Post # 1
I need help! I really like the idea of groomsmen wearing their own suit but not sure. I like the idea because they will likely fit well, feel comfortable in them, and they will not have to rent a tux. Reasons why not is some of the guys have a very light pin stripe in their black suits – this still seems okay to me. They don’t all have to be exactly the same, as long as they are black suits. Thoughts? Have any of you done this or friends that have done this? And would you post pictures!
PS. We’d ask them to wear a white shirt and then give them a champagne colored tie to wear that day.
Post # 3
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
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
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
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
our gms wore their own suits, it worked fine 🙂
Post # 7
i asked this exact same question a couple months ago 🙂
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
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. 🙂
Groom is also wearing a suit in similar style, but different brand. We bought him a Hugo Boss. 🙂
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
@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
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.