Post # 1
Has anyone had their groom and groomsmen all wear formal suits (not tuxedos) for their wedding?
I’m really leaning towards having my groom wear a very nice suit instead of a rented tuxedo but then I’m wondering what the groomsmen would have to wear… and if they also need to wear suits, then are there places that rent suits also?
Would love any help if any brides out there have experience.
Post # 3
I am avoiding the tuxedo route.Â It just seems so silly to spend $100+ on renting a tux when that money could go towards buying a suit.Â Heck, the Isaac Mizarahi suits at Target are pretty nice.Â Â
Our wedding is outdoors, so we are just doing black pants and a white shirt and tie.Â Â
Post # 4
i’m trying to go that route… my FI/dad/FIL/groomsmen all have black suits, so i figured hey, let’s just wear those. they’re close enough to tuxes. our wedding is not formal… just semi formal. but my mother and FI are rebelling and say it haaas to be tuxes. we’ll see who wins. 😉
Post # 5
For my fiture BIL’s wedding last summer he and the Gm bought suits from J Crew. The we classic and formal, yet well priced and something that could be worn again and again. All my FBIL did was pick one, then let them which to get from the catolog/store. It worked out really well although FH won’t ever wear his agian….grrrr at least not the jacket part. He’s not a "suit" guy.
They looked great!
Post # 6
I’ve also asked FI what he thought about him and the groomsment wearing nice suits for the wedding. He’s kind of iffy on it because we’re having a church wedding. I think it does depend where you are holding the ceremony and what kind of wedding you are having. FI’s friend had a casual outdoor wedding and the guys wore white linen shirts (similar to what you’d see at a beach wedding) and slacks…and it looked great. I think you can get away with wearing nice suits if your wedding isn’t too formal. Most likely, guys will have a nice suit in their closet, think interviews, weddings, etc, and will probably appreciate being able to save the money on a tux rental.
Post # 7
We’re having a relatively casual wedding (in a garden, I’m wearing a tea-length dress) and I think the boys will be wearing suits. It’s entirely possible that FH will never wear the suit again but he’s the kind of guy that stays the same size no matter what so I’m figuring if we get a classic style he’ll get some use of it over the next 10 years.
It’ll cost a bit more to buy a suit than rent a tux, but the groomsmen already own nice dark suits so it’ll save them a bit of cash, we’ll probably just buy a couple of ties to complement the bridesmaid dresses.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the comments guys.
So is it fair to say that if we wanted to do suits, we would most likely have to buy since places don’t really rent suits?
Post # 9
I had the groomsmen purchase their suits from a company called sarar…..they are relatively unknown as they used to make suits for lables like Zegna, Hugo Boss, etc, but have just recently started putting their own labels on it. I’m not sure if you are located in NY, but they have an outlet location in Woodbury, if not check them out online at http://www.sarar.com
My groomsman got 3 suits for $250 each and they were of very nice quality. My FI’s tuxedo is also from them so I know for sure the coloring will be the same. I had the same dilemma with the groomsman, but seeing how they would be paying for it themselves, I wanted them to get something they felt they could reuse (kinda like the Girl’s dresses), so we agreed that they could go the suit route just as long as it was all from the same maker so I could be sure the black would be identical.
Best of luck!
Post # 10
Although I think its best to buy a suit that way they have something on hand "just in case" there are a couple of men in my bridal party who I KNOW either won’t wear it again or just won’t see the point in buying a suit so there’s a shop here in town that actually rents out suits. Even though they mainly a tux shop, the suit selection isn’t bad. I might just have them go that route since I know most of them won’t be into buying.
Post # 11
so what are some of the stores where suit rentals were available? if not suits, i’m looking for charcoal grey tuxes b/c i don’t want the men in black. any help would be appreciated!
Post # 12
We’re renting ($105/person, groom is free) the Champagne Hampton Wedding Suit for our wedding instead of buying the $378 Modern Fit Tan suit from Banana Republic that we were originally going with! The guys will wear the Champange Hampton Wedding Suit, white button downs and the Old School Stripe Cambridge Tie in "Dark Kelly" (rep stripes of Navy & Emerald).
We’re renting them from Tuxego. Tuxego (tuxego.com) is a local store in the Capital Region of NY… however, it seems that they get their merchandise from a national wholesaler – so perhaps you can find something similar.
Post # 13
We are just going with suits. Of course we are not having a bridal party as such – my FI is just having his brother stand up for him. His brother, being an investment banker, already has several nice suits. We are going to have to buy one for him – he has been eyeing a couple at Nordstrom, so I think they will be spendy. But I would think he will wear them a few times a year, as he really likes to dress well. My mom is thrilled, as she has been trying to force my dad into buying a suit for years, and now has her excuse.
However, it seems to me that we would go differently if we were having a whole wedding party – the cost of a suit is a lot more than a BM dress, and tux rental is an easy way to get the guys to match.
Post # 14
i think my fi and groomsmens are wearing suits too.
i believe any jim’s formalwear distributer rents suits!
Post # 15
I’m guessing most tux rental places also rent suits, it’s worth asking.
Sarar has a store in Seacaucus, NJ (a few mins. from the Lincoln Tunnel). We actually bought the shirts and ties for our groomsmen there…great prices and excellent quality! We let them wear their own tuxes (most already owned them…and the 2 who didn’t rented any black tux).
I wouldn’t worry too much about the blacks not matching exactly – no one will notice!
Post # 16
we weren’t able to find any place to rent suits. we didn’t want to do tuxes either and all the groomsmen were on board with spending what, 50-100 more to buy a suit rather than toss that into a one-day suit rental.