Wedding Attire: The Groom

It's that time again! Inexpensive wedding attire options for el groomo.

A current trend that I totally support is the choice of many couples to have the groom wear a really nice suit instead of a tuxedo. I totally agree with this choice for a number of reasons:

1) Every guy needs one good suit.
2) It used to be that the cost of a nice suit would run you the same as a down payment on a new home. But not anymore! Major retailers like Target, Walmart, and Macy's are carrying lines of nicely cut but affordable suits.
3) A bride in a full tulle ballgown does not look mismatched next to a groom in really good-looking suit.
4) It's summertime – relax. Now is the season to sport khakis, shorts, or lose the suit jacket!

So today, I am showing you three options for the groom – all under $150.00.

Option #1 (Total Cost of Outfit – $145.27):

Target Merona Cotton Suit in Khaki – $109.98:
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Great looking and a summer classic. You simply cannot beat a cotton khaki suit for the hottest event of the season.

Old Navy Striped Oxford Shirt in Bermuda Blue – $11.70:
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For the ultimate in summer classic looks, pair the khaki with a crisp blue Oxford.

Target Merona Natte Necktie in Blue – $19.99:
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Finish off your crisp summer suit with this classic blue tie.

Old Navy Dress Sock 3-Packs in Multi – $3.60:
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Pick from any one of the can't go wrong colors in this pack.

Option #2 (Total cost of outfit – $125.68):

Old Navy Plain-Front Super Khakis in Mt. Olive – $14.70:
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For a more informal summer wedding, skip the suit and go for a clean dress pant and shirt combo.

J Crew Baird McNutt linen double-stripe shirt in Camp Green – $49.50:
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A crisp khaki green color is a chic alternative to the traditional wedding blacks and browns. And a nice long-sleeved shirt in a stripe is a great match with the khaki pants. Leave the top button undone for that sexy George Clooney look.

Old Navy Patterned Silk Ties in Flag – $6.99:
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Love the summery cheek of this flag embossed tie. Subtle but fun. Tie a little loosely.

J Crew Argyle Socks in British Khaki – $14.50:
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Photo Courtesy of: J Crew

A little "below the knee" surprise.

Payless Dexter Grand Lake Moc in Brown – $39.99:
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A classic finish to a summer look.

Option #3 (Total cost of outfit – $59.68):

Old Navy Printed Twill Shorts in New Black – $14.70:
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For a beach wedding, shorts are a definate option. Stick to clean lines, crisp fabrics, and nuetral colors for a classy look.

Target Mossimo Washed Oxford Shirt in Blue/ White – $19.99:
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Pair the clean cut short with this colored Oxford. Leave a few of the top buttons undone and roll up the sleeves for an ubercasual look.

Walmart Op Classic Tee in Natural – $9.00:
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Layer this super soft tee under the more formal Oxford for that just from the beach look.

Payless American Eagle Fresco Flip-Flop in Brown – $15.99:
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Photo Courtesy of: Payless

A beach wedding demands flip flops and these are structured enough to look dressy.