21 Cool Accessories for Your Groom

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Shanell Photography

When we talk about wedding-day accessories, we're usually referencing the bride-to-be. There's a lot of work that goes into finalizing a bride's look—after finding the wedding dress, she typically starts to think about shoes, all types of jewelry, nail polish, makeup, and hair. Simply put, it's a big undertaking. Because there are so many decisions to be made in relation to the bride's look, it's easy to forget that the groom's attire deserves a little extra love, too. In fact, there are plenty of ways he can upgrade his classic suit or tuxedo.

Let's start with the accessories every groom needs to get in order: Dress shoes, socks, ties, and cuff links are among the most common details he'll need, but they're really just the basics. There are so many more ways he can personalize his look, including thoughtful boutonnières and on-palette bow ties or even family heirlooms and hats (how cool is this groom's?). Ultimately, he should spend as much time (okay, nearly as much) curating his big-day ensemble as the bride should. The only difference is that all eyes will be on the bride when the big day arrives.

Even if his big-day attire probably won't get as much attention as the bride's, the groom's accessories shouldn't be treated as an afterthought. To help him on find a few cool, thoughtful add-ons, we went ahead and rounded up some of the best ideas we've ever seen worn by grooms on their wedding days. Click through to discover the coolest accessories your groom never knew he needed.

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Dear Lovers Photography

Talk about the groom's accessory trifecta! We love this man of the hour's lineup, which included special cuff links, Moscot glasses, and a Ralph Lauren bow tie, which was a nod to his former place of work.

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Stars and Stripes

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Kristine Herman Photography

Getting hitched over Fourth of July weekend? American flag-inspired socks are a fun homage to the holiday.

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Liquid Courage

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Janine Licare Photography

On the big day, a flask filled with his favorite spirit might be the most welcome accessory of them all. Make it a gift from you and be sure to have his name and your wedding date inscribed in the metal.

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cool groom accessories blue floral necktie pocket square
Carlie Statsky Photography

If he's fashion-forward, he might appreciate a fun tie. Double up on the contemporary print of your choosing with a matching pocket square, like the Neck and Tie Co. set seen here.

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Time Piece

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Charissa Magno Photography

Now's the time to gift him the watch he's been eyeing for years—it'll make a welcome addition to his big-day ensemble. Depending on the metal, it can also coordinate with a few of his other accessories. We love how this groom matched his The Black Tux gold cuff links to his two-tone Movado time piece.

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Justin DeMutiis Photography

Notice how this groom's leather Boondock Studios suspenders reference his shoes and the rust-colored notes in the bride's Ashton Events bouquet.

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Pink Shoes

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Les Anagnou

Who says the color pink is just for the bride? The groom's blush shoes brought a pop of on-palette color to his look.

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Finishing Touches

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Amanda Wei Photo

We love this inside look into this groom's getting-ready suite. His Armani cologne, money clip, collar stays, and tie clip are reminders that even the smallest accessories count.

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Jenn Emerling

Accessories are a great way for your guy to get a little sentimental. Take this groom, for example, who commissioned this bow tie from Miss Tashina—she used a piece of fabric from the bride's colorful vintage wedding dress to bring it to life.

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Heather Kincaid

A thoughtful accessory, like this groom's pocket square, which was inspired by his clan's tartan, can also pay homage to a family legacy.

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Personalized Embroidery

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McCune Photography

While we wouldn't necessarily describe embroidering his suit or tuxedo with a special quote or your wedding date as an accessory, it's a simple (and in-budget!) way to make his big-day outfit that much more meaningful. Evolution of Style designed this guy's custom garment.

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Argyle Socks

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Lucy Munoz Photography

Matching argyle socks for him and his groomsmen? Sign him up. The personalized labels are just another fun touch.

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cool groom accessories gray green bowtie paired with suit
Janine Licare Photography

If he's set on wearing a colorful bow tie, help him choose a shade that works with his best features (this matters!). This man of the hour's gray-green The Loved Co. bow tie paired perfectly with his Burberry suit.

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R. Tyler Gross

Sunnies aren't just functional on the big day—they also bump up his overall look's cool factor. Make like this group and get his groomsman in on the fun, too.

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R. Tyler Gross

Subtle details can reference bigger wedding elements, like location. For example, this groom added a cacti-emblazoned lapel pin onto his boutonnière as a symbol of his Mojave Desert nuptials.

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Vicki Grafton Photography

If he's looking forward to the reception cigar bar, a vintage match-holder is an accessory he shouldn't pass up. This groom's diamond-encrusted wolf cuff links were just as noteworthy.

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Perry Vaile

This groom's choice of neutral accessories—note the fringed white pocket square from Brackish—is a lesson on how to tone down a colorful tuxedo with lighter elements.

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Nonfloral Boutonnière

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Ben Christensen Photography

Not all bouts are comprised of fresh florals, as evidenced by this gent's fabric iteration from Lanvin. The gray piece highlighted the small floral pattern throughout his Alexander McQueen suit.

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The Toths

Most importantly of all, his accessories should coordinate with the basic elements of his attire. Add in a hat and bow tie in the same color as his pants for a cohesive look.

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Puppy Love

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Redfield Photography

Dogs are man's best friend, which probably explains why this groom wanted his pup close (in pin form, thanks to The Ivy Leash, that is) to his heart as he exchanged vows.

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