(Closed) Dressing the Men and $$$$

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: How much is legit to ask the guys to pay?
    $0-$50 : (0 votes)
    $50-$100 : (4 votes)
    15 %
    $100-$150 : (17 votes)
    65 %
    $150-damn! : (5 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    What?! Holy crap $357 is absurd!

    We picked out nicer-than-average calvin klein shadow stripe tuxes that were around $200. To offset the cost, we paid $50 towards their tuxes and told them they could wear their own black dress shoes (tux shoes aren’t comfortable apparently) and we bought their ties. The guys were all very, VERY happy to get to wear their own shoes. You certainly can’t tell in photos.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Can the guys not wear suits that they already have? Do you want them to wear a specific kind of suit where they would HAVE to rent/buy all those pieces? For us, we had them wear tuxes. Two of the guy owned their own and the other two rented. Not sure how much the rental was for them.

    Post # 6
    Member
    3620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would not expect the guys (or the girls) to pay $300+ for their outfit… Our guys paid $167 for their Calvin Klein tuxes, including shoes and everything… I would say that if you do push for the $357 outfit, your guys are going to be pissed off and likely b*tch behind you and FI’s backs… We know people who made their guys buy their suits (khaki suits for $300) and a specific ivory shirt ($45)… and every one of our friends heard about it behind the bride/grooms backs.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have to say that chances are, no one will see their shoes or notice them unless you make it a point to take specific pictures of the shoes. I feel like my DH’s friends would have a problem buying new shoes just because he wanted a specific kind when they have similar shoes at home or will never again wear the shoes he wants them to buy. A blazer at least they’ll probably use again. Just something to consider.

    Post # 9
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Places like JosA Banks and Men’s Warehouse have sales all the time of buy 1, get 1 / buy 1, get 2, etc on their suits and tuxes.  I’d look there and see what you can find.  The guys should be able to get matching suits really affordablly with one of those deals.

    As a general rule with Groomsmen, I think if you are asking them to buy and outfit that it should cost no more than the cost to rent a suit or tux.  Because even if they get to keep it, it may not be their style or they may already own one that they like better ot something.  Suit and tux rentals top out around $130-$150 from what I’ve seen so I don’t think you should ask the guys to spend more than that.

    Post # 10
    Member
    3620 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    @cabanagrl9, phew! Save yourselves the trouble! I think under $200 is reasonable, since that’s what your girls can typically expect to spend too!

    Post # 11
    Member
    714 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @cabanagrl9:  The tuxes for our guys were $149 plus tax and I felt like that was a bit pricey.

    Post # 12
    Member
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    defintely go to men’s wearhouse during their b1g1 sales!

    Post # 14
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @cabanagrl9: Wait for one of JosA Banks big suit sales!  I’ve seen them run buy one suit, get 2 free sales with decent frequency.  Even if the blazer alone is still a lot for one item, when it’s cost is divided between 3 guys, it is much more affordable!

    The topic ‘Dressing the Men and $$$$’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors