would you/are you letting your FI pick out the suits by himself?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: would you let your groom pick the suits on his own?
    yeah sure : (63 votes)
    34 %
    I'd have to think about it : (14 votes)
    8 %
    no way in hell, are you crazy?! : (38 votes)
    20 %
    I trust him 100% to pick out something great : (71 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    609 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I would have loved if FI wanted to go by himself, but no…he only went after I dragged him to the store. He did end up picking everything himself though, and I couldn’t be happier with his choices. 

    Post # 4
    270 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @wisher558:  I’m actually letting my SO choose as long as he picks the correct color. I trust him completely since I know he has great taste and wants to keep the attire as classy as I do.

    Unfortunately, there are some brides that take over everything so I think it’s fair to let the guys do what they want!

    My SO is a groomsman in his friends wedding and it’s the BRIDE who is corresponding with the groomsmen as to what they are wearing and not the groom?! I think that’s quite outrageous! It’s as though she doesn’t want to groom to make his own decisions! At least talk about it together and let the groom tell his groomsmen!

    Post # 5
    596 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @wisher558:  Just the other day FI told me he had an outfit he wanted to wear. I was a little nervous but then I showed him what I want him to wear and it liked it. Lol. He wants to go with the Wyatt Earp look. Lol. Him and his family is like the Wyatt Earp personality era, lol. But I told him I’ll have his back up outfit just in case. Lol

    Post # 6
    939 posts
    Busy bee

    I would feel totally fine letting him pick out a suit on his own but he wants me to help him. he dresses himself well, but mostly because he keeps it simple, he doesn’t care enough about fashion to make a big effort but he wants to look great!

    Post # 7
    8677 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yes. He’s a big boy. I don’t dress him in the morning, he can pick out his and his guys’ wedding attire.

    Post # 8
    10886 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I knew that I wanted to have my DH and all of his groomsmen in formal, black, full-dress tails with white ties and white pique vests.  We actually never even discussed any other options.

    Post # 9
    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    @wisher558:  My FI has amazing dress sense so I totally trust him – he’s picking it out but he’s not opposed to me helping and being there when he shops around. I love the style he’s going for so i’m not being overly pushy with my own opinions, I know he’ll look super handsome! I love that he has his own opinion on at least some aspect of the wedding haha
    I can understand you being nervous, I probably would be if I didn’t get any say or at least a look at it! But i’m sure he’ll do a great job, it’s harder to stuff up a suit so long as he’s got a good idea of what looks good and knows what colours to go for! 🙂


    Post # 11
    1068 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    He definitely has the final say, but I do want input (and he had input on my dress and styling, so it’s not a one-way street).  We’ve looked at pretty much every other wedding thing together and come to an agreement, so this will be the same.

    Post # 13
    1662 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yes. I wouldn’t want to be bothered to dress him when I already have to dress myself, but…

    He wears a suit to work normally, and made a point to learn about men’s fashion so that he could make a good impression. I knew he was going to pick out something great. He chose a custom 3 piece suit. It’s light gray with a light blue shirt. It’s pretty cool, and he’s very excited about the suit.

    Post # 14
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    FI’s current fashion sense is “good enough for lab” so I’ll definitely be helping him with his suit.  He also has a hard time distinguishing between colors (black vs. dark navy, dark blue vs. dark purple, etc) so he acknowledges that he needs my help a bit, too.  When I asked the other day if he had any thoughts about what he wanted to wear he said, “My grandfather’s cufflinks,” and I was like, “Well, yes, but what else???”  So, yeah, he needs some help 🙂

    Post # 15
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @wisher558:  I got to go with my FI to pick out suits but I had no say either. It was just nice at the end he gave me that look asking what I thought.  I said you look fantabulous and that was it.  Even if I would have said I didnt like it…  he would have still boughten it anyways. 

    If you know he is good at it and knows the colors, you should have nothing to worry about.  That is exciting for you to be surprised!

    Post # 16
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    FI had input on my dress (vetoed my mom’s favorite due to eyelash lach bugging his OCD) and I have input on his suit. My entire side of the bridal party is guys (what can I say my closest friends are male) so we’re dressing my bridesmen to coordinate with his bestman and him. FI is the only one who will be wearing a full suit, but I found these sweet vests for the BM and my guys to wear. We ordered FI’s first to try it out (the sizing and fit are a bit weird) and it’s currently enroute from Korea. Once we get the vest we will work on finding a suit to match it.

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