(Closed) Groomsmen wear their own suit?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

The Groomsmen for our wedding will be wearing their own black suits (which Fiance has assured me they already own!).  I’ll be supplying the ties and maybe the socks. 

I’m pretty laid back in this area though, I know some brides want everyone looking exactly the same.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

The only potential problem I can see is if somebody doesn’t already own a suit, it would be a pretty big expense for them to go out and buy one for your wedding. But if they all have one, go for it!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

my daughter and her fiance actually found suits on sale for cheaper than a nice tuxedo rental… they did shop and browse websites ahead of time

J.OBanks is always having sales

Macy’s and Dillards too…. 

Find what you like and watch the sales, you’ll be surprised at what you can get a suit for

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

our gms wore their own suits, it worked fine ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i asked this exact same question a couple months ago ๐Ÿ™‚

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/male-version-of-lbd

consensus seemed to be that it’s a totally cool thing to do! we’re definitely doing this–for any of the guys who don’t have plain black suits already, it seems like a reasonably useful investment for them to make any way. the guys all have professional-type jobs already (the bm used to have to wear a suit every day), so even if they have to buy one they should be fine. we’re buying them ties, too 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We went shopping with 2 of our 5 Groomsmen and they agreed on a suit. The other GMs are going to wear the same suit. Luckily, everyone likes their suit. It’s about the same price as renting an (imo, ugly) tux. And they get to keep it. And for our young just-graduated Groomsmen, they have their first suit now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Groom is also wearing a suit in similar style, but different brand. We bought him a Hugo Boss. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

That’s what we did. They all already owned dark grey suits, which a wedding planner told me is very in right now.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

we’re definitely doing this.  our Groomsmen already own black suits, but even if some of yours don’t, they will probably need a black suit soon anyway.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We asked our guys to wear a suit in the black/grey family (i.e., not brown).  We then bought matching ties and shirts (so they’d all be the same color of white, and because of the four local guys including dads, no one had a nice white shirt) for them all.

Here’s a pic (probably not the best)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

SO glad this was posted tonight! I was literally going to post when I got on the boards. This is what were planning on doing, but then I was looking at someone elses wedding photos tonight and they all had the same suit and I was worried it would look weird with different ones. You make a good point about the pinstripe- even though Im not that much of a stickler I think Id prefer an all black suit. Fiance is giving his groomsmen ties and cufflinks as their groomsmen gifts.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Erin — your guys look great!  We’re contemplating going this route too, but only if all of the guys already own black suits.  Fiance is supposed to be checking on that.  Basically, we know that Groomsmen #1 owns a black tux.  Groomsmen #2 most likely owns a black suit.  Groomsmen #3 is a wild card though.  He wears shorts EVERY SINGLE DAY… even though he lives in Maine!  But he has a professional job, so I figure he must have a black suit in his closet somewhere.  If this isn’t the case, then we’ll probably just go the rental route.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing this, my Fiance is not keen on the idea of asking the guys to buy something new.  I’m glad to see other people doing it too, you hear a lot about mismatched bridesmaids but not as much about mismatched groomsmen.

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