Post # 1
Okay, so … we’re on a tight budget, like, I ordered my dress from an overseas dress maker for $179 kind of tight (still waiting and *hoping* that turns out okay – cross your fingers for me!).
BUT my wonderful fiance… he fell into lust with a $1,000 suit.
Now he won’t let go. He wants to ask his parents to buy it for him. I found one that looks like identical, to me, for $350 on sale at Nordys, haha, we’ll see if he takes the bait on that one. Am I unreasonable for thinking $1,000 for a suit is a little excessive, even for the wedding? His thought is that while I can only wear my dress once, he actually can wear a suit again – not that he EVER wears the other 3 suits he owns.
Anyone else spend more on the groom’s attire than the bride’s?
Post # 3
I think $1,000 is excessive for a suit even if he wears it to work daily. haha my Fiance is a suit wearer (does not own any in that price range) and he decided to buy a tuxedo for the wedding which he will never wear aain but he spent less than $300 on it so it was not really a problem and it fits better than a rental.
Post # 4
My FH was looking for a reasonable price suit, and we went to a store in perth, that literally had walls and walls of suits. The gentleman was extremely helpful and FH suit, looks FANTASTIC, seriously wowsers. He bought it for 500 AUD dollars. It was reduced from around 1000.00 and FH said it was worth it as he would wear that suit quite often. It is not like my FH to buy expensive things but I am not going to stop him when it comes to quality. If it makes him feel great on his wedding day, why not. I bought a dress to look great on my day why cant he have the same feeling as I do about a dress?
Its tailored right for him and in a nice charcoal and it slims in the trouser leg so its not heaps baggy.
On a side note: I got chatting to the manager at the store and she asked about the colors of the groomens ties and how many we were having, and she said when we left that she threw in a suprise. 4 ties and in our colors!!!! (we looked at a price of tie and it was average about 40.00ea) so we scored that day and I would have no hesitation in spending that amount again. *shrugs*
Post # 5
My husband bought his at Moores, I don’t know if you have that store in the US?
For 300$, he got:
– his suit: pants, jacket, tie, shirt, shoes and belt
– two more pants
– one more jacket
1000$ for a man’s suit is not worth it I think – sadly for the groom, everyone looks at the bride; only the bride looks at the groom, and you want to like what you look at, not just think about the price tag!
Post # 6
I could see the justification for $1000 suit if he wore suits fairly regularly…or didn’t already have any. But one that would be pretty much just for the wedding, I’d have a hard time agreeing with that one. If you weren’t on a tight buget, I don’t think it would be a big deal.
But, I’d be pretty grumpy if my dress cost less that his suit! I know, kind of petty.
My Fiance has 3 suits and all of them together cost $1000. I think you can find some really great looking suits for half the price.
Post # 7
IMO, for $1K he should not be buying off the rack. Even a designer suit isn’t going to look as good on him as a made-to-measure (sometimes called semi-bespoke or custom) suit. Off the rack, at that price point you’re paying for the brand name.
But I think you’re kinda lucky that he cares enough! My fiance wants to wear one he already owns and getting it to look nice is going to be a battle because he thinks “fancy” clothes are a waste of money, so I don’t know how I will persuade him to buy a vest, nice shirt, wedding tie, etc.
Post # 8
seriously, he’s so funny! I had no idea he would get so excited about buying a suit… J lives in jeans, tshirts that are six years old and hiking tennis shoes! A couple days a week he puts on a faded polo shirt to go to work (he teaches middle school), haha.
Here’s the suit he loves, from Brooks Brothers:
and here’s the one I found at Macy‘s (oops, I remembered wrong earlier and said Nordy’s) – uh, I think this was like JUST on the blog. Which is, of course, where I found it.
Aaaaand of course he also wants a coat like this to wear over his suit. He was sad when we moved the wedding up from January to October, because he was looking forward to the cold weather being an excuse to buy this, haha… he’s so silly! I had no idea boys daydreamed about dressing up too!
Post # 9
@hopewell – you’re definitely right, and I am VERY aware of how blessed I am by my Fiance taking an interest in the wedding. 🙂 J is all about planning and super excited for the wedding. In fact, if it weren’t for his insistence that we have a traditional wedding, we’d be eloping! He has more wants/needs than I do about the wedding. 🙂 So we take care of the nitty gritty details together.
I know he won’t really spend $1,000 on a suit, but the whole thing amuses me to no end.
Post # 10
Hm. The one you pick is similar but def not the same.
Is that style out now for this season? He can wait a couple of months for it to go on sale. It’s very possibly the prices can get slashed dramatically.
Or tell him to go to a Brooks Brother Outlet. He might try on something similar and love it for WAY less.
We’re planning on buying a designer suit for Fiance as well but at the outlets.
Post # 11
I think BB outlet is the way to go. I know it seems like a lot, but there is nothing quite like a well made tailored suit and BB is known for their quality garments. We got FI’s suit at Macy’s too, and he seems happy with it but I wish we could get him a bespoke suit. He deserves it.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
my fiance is on the small size and we could not find ANYTHING that fit him so we had it custom made so it was more on the expensive side…but our wedding is the first of at least 5 spring weddings, so he’ll be able to wear it many more times!
Post # 14
@clarebee – it might be, I was teasing J that I’m making a mistake in marrying him – every single suit I’ve liked has been on an african american model, and J is 50/50 asian/caucasian. He was actually the one who pointed it out to me though, haha.