Did your grooms-men get/rent suits together? Please advise…

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Did your grooms-men get together to coordinate (rent/buy) attire?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    43 %
    No : (14 votes)
    50 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    41 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I don’t see anything wrong with what you’re trying to do, I think it’s weird the third groomsman is making a fuss over it.

    It just worked out that my FI and his best man went together and picked everything out, and then had his other two groomsmen go and give measurements/put down deposits.

    One of the groomsmen lives 2 1/2 hours away, so it was easier for my FI and his schedule to do it this way.

    I say, to each their own.

    Post # 4
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve never heard of the GMs going. DH has been in a few weddings and was just directed to send in measurements (or go in to get measured). If he doesn’t want to go than just have the guys go without them.

    Post # 5
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    2878 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Ideally, yeah they all go together.  I don’t think they all have to go at the same time, but I think the guy needs to go get fitted and deal with his own suit, not just give you his measurements.  We did ours with Men’s Wearhouse, which made the process very simple.  FI and I went in and got him measured and picked the type of suit.  Then they created a ‘group number’ so that the groomsmen could go into any Men’s Wearhouse and get fitted, and they would automatically receive the suit we wanted them to get.  They all went in separately, since they live in different places.  I don’t know if they have Men’s Wearhouse or anything like it in Canada…

    Post # 6
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    7216 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Most guys hate shopping. Maybe he thinks it’s a waste of time; thinking that it’ll take a good hour or two to pick a suit, and he’d rather get measured up in 5 minutes once they’ve chosen. If he doesn’t want to go, why force him?

    At least one of my guys went: I went with the, and the best man was certainly there. I can’t remember if the one other groomsman was there or not.

    Post # 7
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    1233 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    DH and I picked out the tuxes and had each of the groomsmen and ushers call in their measurements. All the guys picked up their tuxes the day before the wedding. 

    Post # 8
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    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My fiances groomsmen went together but the place we rented from (Men’s Wearhouse) provided a group code so really any of the guys could go on their own schedule. Perhaps ask the rental place if they could have the style info on file and give this groomsman the option to go on his own but maybe set a deadline date..

    Post # 9
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    2534 posts
    Sugar bee

    All of the groomsmen and DH and I went to pick out the suits together. Our best man lives in another city so we just got his measurements and ordered his the same day.

    Post # 10
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    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    DH and two GM went. One had to work so he went a few days later.

    Post # 11
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    5204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think it’s pretty standard to just send in measurements to the suit place.  What I don’t understand is why this is a problem for you guys.  If you ask me, it’s so much easier that way.  One less opinion to have on hand.

    Post # 12
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    43 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2019

    I’m taking my best man – and the rest of them will wear whatever the two of us pick.  (We’re making a full Bro afternoon of it: beer and pizza, tuxedo shopping, and then a movie where things explode.)  Don’t worry about your leftover groomsman.  A lack of interest in his attire does not necessarily equal a lack of interest in the event.

    Post # 13
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    885 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    We tried to coordinate the guys all coming together, but two groomsmen live almost 3 hours away from the tux rental shop, and the best man was super busy at the time, so Mr. Dahling went on his own, told the consultant what he wanted to look like, and picked out what he wanted the groomsmen/Best Man to wear, and the consultant put that in his profile. 

    The other men went into the rental place gave Mr. Dahling’s name, and then got fitted when they had time. Simple. Not as fun, but it worked! 

    After planning our wedding I’ve realized you’re always gonna have one village crier, he can go on his own, or with the group and he can suck it up. This is YOUR wedding, and if this is what makes the majority happy then he has to put up or shut up. 

    Post # 14
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    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Three of the guys went together, one went later by himself, and two called their measurements in

    Post # 16
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    1140 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My FH and I went to Savvi to pick suits. They let him order 3( or maybe it was 2) styles and try them on in the store, and at that time his best man went with and put in his 2 cents,and then they choose tuxs. Now all the guys have to go in at some point and get measured. Savvi has our info on file so they just say my grooms name and they pull his file.

     

    Its very possible the 3rd groomsman really hates shopping? idk. just let him stay home, he will ruin the expiernce for everyone else. then once they pick a tux send him to get measured

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