(Closed) For those who are having groomsmen buy a suit, not rent a tux

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

our groomsmen + Fiance have bought suits.  Dark charcoal, slight pin stripe 3 piece suits.  Hopefully green ties.  I’m having our ring bearer who we got at the last minute and lives super far away (and cannot buy from mens wearhouse) get matching pants & vest.  Probably from target or jc penney.  He’ll be more comfortable, his parents will enjoy the price break and kids sometimes look riduclous in suits.  We’ll get him a matching tie.

Post # 4
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@miss-spunkin & Rgeddy: I’m leaning heavily towards suits also. Did you have your groomsmen and Fiance all buy the same exact suit/pieces, or are they just similar, or not matching at all? I’m not sure how to do this so it looks right! Thanks 🙂 And sorry that I can’t offer advice on the ring bearers!

Post # 5
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing suits (asked them to get a gray suit of their choice, not matching at all – we wanted them to spend what they were comfortable with and get somethign they’d like to own in the future) – We’re not having any “little people” in the ceremony. BUT… I bet you can find some Easter suits on sale right now! I second JCPenny.

I wouldn’t worry about finding something to match the guys exactly. As long as its in the same color family and they have a matching tie, they’ll look adorable.

OR you could go a different route and have them in black pants and a pink polo or t shirt or something? Gift them some kid suspenders? – Put them in something more kid-like instead of formal attire. Would make for adorable pictures and more comfortable kiddos?

Post # 6
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are going with suits (also charcoal grey pinstripe for groom), I think we may also just tell the groomsmen that it should be a charcoal grey and let them pick. Macy’s is actually offering some great deals right now – we just bought the groom’s suit – Tommy Hilfiger and it was originally $510 for the jacket & pants and we only paid $214 (plus free shipping). The online and store prices dont match though (the pants were a better deal in store & he tried on both parts in store, but the jacket was cheaper online). 

The funny thing is that if I buy the dress I’m currently in love with, then his outfit will cost more than mine!

We’re not having a ring bearer, but I think dress pants and coordinating dress shirt would be cute (the vest idea is good too!)

Post # 7
6 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

There are definitely some budget friendly ways to have your ring bearers fit in with the bridal party’s attire. 

For example, have the ring bearer’s parents do the same thing you ask the groomsmen– buy a pair of black dress pants, a white dress shirt and suspenders. If they go to Walmart or Target, they can prob. do it for under $30 each. 

But– you could also do some investigating at local thrift stores and see if there is a children’s clothing section. Kids grow out of the clothes so fast that I agree– its not worth the big expense. 

So see if there is a place that you can get some hand-me-down dress pants or other things that they could wear. As long as they are washed, it should work like a charm!

Hope this helps!

Post # 9
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

OOOH! let me know how it all turns out!

Tec’s suit is also my inspiration in that bottom pic!

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