(Closed) Groom wants a suit, what for the guys?

posted 12 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

How formal is your wedding?  If it’s not too formal, you could have them wear just shirts and grey dress pants and a tie, or maybe a vest too.

Post # 5
1278 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I totally agree that just vests and shirts would be fine, or even just shirts and ties.  Maybe find some pics of weddings where the guys did the same thing and show them to the guys to convince them it works?

Post # 6
26 posts
  • Wedding: May 2010

What about the tux rental but instead of the bow ties they could wear ties that either match your colors or are black to match the suits? I know when we went to MW to check out suits, they had different cuts of “tux” type suits and then you could just do without the cumberbunds (and vests since they’ll have the jackets).. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m in the same predicament! My finance really hates wearing tuxedos – he’s all about things fitting well, which rental tuxedos never do. So we really want to get him a nicely tailored suit . . . but then, I don’t know what to do with the groomsmen. I don’t think many of them own suits. And I have the same concerns about the groomsmen looking more formal than the groom.

I’ve been looking around at pictures, and here are some options I’ve been thinking about. Would love to hear your thoughts, and if you’ve already decided – what you ended up going with.

1.) Groom wears nice 3-piece suit (pants, jacket, vest & tie) ; groomsmen wear rental tux with no vest, just ties that match wedding colors. From the pictures I’ve looked at, I think a nice fitting suit can look just as nice, if not nicer than tuxes. The main differences between the two are the stripe down the pants, and the vest. If we ditch the vest . . . I really don’t think many people would notice. And if the groom does wear a vest, I think that will help draw the eye to him. The other question is the shoes; I think we’d have to ditch the shiny tux shoes.

2.) Groom wears nice 3-piece suit ;  groomsmen wear black pants, black shirts (or white shirts,) and tie. Worried that this may look too casual though?

3.) Try to find a suit rental place for the dudes that don’t own one. Haven’t looked into this yet, but “Jim’s formal wear” looks like it may have suit rentals, and they have retailers all over the country. http://www.jimsformalwear.com/

I think I’m leaning towards #1, but I don’t know.


Post # 9
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hi Jbeck,

We’ve decided to go with suits. 1 of the guys already owns one, a couple were thinking of buying one anyhow, and the others are going to rent. We also have groomsman in multiple cities, but I just called around and found a few options for them to choose from. The suit rentals we found ($85-99) are much less than the tux rentals at MW ($125-150); and many of them also offer specials to buy suits for really cheap (2 for 200,) so that will be a good option for those looking to buy.

So, I think we’re going to have the groomsman in black suits (2-piece), with black suspenders, white button up shirts, and ties to match the wedding colors (plum/eggplant.) Then the groom will be in a sharp 3-piece charcoal suit with a black tie . . . I like the idea of him being a little different from the other guys.

Where did your fiance get his suit?

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