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 cool 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 dress 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 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 men’s 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 Dot Socks
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!
10. Mismatched Craft Beer Socks
Let your favorite group of guys know that the birth of your marriage will not result in the death of their favorite drinking buddy with these fun socks by highly rated Etsy seller ManyMornings. They’re a fun nod to all of the great times you’ve had together and is perfect for the guy who wants to be totally himself on the big day!
11. Cognac & Cigars Men’s Dress Socks
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For the groom who has evolved past beer and bar pretzels, this pair is perfect for the groomsmen who want to celebrate with class. This would also be the perfect gift for the father of the groom!
12. Striped Socks
Simple yet quirky, colorful yet understated, a striped sock is perfect for adding a splash of color without upstaging the bride! With five colors to choose from, you can either find one that matches your color scheme or let your groomsmen pick their favorite for a fun, mismatched look.
13. American Flag Socks
Whether you’re a veteran who wants to give a nod to an aspect of your life that you are infinitely proud of, or your about to enjoy a 4th of July wedding and want to be ready for the occasion, these stars and stripes socks are the perfect choice!
14. Customized Groomsmen Socks
We adore these custom socks by shopsockprints. Not only can you not go wrong with these solid colors, the personal element means your groomsmen will have the perfect keepsake for years to come (or until one gets lost in the wash).
15. Floral Groomsmen Socks
I love a man in floral and think these socks are absolutely perfect for any group of groomsmen. These will still look fashionable when looking through your wedding album years later and the solid gray background puts a masculine twist on this traditionally feminine pattern. The personalized labels are just the cherry on top, making these a truly memorable gift.
16. Tuxedo Socks
Because sometimes one tuxedo just isn’t enough!
17. Crazy Bold Patterned Socks
These vibrantly colored, patterned socks are not only incredibly fun but they are truly fashionable! Perfect for youthful groomsmen who maybe can’t stand the fact that they are stuck in a penguin suit, these will breathe new life into even the most traditional wedding fashions.
18. Funny Burger Socks
Not only are these novelty burger socks a hilarious accessory but they are also an incredibly fun gift to give! Your groomsmen won’t be able to help but laugh, when you hand them their wedding day socks, expertly folded into a fast-food inspired burger container.
19. Mismatched Bacon & Eggs Socks
Because you all had way too much fun at the bachelor party and woke up craving a breakfast for champions, these wedding day socks for perfect for the goup who love to spend their mornings reminiscing about the night before.
20. Moustache Socks
These mustache socks are the perfect mix of quirky and classy, with the mustache pattern adding a toungue and cheek element to the trendy pastel color schemes taking the wedding world by storm.
21. Socks in Speciality Colors
These brightly colored socks are perfect for a vibrant splash of color without the distraction of a head turning pattern! With 16 colors to choose from you’re bound to find the perfect match, whether that means making your bride happy and coordinating with the bridesmaids or letting your groomsmen run wild and pick their own.
So there you have it, our top picks for the best groomsmen dress 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! 😀