Post # 1
FI absolutely LOATHS tuxes and suits. He’s a bigger guy and unless the tux/suit is tailored specifically for him, they don’t fit right and he’s very uncomfortable. He was forced to wear a tux twice last year for various weddings and was miserable each time. I promised that I would never ask him to wear a tux for our wedding and I am following through with that.
FI and his guys will be wearing dark khaki pants, ivory button down shirts, chocolate brown blazers, burnt orange ties and custom matching Nike sneakers (that we’ll be gifting all of the guys).
Anyone else’s grooms foregoing the norm and wearing something a little more casual on your big day?
Post # 3
That sounds like it is going to be awesome! i love the color combo. as for my groom he will be wearing his marine blues =)
Post # 4
We totally PLANNED it that way…..but then the venue got moved to a more formal location, and we learned that my dad and FMIL both REALLY felt strongly about the guys wearing tuxes….they definitely cared more than we did, and so it’s tuxes for us
I think your outfits sound great, and hopefully your fiance will be comfortable!
Post # 5
@UpstateCait: my FI also can’t wear rental tux/suit. he has an extremely athletic figure (he used to do body building competitions, lol, not my thing!) so to get anything that will fit his top half in relation to his waist is difficult, then finding pants to fit his tree trunk thighs but stay up on his itty bitty waist is a whole other issue! the tux place said there was no way anything rentable would look appropriate on him. we are thinking if the other guys rent theirs, i think there is like a $400 credit for the groom to use for either renting something or buying something. since he won’t have an occasion to wear a tux often (we’re pretty laid back ppl), we were thinking a oatmeal colored suit & then having it majorly altered. the guys will wear brown suits, chucks, funky sucks & ties (gifts). everyone will also have nigerian outfits to wear for a part of the wedding as my FI is nigerian, i haven’t picked that out yet, hopefully today though=)
Post # 6
Our venue would definitely be classified as a “tux required” venue but I don’t care. My mother is the only person pushing for the tuxes since she thinks thats what grooms are “supposed” to wear. Our dads and all male members of the BP are all thrilled that I’m not asking them to rent a tux. Not to mention, their outfits will more than likely end up costing a little less than the tux rental fee and they get to actually own it afterwards.