Post # 1
We’re thinking grey suits for everyone, including the fathers. Should Fiance rent the same one we pick for the groomsmen? Would it look weird if Fiance bought a grey suit and it didn’t match the others? What if Fiance has a deeper grey tone than the others? Ugh this is a pain. How’d you handle the guys’ attire?
Post # 2
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.
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
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
Post # 7
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
They are all getting the same suit, but SO will have a different tie.
Post # 9
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
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
The groom should stand out from the groomsmen. I never understand why they should wear the same color suit.
Post # 12
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
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
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.