posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Im not understanding why you are obsessed with them wearing suspenders which in my parent’s society they were called “braces”.  I think you are truly obsessed especially since you say you still want vests.  

Ties are fine with braces, bow ties are fine, they just cant wear suspenders AND a belt.

But this is actually a man’s choice, not yours.  Like whether he wears boxers or briefs

Post # 5
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had suspenders for the groomsmen in my wedding. It turned out wonderful. They wore suspenders and a regular tie. To make my Darling Husband stand out, he was in a best and a patterned tie.

Post # 6
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BrookieCookie9:  I can certainly see your point.  Others might think its the equivalent of you telling a bridesmaid what kind of bra she can wear.  Im just looking out for you.  You might be seen as bossy here, and trust me nothing is worth that.  Not everyone may see it as you wanting to make it perfect and I know MY father would think its inappropriate for you to opine.  

You might give them as gifts, and let them do as they like, for a man with a fat belly, nothing is going to look perfect but suspenders do make it much worse.  I have to say too, I wear halter dresses as a bridesmaid when I am asked but for whatever reason it KILLS my neck and shoulders even though Im in good shape and get regular chiropractic, perhaps (unlikely) they would bother someone, but especially a fat stomach.  I just remember when my uncles were getting fitted for my sister’s wedding the haberdasher asked each man, “braces or belt” (their choice)  I dont know why weddings are an invitation to judge and size up the bride but know that everyone is watching you and not everyone is nice or correct.


Post # 7
2192 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Wow…  Sassy.

I love the idea of suspenders!  I think they look great and really add some character to the look.  The guys will probably love them too. 🙂  For the Groomsmen I think it should be ok but let the dads decide their own wardrobe.

We were originally going to do suspenders as well, probably because vests reminds me too much of prom, but we couldn’t find them in the pale pink to match our colors.  So no vest or suspenders for us!  But definitely get the kind that button versus snaps on.  Saves someone from getting snapped in the face!


Post # 8
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour

someone needs a nap


But I love the suspender idea 🙂

Post # 9
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

All of the groomsmen (and my H) at our wedding wore suspenders, under their vests and jackets. It was what the tux shop suggested, so that’s what they wore. It looked fine when they took their jackets off too- If everything fits properly you shouldn’t even see the suspenders under the vest, so it probably isn’t something you really need to stress about.

If they are renting, you may not have the option for suspenders vs. belt anyway. I know the pants in a wedding Darling Husband was in (rented) didn’t have belt loops, so suspenders it was.

(Here’s a photo of my brother & Darling Husband at our wedding… suspenders under their vests, no jackets)


(ETA: As you can see, they still wore long ties, but they also wore vests. I know one of the groomsmen took his vest off while dancing, and it stlll looked fine).

Post # 11
1 posts
  • Wedding: October 2018

BlushingBee :  Wow, is everyone on this website so rude? 

Post # 12
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Our groomsmen are wearing suspenders only, no jackets. We’re doing bow ties, but I’ve seen suspenders with regular ties before and think it looks great. 

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