Style Guide for the Preppy Groom

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored as I was kindly sent several complimentary products featured in this post – all are designated with “c/o” – in exchange for writing about them. All editorial and opinions are my own.Throughout my years in the wedding industry, I’ve found that grooms will often just wear what their brides or planners choose for them which is fine but I love seeing a groom who possesses pronounced style that is uniquely tailored to his personality. A wedding often feels so much more elevated when both the bride and groom are donning ensembles designed with thoughtful details. So I’ve compiled a quick style guide for the groom with a few of my favorite preppy picks to save you some time. Enjoy!

Watches always make lovely gifts and this XCOR/SXC Steel GMT – 5121.GN watch by Luminox (c/o) offers the perfect balance of sophistication and versatility. This ruggedly classic style would make a thoughtful groom’s gift and would be the perfect accessory for a rehearsal clambake on Nantucket or an engagement party in Newport. And this is one that the groom would love wearing on an everyday basis long after the wedding!

A pair of personalized cuff links may seem like a small detail but they have a delightful way of catching one’s attention and it’s those thoughtful details that help to create a polished look for the groom. I’m especially loving this monogrammed needlepoint pair (c/o) from The shop also offers lots of fun designs including yellow labs, golf carts and professions like lawyer cuff links (c/o, as shown in the top photo). If you order more than four pairs (hello, groomsmen gifts!), you save a bit, too, and you can even get a pair with your wedding date.

I love a fun hint of color and this monogrammed ribbon belt (c/o) from Cinch Belts does just the trick to brighten an outfit. It would be dashing paired with Nantucket reds and an Oxford button-up for a laid back coastal wedding and would easily transition to an everyday wardrobe essential post-wedding.

Good style is an art that extends far past the wardrobe and easily encompasses social graces. Handwritten thank you notes are the epitome of refined manners and this laurel wreath wax seal stamp (c/o) from Mr Robinson adds a charming yet masculine touch to envelopes – perfect for all those wedding thank yous. And if your groom is anything like mine, he’ll love the art of heating the wax and stamping the marriage seal.

Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.