When it comes to men’s jewelry, cufflinks are in a league of their own. Choose wisely and they’re both a fashion statement and functional – a feature every man can appreciate. While cufflinks are a suitable accessory for any special occasion, your wedding day is the biggest occasion of your life. You’ll be in the spotlight, so take the opportunity to complete your groom look with a set of cufflinks that are as unique as you!
With that in mind, let’s take a look at why you should consider wearing cufflinks on the big day, along with some of our absolute favorites for the groom who wants to wear his personality on his sleeves – literally!
21 Custom & Unique Cufflinks
Tradition dictates that the bride is the centre of attention on the wedding day, particularly when it comes to her gorgeous ensemble. And while we definitely encourage swooning over a stunning bridal look, we also believe there’s more than enough adoration to go around on a couple’s big day! Cufflinks are a fabulous way to put the finishing touch on a groom’s smart tuxedo look or a semi-casual suit and tie ensemble.
New to the world of cufflinks?
Here’s the lowdown: Cufflinks are basically removable buttons for your shirt cuffs. Simple enough. They fasten the cuffs of any long-sleeved shirt together (so long as it has the necessary holes in the cuffs) and can be stored safely when not in use.
What makes them better than buttons for the groom’s big day? Well, since they’re removable, you can pair them with any/all of your shirts and wear a little reminder of your wedding day for years to come. Plus, you needn’t worry about losing a button at an inopportune moment, like the morning of your big day.
Ultimately, cufflinks are most revered for their stylish and unique designs. They are an opportunity to elevate your groom look and inject a bit of personality. With that in mind, check out some of our absolute favorite cufflink designs for a wedding day ensemble that everyone will adore!
1. Wood Scrabble Tile Cufflinks
There’s no greater win in life than marrying your true love. Winning a game of Scrabble, however, comes a close second in our book! If you’re a word man or simply love a friendly battle of vocabulary wits, these cufflinks say it all on your big day. Personalize them with your initials or two letters that have a special meaning to you and your partner.
2. Circuit Board Cufflinks
Obsessed with tech? We love how these unique cufflinks are a subtle and stylish way to pay homage to your inner nerd. Made with circuit boards from old computers, each set of cufflinks is completely unique in design. You can also choose from eight colors, including dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and black.
3. Hand Stamped Copper Cufflinks
Somehow this set of hand-hammered copper cufflinks manages to be equal parts rugged and sophisticated. Whether you’re planning a rustic affair or a modern, minimalist wedding, these one-of-a-kind accessories will fit the fashion bill perfectly.
Tip: Take care of these beauties and pull them out of storage to celebrate your copper anniversary (22 years later!) for an extra special trip down memory lane.
4. Lighthouse Cufflinks
by Thot Ra
If you’re planning a casual beach wedding or have a seafaring heart, let these fun lighthouse cufflinks lighten up an ensemble. Tell your betrothed that they represent a ‘beacon of your love’ and see if they roll their eyes or laugh!
5. Rare Vintage Cufflinks – Working Roulette Wheel
by Etsy: LittleLinkShop
A uniquely designed pair of vintage cufflinks from the 1960s. This pair of wonderfully-engineered cufflinks – along with a bonus tie tack – feature a tiny working roulette wheel! You can’t get any more unique than this.
6. Lego Cufflinks
Equal parts playful and modern, these Lego cufflinks are an understated nod to many a man’s (and woman’s) childhood obsession with building incredible worlds from little plastic blocks. Let your cufflinks be a reminder of the life you are about to begin building with your true love.
7. Rainbow Pride Cufflinks
by The Tie Bar
Everyone deserves rainbows in their life, especially on their wedding day. Whether you’re celebrating an LGTBQ+ wedding or simply want to fill your big day with as much color as possible, these cufflinks will bring your look together in the brightest way imaginable.
8. Silver and Blue Frog Cufflinks
by Etsy: PMSons
No doubt these funky cufflinks will conjure up a few lighthearted jokes about Prince Charming and frog kissing. Don’t let that deter you from adding these amphibious accessories to your wedding look!
Psssst – love the idea of wearing animal-inspired cufflinks? Check out this real wedding at the Perot Museum where the groom wore turtle cufflinks, and continue scrolling for more animal cufflinks in our list.
