The Semi-Formal Beach Wedding Groom

Looking for more formal beach wedding groom attire ideas? Is the beach wedding dress or the wedding in general a little more on the formal side? Perhaps just the ceremony will be on the beach and the reception will be held in a more formal and upmarket location?

You can still have that touch of laid back beach style while complimenting the wedding dress and/or reception hall with the right amount of formality. Try some of the following suggestions:


1. Timeless Class

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For classy look the beach wedding groom can opt for cream or khaki linen suit, a crisp, tailored white or light blue shirt with French cuffs and an understated tie (the tie above has funky little beach cabanas printed on it).

Add a leather belt and some oxford or derby shoes and finish off with some beach inspired cuff links like the sunglasses in the picture above, and you have a truly timeless look that can be varied to suit the formality best.

All the items above can be found in the online store.


2. The Waistcoat

Nautical Beach Wedding Groom
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Some would disagree with me on this one, but I think it is totally acceptable and a very sexy option to combine a pair of dark navy blue pants, a slim fit white shirt and a striped tie with just a beige waistcoat (no jacket). If you want to add a more nautical touch, then finish off with a navy and white striped DIY boutonniere.

Perhaps it is not acceptable without the jacket for very formal occasions, but I think it is appropriate (and preferable - cool) for a beach wedding groom and his groomsmen.

The items above are available in the online store.


3. Something Different

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You could also try something a little different. Combine a cool white linen suit (just great for hot beach days and humid nights), a light blue shirt with French cuffs, a summery gingham bow-tie, a woven belt, leather shoes and silver starfish cufflinks. Stylish and fun.

Find all the above pictured items here.


4. Tropical Suit

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If the light colors of the other ideas are not really for you and you would feel more at home in a darker suit, then this is a great look. Also good if the groom is a little on the heavier side and would like to look slimmer.

Opt for a navy blue or grey tropical blend suit (a special blend that is cool in hot weather) with a white shirt (the Calvin Klein shirt above is no-iron, so great for travel and destination weddings) and a fun, themed dark tie (the tie in the picture above has cute beach umbrellas) and dress shoes. Finish off with some funky theme-inspired cufflinks like the crabs featured in the photo.

Also great for a fall or spring wedding when it might get chilly in the evening.


Find all these items for the beach wedding groom online HERE.

You might not want your beach wedding attire to be as formal as the above examples. If not, then also have a look at the following pages:

Smart Casual Attire for the Beach Wedding Groom

Casual Beach Wedding Attire for Men

General Tips for Men's Beach Wedding Attire





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