Post # 1
Did any of your grooms wear (or are planning to wear) a suit that they already owned to the wedding?
Fiance has a very nice suit that he bought like 5 months ago and has worn twice. It’s a ‘french blue’ but looks more grey to me. I do like the suit a lot, and it definitely looks good on him. But… that’s what he wants to wear to the wedding, instead of renting something more formal. He thinks that because it’s such a good quality suit, it’ll look better on him than any tux he could rent. We don’t have the money to buy another good quality suit right now (they’re like $1000) so that option is out of the question. The whole thing has me really worried, because I want my guy to look amazing on his wedding day… it’s not just a ‘formal’ or interview he’s going to – it’s his wedding!!!
Has anyone done this before? Is it a faux pas to wear a suit that you’ve already used? And can a blue/grey suit look just as sharp as a black tux? I’d love any suggestions!
Post # 3
@AlmostMrsDoc: FI saw some pics in our photog’s portfolio of dudes in grey suits and now that is his sole focus. He loved the look and will not be dissauded so I’m not making an issue of it. It was the first thing he really spoke up about and I know he will rock it. If it means a happier groom on the day then I can be fine with it.
He’ll be buying one…he may wear it once before our wedding – My Dad is getting married the weekend before us and Fiance said “oh, I can wear it then too”….that is a discussion we will have much closer to the date…believe me. I’m not too worried about it being in both sets of pics, more that if something happens to the suit he only 4 days to get it fixed.
Post # 4
I think a suit is totally acceptable, especially if it’s s nice suit. My fiance will likely wear a custom suit he had made for him in Thailand. A suit is a bit less formal than a tux, but unless you’re having a super formal wedding, that’s okay. I would just put the groomsmen and dads in suits as well so you don’t have any guys more formal than the groom.
Post # 5
My husband wore a suit to our wedding. It was what he felt most comfortable in and I wanted him to be comfortable! I think he looked amazing and I have no regrets. 🙂
Post # 6
It depends on how formal the wedding is. If the party/venue/vibe needs a tux, then he should get a tux. But if a suit would be acceptable, then I dont think there is a need to buy a new suit just for the sake of buying a new suit. If he looks great in it, feels great in it, and wants to wear it then I say go for it!
Post # 7
@AlmostMrsDoc: Well, sort of. He bought the suit specifically for the wedding, but the suit he bought was a medium gray with pinstripes. He’s a pretty casual guy and definitely did not want a tux. He looked amazing!
Post # 8
We’re doing suits for everyone. I think suits are pretty “in” right now, actually. Nothing wrong with it if that’s what your guy wants, and if the color doesn’t clash with other parts of the wedding.
Post # 9
I’m sure your FI’s plan will be fine. I would not be surprised if MY Fiance were to marry in whatever he already owns, especially since we’re waiting until AFTER the baby is born (due in December) to get married (insurance/financial reasons) which would mean a lot of things would have to wait until the last minute and corners would have to be cut if we’re going to keep from waiting too long to get married.
As for me, I’ve decided that, since there’s no telling how big I will be between now and further into the pregnancy when the “baby bump” kicks in and how much weight will be leftover after the baby is born (though I might be able to drop some of the weight if I’m able to breastfeed), I will probably opt out of getting an actual wedding dress and instead settle for a dark blue one from my closet that I wore on Halloween, even if I have get one of those “tummy trimmers” (or whatever they’re called) to help it fit better.