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What Do Wedding Party Members Wear? April 16, 2019

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What Do Wedding Party Members Wear?, New York, New York

When you’re coordinating your wedding party’s attire, it’s not just about the bridesmaid dresses. Everyone needs to be dressed to complement both the wedding theme and one another. Based on their roles, here is what each wedding party member should wear.

What Should Each Wedding Party Member Wear?


bridesmaid dressGroomsmen are typically dressed similarly to the groom. After the groom chooses his suit or tux, they are expected to purchase matching outfits in the same brand and style. For instance, if the groom dons a three-piece suit, the rest of the groomsmen should also purchase a similar style. To stand out, the groom typically wears a different colored vest, a colorful handkerchief, or a single flower tucked inside the pocket similar to the ones in the bride’s bouquet. 


While groomsmen might wear a suit or tux identical to the groom, the bridesmaid dress will look quite different from the bride’s gown. The key is coordination, as bridesmaid dresses must complement the bride’s gown despite differing in color or style. Keep in mind that everyone has a different body type. Find a brand, color, or even two colors for your bridesmaids to pick from, and consider allowing them to choose outfits that flatter their figures.

The Parents

The parents of the bride and groom will appear in many photos throughout the wedding, so it is critical that they match the attendants. The bride will inform her mother about her gown choice, then the mother is free to pick what she likes. She may extend a courtesy call to the future mother-in-law as well. Both fathers should dress like the groomsmen, but if the father of the bride is walking her down the aisle, it’s especially important for him to coordinate.

Flower Girl

There aren’t standard dress rules for flower girls. Her dress can match the bride, the bridesmaids, or even be its own style. Her parents will likely be buying the dress, so just make sure they’re on board with coordinating the outfit with the bridal party.

Ring Bearer

Ring bearers are generally dressed like the groomsmen, although this isn’t a strict rule. Your main consideration will be matching the ring pillow with both your theme and the ring bearer’s outfit. If your ring bearer is a lady, she could wear the same dress as the flower girl.



Regardless of the styles and colors your wedding party chooses, it’s essential for your garments to fit nicely. Wo’s Custom Tailoring provides professional alterations to ensure your wedding photos look incredible for years to come. Serving Manhattan, this custom tailor will handle fittings and alterations for your entire wedding party, including bridesmaid dresses. Visit their website or contact the shop at (212) 988-9889 to learn more about their extensive services.

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