:

  • The latest trends and popular styles for groomsmen suits in 2024
  • Tips on choosing groomsmen suits to complement the theme or venue
  • And, specific tailoring techniques for groomsmen suits - even if you're on a budget and can't go full bespoke! 

But before we get to the good stuff, let's answer some of the questions you've been dying to know... 

What suits should groomsmen wear?

The choice is yours and yours entirely! It's your wedding day, after all. While some couples choose to stay within a dress code or theme, others may prefer to let individual personalities within their groomsmen shine! What's key for many couples is choosing groomsmen's suits that can be easily differentiated from the groom's suit. An easy and popular way to go about this is by opting for the groomsmen to wear a different colour suit from the groom, or while the groom may prefer to wear a full-blown tuxedo, the groomsmen suits tend to be more simple single-breasted cuts in shades like navy, grey, or beige. 

Who buys the groomsmen's suits?

Traditionally, and in many cases, the groomsmen pay for their own suits. While they may seem like a costly ask at first glance, choosing the right wedding suits and having a considerate theme is what matters here, as a stylish and quality suit can be worn and enjoyed time and time again for many occasions to come. In other cases, you might also see the costs split evenly amongst the entire wedding party or even covered entirely by the couple or their family! Generous, we know! 

How much does a groomsman suit cost?

The price can range considerably! If you're hunting for off-the-rack and high-street options, prices can start from under £50! For those searching for a tailored or bespoke option, you can obviously expect to pay more - depending on the depth and types of alterations you require. For a general idea of how much a groomsman suit will set you back, we've included stylish options in our edit, ranging between £35-£150. Especially for those with a large wedding party, costs can add up, so if there are ways to save money but still ensure everyone looks their best - we're all in! It's important to consider that prices will also vary depending on what kind of suit you're going for. Do you want just a jacket? Matching trousers and a jacket? Or a full 3-piece suit? Knowing this will give you an even better idea of how much you can expect to pay! 

When it comes to enhancing the appearance and comfort of groomsmen's suits, specific tailoring techniques and alterations can make a significant difference! For example, tailoring the sleeve and trouser lengths to achieve a uniform and polished look - especially if the groomsmen opt for high-street or off-the-rack suits.

- Sonny Grant-O'Sullivan, Director & Master Tailor at Grant & O'Sullivan

What are some popular styles or trends in groomsmen suits?

We asked the experts at Grant & O'Sullivan Tailors about some of the popular trends and styles they've noticed this season, ensuring your groomsmen look the part on your wedding day. Based on their recent observations, you still can't go wrong with classic and timeless styles when it comes to selecting the perfect groomsmen suits:

"This includes traditional single-breasted two-button suits in shades of navy, charcoal, or light grey. Slim-fit and tailored cuts are also in demand, offering a modern and sleek look for groomsmen. Additionally, mix-and-match suits with different coloured jackets and trousers are gaining popularity, allowing groomsmen to express their individual styles while maintaining a cohesive look."

- Sonny Grant-O'Sullivan, Director & Master Tailor at Grant & O'Sullivan

Tips for choosing groomsmen suits to complement the theme or venue

As we mentioned, many couples opt for a theme or dress code, covering everything from their own outfits to the decor, wedding party dress code and guest dress code. So, selecting groomsmen suits that complement the wedding theme or venue is essential as it contributes to the overall aesthetic and atmosphere of the event. 

Grant & O'Sullivan Tailors has given us a few tips on how to achieve this by considering the following creative approaches:

  • Reflect the colour scheme of the wedding in subtle ways, such as through pocket squares, ties, or boutonnieres.
  • Tailoring the suits to suit the formality of the event—opting for tuxedos for black-tie affairs and more relaxed styles for casual outdoor weddings.
  • Integrating thematic elements, such as incorporating specific patterns or accessories that resonate with the wedding theme.

The 10 best wedding suit ideas for Groomsmen


Whether you're under strict instructions with a dress code or wedding theme, or you're all about your groomsmen and bridal party expressing their individual style with mismatched looks on your big day. We've selected our favourite groomsmen suits for weddings all year round. From lightweight beach-proof suits to ensembles fit for a black-tie event, ensure your groomsmen look nothing less than suave and sleek in their wedding suits when you shop the ten options below! 


