Post # 1
So, FI hasn’t picked out ANY suit/tuxes yet AT ALL and we’re 4 months away. These are the parameters:
- the total cost needs to be low: nothing over $200 including shoes, ties, ect
- The groomsmen with be in something different then the groom
- The groom is wearing a tux
- its need to fit big/tall men. Size 54 waist is the biggest
We’re open to suspenders, vests only and anything really that will match our wedding’s theme without going over budget. I haven’t thought of anything AT ALL, becasue I thought FI was going to handle this. He just dropped the bomb that no, nothing is planned AT ALL yet and het needs help
The bridesmaids will be in these dresses, in this color:
My 14 year old bms:
Pics of the venue & decor:
bms are carrying lanterns, not flowers:
Post # 3
We went to Men’s Wearhouse since we have groomsmen spread over a few different states. We gor everything done in less than an hour and the tuxes were $170 … but you can easily go lower too.
So far I’ve been really happy with them. My brother has a 54 waist (he’s 6’5 and built like a linebacker) and they got him fitted without batting an eye
Post # 4
@LedeLady: did that include shoes, ties, vests and everything?
Is it cheaper to buy suits from someplace like Macys or JCPenny? Some of our groomsmen are flying out from a few states away and money is tight for them. We’d like to help them pay for the suits, but we don’t have the cash available right now. In Feb/March whenw e get our tax refunds we will, but I;d like to secure something sooner then that.
Plus with 5 groomsmen-that’s a lot of cash :/
Post # 5
@MissFireFlower: Yep that included ties, vests, pocket squares, shoes and cufflinks
If you sign up for their e-mail list they’re constantly giving away coupons. We had one for $40 off each tux at the time. We chose a Calvin Klein tux and I think they’re very sharp. Can’t wait to see my handsome FI on our wedding day.
I know with Men’s Wearhouse you need to put a deposit down and can make payments as often as you want (up until the wedding date of course) so maybe your GM can pay a little at a time?
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
What about having them wear a black suit they already have and then having them buy the same shirt, tie, and socks?
Post # 7
@MeiFrancis: none of them own suits :/ I asked
Post # 8
Men’s Wearhouse!, my groomsmen got their tuxes for 113 + tax, and that included literally everything. shirt, vest, jacket, pants, socks, tissue that goes in the pocket, cufflinks and shoes, and there were tuxs that were cheaper as well
Post # 9
My FI was in a wedding over the summer and he got his suit (coat and pants) from JC Penny for $35 total…. Im sure you can find shoes, tie, shirt and socks for less than $100.
Post # 11
@skipanther: I’m happy I seen thia because I’ve been planning on going to JCP this weekend to take a look at suits. 🙂
Post # 12
@skipanther: Do you have a link? Do you remember if they were on sale or not? What color was is?
Post # 13
The one that he bought was all out shortley after but I remember all of their selections being very cheap. Mainly the pants were like $10. I cant remember if they were in the clearence section or not. The suit itself was Navy blue. Hope this helps! And they do sell Long (since thats what we had to buy).
Post # 14
I’ve seen some pics of guys in nice slacks with a matching vest on (and you can rent just the vest at men’s warehouse for like $30-40 bucks with a tie) but if your groom is in a tux, they at least probably need to be in suits, my fi got his at kg for like $100, it’s just a good black suit that he wore to a wedding as best man, to our wedding and to interviews and such. The wedding he was in, passed out matching ties for the guys to wear as the groomsmens gift and it’s what they wore to the wedding. (they were tasteful, similar colored /themed ties with different textures and such).
Post # 15
You could definitely provide ties/pocket squares later or closer to the wedding, as those don’t really have a long lead time.
As far as I know, Men’s Warehouse will rent vests, but for larger size they are backless. So that might look a little odd to have the slimmer GM in full vests and the bigger guys in backless vests 🙁
It does look like MW is having a winter sale at the moment, buy one, get one for $100 which might help.
Do any of the guys already have black shoes/white shirts to wear?