(Closed) Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Did they all match? How to handle?

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
189 posts
Blushing bee

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bonnielass1979:  We are doing mismatched grey suits (one groomsman already owned a grey suit and I didn’t want him to him a new one). I used these photos as inspiration as far as the mismatched grey look goes. I think they look sharp! 🙂 A unifying element such as tie color couldn’t hurt. 


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Post # 3
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I just got the boys to rent the same suit however if you do want to buy your FIs suit I don’t think it will be an issue if it’s a different colour as long as it has some sort of unifying element with the others (buttonhole, tie, etc)

Post # 4
2704 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

One of our GMs had a black suit and the other had black suit pants – Darling Husband has a charcoal grey suit. So they wore what they owned, one bought a jacket to go with his pants and then we put all three guys in a silvery grey shirt. Darling Husband stood out but still co-ordinated and it looked good!

Post # 5
1551 posts
Bumble bee

We are just saying ‘dark grey suit’ to them all and hoping it will somewhat match! I tell myself that as long as they are all wearing the same colour shirt, tie and buttonholes they will look good together. 

Post # 6
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Since Fiance only has 3 groomsmen I was afraid a mismatched look wouldn’t look cute and purposefully mismatched the way it does in some adorable Pinterest photos. Also the groosmen are very different sizes, so attempting to buy suits was too overwhelming. So we bought Fiance a suit in dark blue (which will sort of coordinate with the bridesmaids dresses which are navy) and the groosmen and ushers are renting grey suits. This way Fiance has a suit that he knows he will look good in (which was a concern of his) and I’m not loosing any more sleep worrying about trying to find outfits for the other guys. Or worrying about what they would show up in. (Which was of slight concern, I like all the guys but they aren’t what I would call detail oriented.) This was one of the weddings I used as an inspiration: http://benelsassphotography.com/blog/kathleen-mikes-lincoln-park-wedding-chicago-wedding-photography

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Post # 7
1308 posts
Bumble bee

It might be me, but I don’t think mismatched suits look bad at all, as long as they are all more or less in the same family.  For example, a tan suit with dark suits might look out of place, but I don’t really think mismatched can look bad.  It seems like you’d actually have to try to make it look bad.


I wouldn’t sweat it.

Post # 8
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

They are all getting the same suit, but SO will have a different tie. 

Post # 9
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are asking the groomsmen/ushers/bridesman to wear navy suits–they can buy them or rent them (at least one owns his already) and I think it’ll look fine having them all be relatively close. We are buying their ties so those will match. 

We are planning to also get ties for the dads and brothers, and they can wear whatever suit they already have. 

Post # 10
452 posts
Helper bee

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bonnielass1979:  I went with Fiance and two groomsmen to macy’s one day, picked a suit, and recorded their sizes in my phone. Reached out to our other 2 groomsmen for their suit sizes, and waited until macy’s had a huge sale. Bought all 5 suits, originally $550, for $165 each. I wanted them to match but knew I could get a suit for the same cost it would be for them to rent in my area.

Post # 11
429 posts
Helper bee

The groom should stand out from the groomsmen. I never understand why they should wear the same color suit.

Post # 12
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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bonnielass1979:  I wouldn’t over think it. After seeing how much it would cost to rent a suit/tux, I said eff it! I couldn’t stomach our guys spending that much on rented clothes. So, I just asked the fellas to wear their darkest suit and a white shirt. We supplied the ties. I think it turned out just fine. 🙂 


Post # 13
343 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s definitely okay, even preferrable, if the groom’s attire is slightly different– and that could include suit style or color!

All the men had the same grey suit (bought for as much as would be required to rent), but my DH’s tie was solid black while the GMs wore striped silver ties.

Post # 14
1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We got married in June in the midwest, so Darling Husband was the only one in a full suit. His groomsmen all rented vests and shirts adn wore thie own pants. He wore a red shirt and a black vest, they wore black shirts and red vests, so they were the oppisite. 


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