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 Summer wedding groomsmen suits

When it comes to summer weddings, light and breathable fabrics are key for keeping groomsmen cool and stylish. Opt for lightweight linen or cotton suits in light colours, such as beige, light grey, or even pastel shades. These suits not only look sharp but also offer comfort during warmer temperatures. Pair them with crisp white shirts and colourful ties or bowties for a fresh and vibrant look, perfect for a summer celebration.

Pale cloud blue groomsmen suit for summer weddings from Suit Direct

Cloud Blue Slim Suit - from £64, Suit Direct 

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Formal linen suit in stone colour from French Connection available at Asos for summer weddings
French Connection Linen Formal Suit Jacket in Stone - £51, ASOS

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Black groomsmen suits

For a classic and timeless look, you can never go wrong with black groomsmen suits. Black suits exude sophistication and elegance, making them ideal for formal weddings or evening ceremonies. Choose slim-fit or tailored black suits crafted from quality materials like wool or polyester blends for a polished appearance. Complete the ensemble with a crisp white shirt, black tie, and black leather shoes for a sleek and refined aesthetic that will never go out of style.

Slim fit black groomsmen suit from DKNY available at Moss Bros, modelled with white shirt under

DKNY Slim Fit Black Suit - from £130, Moss Bros

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Tailored style fit black groomsmen suit from Limehaus available at Suit Direct

Limehaus Black Tailored Fit Suit - from £54, Suit Direct 

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Grey groomsmen suits

Grey groomsmen suits offer a versatile and modern option that suits various wedding styles and colour palettes. Whether you opt for light grey, charcoal, or slate grey, these suits add a touch of sophistication to any wedding outfit. Pair them with matching vests and colourful pocket squares for a pop of colour, or keep it classic with a white shirt and coordinating grey accessories. With their understated elegance, grey groomsmen suits are popular for both formal and semi-formal weddings.

Slim fit grey groomsmen suit in a light grey marl tone for weddings

Slim Fit Light Grey Marl Seersucker Suit - from £90, Moss Bros 

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Regular fit grey groomsmen suit from M&S with a stretch fit design available in 3-pieces

Regular Fit Stretch Suit - £150, M&S

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Navy groomsmen suits

Navy groomsmen suits strike the perfect balance between traditional and contemporary styles, making them popular for weddings year-round. Navy suits are flattering on all skin tones and offer a sleek and polished look that complements a variety of wedding themes. Pair them with light blue or patterned shirts for a modern twist, or opt for a crisp white shirt for a timeless aesthetic. Complete the look with brown leather shoes and matching accessories for a cohesive and sophisticated appearance.

Navy groomsmen suit from Burton in a tailored style slim fit for weddings

Tailored Fit Navy Essential Suit Jacket - £54, Burton 

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Navy groomsmen suit from Jacamo in a regular fit design for weddings

James Regular Fit Essential Suit Jacket - £48, Jacamo 

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Beige groomsmen suits

Beige groomsmen suits are ideal for outdoor weddings, beach ceremonies, or rustic-themed celebrations. The light and airy colour palette of beige and natural tones adds a relaxed and laid-back vibe to any wedding. Choose suits in lightweight fabrics like linen or cotton for maximum comfort and breathability, especially in warmer climates. Pair them with earthy tones or pastel shades for a harmonious look that's perfect for a casual yet stylish wedding affair.

Beige groomsmen suit from Matalan in stone natural tone, slim fit design for weddings

Taylor & Wright Charles Slim Fit Jacket - £53, Matalan 

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Beige slim fit groomsmen suit from Asos in natural stone shade for weddings
ASOS DESIGN Wedding Slim Suit in Linen Mix in Micro Texture in Stone - from £35, ASOS 

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Top tips for choosing the perfect groomsmen suits

From sleek black-tie affairs to laid-back outdoor celebrations, finding the perfect groomsmen suits is all about blending style with the wedding vibe. By infusing creative touches like colour accents, you'll ensure your wedding party looks sharp and cohesive. Get ready to suit up in style and make a statement on your special day!

For even more inspo, check out our article on groom suits for all the best styles to shop right now. Or, enjoy our ultimate guide to wedding suits, where we delve into everything from collars to cuffs and lapels! 

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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