THE BLOG
10/18/2013 12:45 am ET Updated Dec 17, 2013

That's One Stylish Groom

Brides spend months putting together their perfect wedding day look. Well, ladies we are not alone. Grooms also want to customize their getup.

My groom was very particular about everything he wore, even down to his socks and blue suede shoes. Here are a few ideas you might want to borrow from his stylebook.

Something old

One way to honor a loved one who is no longer with us is to wear something that belonged to them, such as a family heirloom. My groom wore his grandfather's pocket watch that he borrowed from his dad.

Go custom

About five months before our wedding, my groom was overseas for a project and had a custom tuxedo made -- navy blue with purple lining. He even had his name embroidered inside the jacket. It looked so sharp! I realize this will probably cost an arm and a leg in the U.S., but it might be something to look into if your budget allows.

The added touch

To complete any wedding day look, you need accessories. Many grooms are opting for The Great Gatsby trend, suspenders and all. My groom also wore a chambray bow tie that he found handmade on Etsy. Another great site for bow ties and other great accessories is Bonobos.com. And for some extra flair, have all the guys wear funky colored socks.

A keepsake

My groom topped off his look with a pair of custom cuff links - compliments of his bride. It wasn't easy deciding on a wedding day gift. I wanted to give him something meaningful, yet not cheesy. I turned to Etsy for a little assistance. These personalized cuff links were perfect! I chose the place of our first kiss and the hotel where we got married as the coordinates.