Need advice!! Should groomsmen rent shoes with tux or wear their own?

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Should groomsmen rent shoes or should we let them wear their own?
    Groomsmen should rent shoes - it matches better : (12 votes)
    50 %
    Let groomsmen wear their own shoes - comfort trumps being matchy-matchy! : (11 votes)
    46 %
    Other (explain) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Why doesn’t your FI ask to see all of the shoes they would wear of they didn’t rent them? There is only so much variation with black patent leather tux shoes. However, if your FI thinks there’s too much shoe diversity, he can ask them to get the rentals. They can always change into comfy work shoes during the reception. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Rented shoes sound MISERABLE.

    Post # 6
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think the less they  have to spend, the better.  I am so uncomfortable asking my girls to buy a dress, much more rent some shoes that they would only wear 1 time and have to return.  Plus, they are probably uncomfortable and would fit wrong.  

    Post # 7
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    1737 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I did Men’s Wearhouse and we did rented shoes only because they are all patent leather (nice ‘n shiny) and like the other poster mention, shades of black vary greatly. We aren’t asking them to wear them all night, just for the pics and the ceremony. And then they can do whatever they want!

    Post # 8
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    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    $30 for uncomfortable rented shoes is not something I would do to people I consider friends.

    Post # 9
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    111 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’d say let them go with their own shoes.  They’re broken in already, saves the guys some $$$, and at the end of the day I don’t think any body is going to say, “Nice wedding, but did you see the groomsmen?  They weren’t wearing matching shoes!” (This is what my FBIL’s fiance is terrified of, and as a result all the groomsmen, including my FI, are groaning about wearing rented shoes all day).

    Post # 9
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    5 posts
    Newbee

    I think whatever they are comfortable with. I doubt it will look bad if they wear their shoes. No one is really looked at the groomsmen shoes anyways. The rented tuxes will look good on their own.  http://gmcustomclothier.com

    Post # 10
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    3260 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Men’s wearhouse does not have a single pair of shoes to rent that are correct with Black Tie, anyway so may as well let them wear their own.  Plus rented shoes are just an icky concept.  If you ask them to wear black captoe, or plain toe Oxfords (and bluchers will hardly be noticeable to most people, if that’s what the guys have ) they’ll look perfectly fine, and as, or more, correct than rented shoes.  In fact, they’ll probably look better.

    http://www.blacktieguide.com/Classic/Classic_Footwear.htm (scroll down to the part about Oxfords, and calf shoes, over patent)

     

    Post # 11
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    45395 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    This thread is 2 years old. The Bee has been married for almost 2 years.

    Post # 12
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    3260 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Look at that, it is.  Oops.

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