What socks a guy wears on his feet is a matter of personal preference. Some guys like plain solid colors while others prefer mushrooms and spaceships to pattern their socks. In any event, no one is going to know what socks a groom or groomsmen are wearing unless they hike up their pant legs and show off some cotton!
With that mental image firmly planted, let’s take a look at why you should consider fun groomsmen socks as a gift for the big day, along with some of our personal favorites.
Wedding Socks To Gift Groomsmen
One of the best parts of the wedding day – apart from marrying your true love – is spending time with your nearest and dearest to celebrate. In particular, what would your day be without your groomsmen? They’re your best mates that’ll stick with you through thick and thin. On the big day, chances are it will be your groomsmen who make sure you don’t get too nervous by having a few laughs.
So how could you thank them for all their support — how about some fun groomsmen socks!?
It may seem a little strange at first, but gifting socks to your groomsmen can provide laughter and entertainment. Not to mention a neat photo op. The motto here really is, “the funkier the socks, the better!”
1. Personalized Groomsmen Socks
Go ahead and give your groomsmen some kudos and attaboys. Whether you have the message sewn onto the socks themselves or you provide a special message with the gift, we think this sock idea is great! These socks are especially wrapped with whatever you want to put on the packaging – whether a thank you, an inside joke, or the date of the wedding, nothing beats something personal and from the heart!
2. Monogram Groomsmen Socks
If you want to go for something a little more understated, these monogrammed socks for your groomsmen are less about the wedding and more about them. You could even buy a pair for yourself so you’re all matching on the big day.
3. Superhero Inspired Socks for Groomsmen Geeks
If you want a retro feel, the socks above look like something straight out of an 80s video game! Of course, you can customize the writing to feature anything from the groomsmens’ names to the date of wedding, and even better – you can choose the superheroes!
4. Cheap Groomsmen Socks
This ones more of a nod to one of the biggest/best online sock stores around. HappySocks often has some great sales where you can snag some pretty neat patterned socks for you and your groomsmen.
5. Funny Groomsmen Socks
Good ol’ beer joke socks. Although these are a great gift for Father’s Day or a birthday, we think they could make awesome socks for a wedding photo too — you and your groomsmen sitting with a beverage, showing off these hilarious socks!
6. Polka Dot Socks (L&L Approved)
Made in the USA. These polka dot socks are snazzy for your wedding day, and afterwards! The over the calf look really “holds up” all day long — a huge benefit for groomsmen and grooms alike. These socks are a lovely combination of small polka dots in red, orange and yellow, knit from the company’s best-selling merino wool. I had a chance to try samples of these socks and I must say, they are comfortable with a nice fit.
7. More Polka Dots
Go bold with a bigger polka dot! Grey and red compliment each other perfectly and make the ideal combination for festivities. These colorful socks will look great with whatever wedding theme you have planned. Okay, maybe not a formal and elegant black tie wedding theme, although you could try and see how they go over. 😀
8. Purple and Gray Argyle Socks
Argyle socks are one of the first sock types that comes to mind when thinking about matching up groomsmen socks. They are traditional, yet suit all ages. Plus, they can be subtly colorful. This set is magenta and pale pink, so whether they are the colors of your blushing bride, or you want something that will stand out from underneath that black suit, pink’s the way to go!
9. Yellow & Gray Argyle Socks
We love this pair – not only for their argyle print but also for the pun. Such a funny note will be treasured, along with the socks, and make the day even more memorable! Plus, in a sunny yellow, they will brighten up the day, even after a few mishaps!
So there you have it, our top picks for the best groomsmen socks out there! Now get matching with your groomsmen and create some amazing photos guys!
Should all of the groomsmen have the same funky socks, or a mismatched look?
I think either look works well. Check out a few real weddings to get some ideas of the sock look you like best. I tend to gravitate to order and symmetry, so my personal preference would be to go with sharp looking socks (like argyle) that all match. Paired with well-shined matching shoes, the look is one that you could post on Instagram!
Others prefer solid color socks for their groomsmen, which can equally make a bold statement.
Tip: We don’t need to see any skin. We like to see socks, shoes, and fabric only! 😀