Post # 1
So…while the decision isn’t totally finished yet as to whether we will have BMs and GMs, I did have a question that will probably help us make up our minds!
So, the BMs I would ask just to wear black cocktail dresses. They can get whatever they want, and spend whatever they want & have them to wear again (or even wear something they already own). Lots of people have the ladies in different outfits and it looks fine–actually cuter sometimes (at least in my opinion).
But what about the boys? Even when the ladies are in different dresses, it seems like the men are still in the same type of suit. So, does anyone have any experience with/seen pictures of GMs in different suits–all the same color? We would ask them all to wear black suits–which they should all have–but I’m worried it might start to look too hodgepodge.
Also, how much does renting a suit cost? It would have to be from a national chain b/c the Groomsmen live all over the US and won’t be getting into LA until a day or two before the wedding.
Post # 3
Men’s Wearhouse rents suits for like $250…groom gets a free one.
Also, check out this old thread on the same topic.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I don’t have any photos saved, but I have seen a ton of photos from weddings where they simply asked the GMs to wear a suit they already owned, and it looked great! As long as they’re all in black suits, I think it will look very good! Completely matchy is overrated, IMO!
Post # 5
I think the guys might look a bit “off” if they’re all in varying suits. Perhaps you could give each of them a different arrangement for their boutineers? That would be kinda cool.
Post # 6
Well, I know the groom would be buying one (he needs a new suit anyway, so this is a good excuse to get a really nice one–or at least one that is around $500).
$250 may still kind of be a lot for some of the boys–although I would MUCH prefer having them in the same suit so we don’t show up with random pinstripes, etc.
Post # 7
@PrncessDiva — Thanks for the link to that other thread! That post could have been written by me exactly! (In fact, it was a little creepy!)
So, it seems like a good number of ladies are having the GMs wear whatever black suit they may have…but I would love to see pictures so that I could see if I think it looks good.
This is the only one I could really find:
Post # 8
Any other photos/experiences by other brides?