Post # 1
I know that mismatched bridesmaids are all the rage right now. I’m hopping on that bangwagon and have given my girls a (updated) color scheme to go with. When talking things over with FI, he has expressed that he does NOT want to wear a tux or a classic black suit. He has been thinking that he would like to wear tweed (don’t ask where that came from, but I dig it). Further, he expressed that if my girls can wear whatever they want, why can’t his guys? In all honesty, I have given very little thought to the guys, but after talking with him, my mind is suddenly swimming with ideas.
Pinterest was the opposit of helpful and simply flooded more images that look awesome, but left me stumped. Girls generally have a better inate fashion sense than the guys. I am not close with all of his friends and am a little more cautious about letting them go wild like I did with my girls. I see these photos below and I know that’s the “feel” I’m going for:
Sorry for these monstrocities.
I guess my question is this: Has anyone done or is anyone also having “mismatched groomsmen?” If so, share your secrets! How did it work? How did you approach it or narrow down the ideas or key words to give them in their search? Did you go with each of them? Did your FI?
Also, if so, please share some pictures!
Post # 2
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Oh wow, that’s so cute!! I can definitely see it as an adorable little touch, especially if the bridesmaids are going the mismtached route. I think what’s important is just being sure they all match or have a common theme, just like the girls usually are given specific guidelines to stay withint, even if they are choosing the cut and whatnot.
Personally I don’t think we’d go this route because I’m weirdly obsessed with everything matching, so the girls will all have matching dresses and the boys matching suits. They will all have different ties however and various shades of purple, and my SO will more than likely be wearing something completely different from them.
Post # 3
TwinkleBoss: I just love the mismatched route across the board. I see the photos and I see it can work, but at the same time I’m afraid it’s something that works better in theory than in practice.
Post # 4
My guys were in mid grey suits they chose themselves with mismatched grey ties.
I think juse saying “dress for the country” – in the English sense – would be great. There are lots of resources around on what that means, and what options there are. There is an inherent level if uniformity there, but with lots of room for one’s own tastes. It’s also very doable on a budget, with thrifted and vintage items very available. I can go into more detail if you like on what a classic country gentleman would wear – here or via pm.
Post # 5
Yeah!!! I’m all about this! If we were having more GM (we’re only having one person on each side) this would definitely be the route we’d go. I can’t give you advice on exactly this but we gave MOH and BM free reign on their attire with specifics in color palette and style. I didn’t think I really had a vision or a care about what they’d wear but apparently I did. They showed me some wonky stuff! Some stuff that was explicitly outside the description. Like really formal stuff when we specified casual.
So just be very explicit in what you want and don’t want and provide lots of photos, especially if the guys aren’t particularly fashionable. I got the feeling that it was actually more difficult for our MOH and BM (even before I vetoed a dress) rather than me having just told them exactly what to wear. IMO, it sure looks awesome thought! Good luck!