Did FI's suit cost more than your dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did FI's suit cost more than your dress?
    Yes, he got a suit he can wear again and again : (28 votes)
    27 %
    Yes, he's a diva. : (4 votes)
    4 %
    No. : (72 votes)
    69 %
    Other. I'll explain. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    FI got a free suit to keep and a free tux rental for having our GMs rent through the company. I don’t think he’d ever spend over $200 on a suit regardless, he doesn’t wear them often enough for it to be worth it. 

    Post # 4
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Yep! Haha, but we’re both cheap–he got a lovely Michael Kors suit from Men’s Wearhouse–very re-wearable, plus they were having their BOGO sale, so he actually got two nice suits. My dress was a relatively inexpensive DB dress. Here we are in our finery!

    Post # 5
    1627 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes. I bought my dress from Nordstrom for just $450. His suit was more and he’s worn it a few times since we became married. 

    Post # 7
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @nocleverbeepun:  Definitely not!  FI was adamant on choosing our wedding photographer because he HATES having his photo taken.  He chose a $4500 photographer so we decided that he needed to rent his suit to save us some money.  My dress budget was $1000 and I found my dress for $875. 

    Post # 8
    4998 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @nocleverbeepun: It was a really, REALLY close run thing and I’m not sure which came in more expensive. It was a fabulous tailor-made designer hand-stitched kilt suit with Harris tweed jacket and a whole bundle of accessories.

    Post # 9
    641 posts
    Busy bee

    People have a stereotype that weddings are all about the bride, so they expect you to be the one in the more lux garment. I think it’s a good call to spend more on the man’s suit, honestly, as he’s got the much better chance of rewearing it, either together if you are going for a suit, of it the groom will be in a tux, you can keep the separates, or order a standard jacket from the same designer/collection.

    Post # 11
    8850 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Yes actually! But my dress was really inexpensive. 

    Post # 12
    954 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @nocleverbeepun:  MY Dh is a bit high maintainence when it comes to clothes, so we had the same budget amount for my dress and his suit, he stayed within his budget, but had I not needed a custom dress (length issues) I wouldn’t have been surprised if he ended up spending more on his attire than I did! one thing I do know, his shoes cost more than mine for the wedding! 

    Post # 13
    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

     @nocleverbeepun: his cost more. mine was off the rack and on sale. His was a classic Paul Smith suit that fit like a glove. 




    Post # 14
    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @nocleverbeepun:  My FI’s suit didn’t cost more than my dress, but he definitely didn’t go the cheap rental route either. Him and his groomsmen all got custom tailored 3-piece suits and dress shirts a total cost of $800. That was actually quite a deal too, as the regular cost was $1,500 per person.


    At the original price for the suits he would have matched my dress cost, and his groomsmen had to shell out double what the bridesmaids paid.




    Post # 15
    801 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My SO loves getting dressed up and was excited to get a custom fit suit for our big day. Before alterations, his suit was a few hundred more than my dress. However, I think we evened out after all was said and done.

    Post # 16
    2082 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @nocleverbeepun:  Oh my goodness, no! My dress was $3,000 and my FI got his designer suit on sale for $299.

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