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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 17th 2008There’s a bit of a groomsmen flavour to this week so let’s start with the basics!Photo by Xiss PhotographyYou’ve been asked to stand beside your best mate on his wedding day. Here’s a quick guide for what your role as a groomsman entails.Suit FittingsWhether you or the

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 16th 2008I’m excited to have wedding writer extraordinaire Kristen Seymour (who we know and love from wedding blog AisleDash) join Polka Dot Bride again to give tips on how to cope with a slightly over stressed bride! Certain events bring out certain aspects of our personality – that’s

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 15th 2008Today Aussie photographer James Day is joining Polka Dot Groom to share his top tips for feeling comfortable in front of the camera.Photo by James Day1. Relax mate. You hired a photographer whose work you like, who you get along with and who sets you at ease.

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 14th 2008Another installment in Snapshot Sunday – The Groom’s Edition by Ms PolkaDo you remember moment in 27 dresses where they say the best part is the look on the groom’s face as his bride walks in? “When the music starts and everyone turns to look at the

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 13th 2008Photo by Rae LeythamFinally, to round off groom’s fashion week. We turn to shoes!When purchasing shoes for your wedding – ask yourself these questions: • Do I like the look of the shoe? • Would I wear these shoes again? • Is the colour appropriate for the

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride on September 13th 2008In doubt about what colour socks to wear? A good guide is suit colour equals sock colour (not shoe colour!). Wear black socks (not white, unless you’re going for an ultra stylish look like East Side Bride describes) if you’re wearing a tux or black suit,

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Groom September 12th 2008Cuff links are a great way to add a little whimsy to your wedding day outfit. From the traditional silver and gemstone look to your favourite sporting team or hobby There’s even room for one of kind artistic creations. Think monograms, initials and wedding dates engraved for

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 12th 2008Today East Side Bride joins us for her last style guide (for now anyway!) Indie Rock The Killers from here.I love the wild-west-meets-the-seventies look. These boys know how to rock a vest. And I’m a sucker for good facial hair. Don’t shave your beard (or your mustache,

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 11th 2008Ms Polka is back again with her thoughts on tiesJust as I am all about the coloured wedding shoe for the bride. I love to see a groom in a coloured wedding tie.Want proof it looks fantastic? Check out these photosPhoto credits L-R Drew B Photography, Michael

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Chelsea was a bride who had such fantastic style plus a wedding full of paper cranes, always a winner with me! (See her wedding to Mark on Polka Dot Bride)Chelsea’s inspired words? “Mum’s best friends came to stay with her the week of the wedding and have made a video diary of the week and

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 11th 2008Today we’re exploring the different ties a groom can wear. There are many different ties and knots and variations that can confuse the heck out of any normal human being.The TiePhoto by Joy Marie PhotographyThe most common choice of wedding neck wear, the tie can be knotted

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 11th 2008Wanting a little prep on your wedding day? East Side Bride today brings us her Nouveau Prepster Style Guide.Thom Browne, Vogue via style.com.Thom Browne made the suit cool again. (Don’t argue with me. I read it in New York Magazine.)Band of Outsiders courtesy of GQ, and The

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 10th 2008Snippet and Ink’s uber talented creator Kathryn is back today to share a few fashion ideas! Check out the first board she did for Polka Dot Groom hereComfort: I’m sure that there are grooms who are perfectly comfortable in a tuxedo, or wearing a pink rose boutonniere,

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 10th 2008Marrying on the sand beside the sea? East Side Bride is today sharing her key beachside nuptial style guide. British Wedding via Nibs.I love the idea of a barefoot groom in a well-cut linen suit. (Much sexier than flip-flops.)Photo by The Sartorialist.And The Sartorialist has actually sold

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Originally posted on Polka Dot Bride September 9th 2008Kristen, one of the leading ladies and champagne connoisseur from wedding mega blog Aisledash is joining Polka Dot Groom today with some great advice on choosing the right tuxedo for the wedding. Photo by Infinity StudiosCompared to shopping for a bridal gown, choosing the guys’ tuxedos might

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