9. Customized Recycled Skateboard Cufflinks
Did you deal with teenage angst by grabbing a skateboard and hitting the streets? Or maybe you simply like upcycled and unique fashions. Either way, these cool cufflinks made from recycled skateboards will make for a hip, urban look on your wedding day. Best of all, you can have them engraved with meaningful letters or numbers.
10. Irish Whiskey Barrel Wooden Cufflinks
Calling all Irish whiskey lovers! Tip your hat to the spirit that’s carried you through the best of times and the worst of times with these simple, stylish cufflinks. Your wedding day will undoubtedly top your ‘best of times’ list, so it’s only fitting that you include a little whiskey in your wardrobe (and maybe in a flask for post-ceremony celebrations!).
By the way, did you know the word ‘whiskey’ is derived from the Gaelic term uisge beatha, which means water of life. Next time you’re sipping a glass of the fine stuff and someone asks you what you’re drinking, tell them it’s the water of life!
11. Viking Cufflinks
If Norse history intrigues you or you simply have an appreciation for intricate Viking designs, these 925 silver cufflinks were made for you. Add a little ruggedness to your wedding day look and get ready to party like it’s 800 A.D.!
12. Electric Guitar Cufflinks
by Etsy: TheCufflinkMan
If rock music is your ‘other’ true love, there are plenty of ways to integrate it into your big day, including your accessories. You will literally ‘rock’ your wedding day ensemble with these electrifying guitar cufflinks!
13. Shotgun Cufflinks and Bullet Tuxedo Studs
You’ll definitely be setting yourself up for some friendly jibes about a shotgun wedding if you wear these cufflinks, but it’ll be worth it! These stylish nickel shotgun cufflinks and bullet tuxedo studs are crafted from real, fired bullets.
14. Customised Map Cufflinks
Pay homage to places in the world that hold special meaning to you and your beau with these customised map cufflinks. Whether it’s your respective hometowns, where you first met and your honeymoon destination, or anywhere else, you’ll be reminded of great memories gone by and adventures to come as you get ready to say ‘I Do’.
Pssst – for an extra special nod to a destination you love, consider getting custom-made cufflinks created by a local artisan or jeweler. We absolutely love the ones featured in this San Miguel Allende Destination Wedding.
15. Blue Geode Cufflinks
You don’t have to be a geologist to appreciate these unique cufflinks with blue geode. The magical raw blue and hexagonal crystals filling the centers make for a funky style that you will ensure you ‘rock’ your wedding day look!
16. Lucky Irish Threepence Cufflinks
Is it obvious that we have a soft spot for all things Irish? As nomadic newlyweds, we moved to the land of lucky charms shortly after getting married and fell in love with the country. Whether you have Irish ancestry or simply appreciate all things Irish , you’ll have luck on your side come the big day with these classy cufflinks.
17. Lobster Cufflinks
If you were a fan of the TV show Friends, you’ll understand the (apparent) connection between lobsters and love. According to the character Phoebe Buffay, lobsters mate for life and Rachel was Ross’ lobster. Well, it turns out Phoebe was off the mark and lobsters don’t actually mate for life, but it’s your wedding day so keep the Friends myth alive if you love the idea of wearing these cute crustaceans.
18. Laser Cut Retro Gaming Cufflinks
Let a love for video games shine through on your wedding day. Whether you and your beau bonded over gaming, or it’s how you chill out with your best buds, these retro controller cufflinks are a fun way to bring your ‘A game’ to the big day!
19. Personalised Winding Watch Cufflinks
Time is a big deal when it comes to love and especially your pending marriage. After all, you’re going to be spending the rest of your time (eternity if you will) with your true love. These intricate winding watch cufflinks are a cute, quirky way to let your partner know you can’t wait to spend the rest of your lives together.
And if you happen to be having an Alice in Wonderland-themed wedding, there’s nothing more fitting than a nod to clocks!
20. Vinyl Record Cufflinks
by Etsy: TheBlueAgaveStudio
Audiophiles will no doubt be double-checking that every sound element at the wedding is top-notch. Why not amp up the volume with these slick vinyl accessories?
21. Woodland Animal Cufflinks
Planning a forest-inspired wedding? These majestic brass cufflinks are a cool way to incoporate your theme without going over-the-top. Of course, if you like the idea of going over the top with a woodland animal theme, you could always look into getting a ring bear (sorry, couldn’t help another pop culture reference, this time to How I Met Your Mother!).
Unique and cool cufflinks really help to set the fashion tone for a groom, in the boardroom, or other formal event!
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!