Same-Sex Wedding Fashion – 6 Tips for Coordinating Your Wedding Outfits

June 20, 2018 | nicole

Like any wedding style, same-sex wedding fashion is all about wearing what makes you feel like the bride or groom of your dreams! In case you’re having trouble narrowing down exactly what that is, we’re here with six tips for coordinating your same-sex wedding outfits to help you complement each other while fitting in with your wedding vibe, showing off your personal style, being comfortable on your big day.

Determine Your Wedding Vibe

Since the overall look of your wedding day will likely influence what you wear, a good first step is to figure out your wedding vibe. What style is your venue? What season are you getting married in? How would you describe your style preferences? If you need some ideas, check out these 5 unique 2018 wedding styles to consider this year, take our quiz to find out which wedding style best fits your personality, or get inspired by the fashion-forward couples below!

Bohemian Elegance

photo by Regina as the Photographer, dresses by Anna Campbell and Kite and Butterfly; see more from this wedding here!

Beachy Chic

photo by Ricardo Quintana Photography, suits from Nordstrom; see more from this wedding here!

Vintage Glam

photo by Sara Rogers Photography, dresses by Nicole Guzzo Designs; see more from this wedding here!

Choose a Color Palette

Much like your wedding style, your wedding color palette might have an impact on your same-sex wedding fashion – that is, if you don’t fear a little color walking down the aisle! When it comes to your wedding outfits, whether you’re going for suits, dresses, or something in between, having a color story is a great way to tie your looks together. Some of our favorite ways to infuse your color story are with shared colors in each other’s outfits (think pocket squares, shoes, or jewelry), wearing colors in similar tones, and using pops of color in alternating ways in each other’s outfits.

Dusty Rose + Navy

photo by Joseph West Photography, grooms’ apparel by Paul Smith and Hugo Boss; see more from this wedding here!

Olive, Navy, Slate, and Stone

photo by Anna Kim Photography, groom’s apparel by Ted BakerBanana Republic, and SuitedMan; see more from this wedding here!

Navy + Emerald

photo by Heirlume Photography, suits by Paul Smith; see more from this wedding here!

Complement Each Other

Do you both want to wear a wedding dress but you’re not sure how to make the look work? Instead of buying identical wedding dresses, we recommend finding different gowns with common features that speak back to each other, like lace, beading, or general vibe. Besides dresses with similar details, you can stylishly complement one another with similar accessories like hair pieces or jewelry. Keep in mind that complementary looks have as much to do with contrast as they do with sameness, so wearing different silhouettes or styling your hair differently can do a lot to differentiate your styles while telling the same story.

Romantic Lace

photo by Suzy Goodrick Photography, wedding dresses by Grace Style & Bridal; see more from this wedding here!

Beaded Necklines

photo by Kindred Wedding Storytellers, gowns from BoLee Bridal Couture; see more from this wedding inspiration shoot here!

Nature-Inspired Hairpieces

photo by Thrall Photography, dress and jumpsuit by Suia Store and Mel Bessa Atelier; see more from this wedding here!

Similar Floral Ties

photo by John David Weddings, grooms’ apparel by Topman; see more from this wedding here!

Or Go in On Matching Outfits

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to lean into matching outfits on your big day, especially if you’re suiting up for your wedding! From getting the same suit tailored to fit your body to choosing the same tie, pocket square, and shoes, you can appear as a single unit on your wedding day when the contrast is between you and your guests instead of each of you independently.

photo by Krista Ashley, grooms’ apparel by J. Crew; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Rouxby, grooms’ apparel by Gucci; see more from this wedding here!

photo by T&K Photography, grooms’ apparel by J. Crew and Express; see more from this wedding here!

Show Off Your Personal Style

Contrary to popular belief, weddings are about making your own rules and infusing your personality into as many aspects of your day as possible – this includes your style! Just because you’re two brides or two grooms doesn’t mean you have to follow any kind of traditional wedding fashion expectations – whether that’s wearing white or even wearing a dress or suit. When choosing your wedding outfits, think about your everyday style and what it looks like dressed to the nines. Don’t be afraid to go against the grain with unexpected textures, patterns, colors, silhouettes, or styles!

Gown vs. Bridal Separates

photo by A Fist Full of Bolts, dresses by Monique Lhuillier and Theia; see more from this wedding here!

Different Textures

photo by Carey Nash Photography; see more from this wedding here!

Jumpsuit vs. Dress

photo by Thrall Photography, dress and jumpsuit by Suia Store and Mel Bessa Atelier; see more from this wedding here!

Wear What You’re Comfortable In

At the end of the day, you should both feel as comfortable as possible on your wedding day! If you hate wearing dresses in your everyday life, there’s no reason to wear one as a bride (unless you want to, of course!). And just because one of you wants to wear a dress or suit doesn’t mean you both have to. This is as much your special day as it is your future spouse’s, so we encourage you to select the wedding outfit of your dreams – whatever that may be! When you close your eyes and picture yourself walking down the aisle, what are you wearing? Trust your instincts and don’t worry about following any rules but your own.

photo by Sarah Karlan, bridal suit by Sharpe Suiting, wedding dress by Galina Signature via David’s Bridal; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Singler Photography, bridal suit by Kipper Clothiers, wedding dress by BHLDN; see more from this wedding here!

photo by Alisha Siegel Photography, bridal suit by Bindle & Keep, wedding dress by Shareen Bridal; see more from this wedding here!

Planning a same-sex wedding and feeling stumped about where to start? We’ve got some helpful tips that cover everything from choosing vendors to finding decor that’s perfect for who you are as a couple to what to do about bachelor or bachelorette parties!

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  1. Great advice. Very helpful and insightful.

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