(Closed) How Far in Advance…

posted 10 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Is he renting or buying? You can literally go rent a tux the week of, but if you are having one made or buying a suit/tux and need alterations I would give yourself three weeks… more if you are having it custom made.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My fiance bought a suit back in March (our wedding is in August)- it turns out he no longer likes the suit he bought (with a hefty price tag).  He bought a brand new suit (with the same price tag) this month and is having it altered this week.  I would wait until a month prior if you’re buying, if your guy is fickle.  To alter a suit only takes 1-2 weeks depending on when you need it.

  

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

FH is wearing a khaki linen suit for a beach wedding, we bought it in June for our March 2009 wedding since there probably won’t be that much of a selection out next year before our wedding.  So I guess it can depend on what material you are looking for as well (seasonal?).

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We started shopping for his suit in early May for our July wedding.  You need to allow a couple of weeks for tailoring, but as long as you’re pretty confident that he can find something he likes that can be tailored to fit (and in your price range), actually finding the suit is not that hard – unless he wants something kind of non-standard.  But a charcoal grey pin-striped suit is pretty easy to come by, as along as you have a Nordstrom nearby.

It took us much longer to pick out the rest of the outfit – he had a shirt made-to-measure, which took about 4 weeks, and we looked at several stores before we found a tie we were happy with.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

We bought his over Memorial Day for a September wedding. It took about a week to get it tailored. He’s wearing a suit.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We had a custom made suit made about 9 months ago.  Big mistake, FH has lost his winter weight and we’ve had to get it altered twice already and may need it altered one more time before the big day!   It would have been easier to buy off the rack and had it tailored.

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2008

This may be a stupid question- but if you bought a suit for your fiance, what are the groomsmen wearing? I wanted my fiance to just buy a dark suit, and then the groomsmen could also wear dark suits. Someone told me though that will look weird in pictures because the different die lots will really show up.

my Bridesmaid or Best Man are all wearing different black dresses (any LBD they wanted) and I don’t care about that…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

@kerac: We told the GMs to wear black suits. I think the term "dye lot" was made up by the wedding formalwear industry to make brides feel like it’s the end of the world if the fabrics aren’t exactly the same so they need to order a large number of pricy garments.

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