(Closed) Just a wondering about bridesmaids vs groomsmen

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Actually I think our tux rentals are going to come in about the same as the dresses. $140 for the rental @ Men’s wearhouse vs. TBD (but in the 100-150 range) at DB.

Of course, that’s not factoring in shoes, hair, or makeup. 🙁  And holy cow, is hair/mu expensive.

Post # 4
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jpalm13: I don’t know the answer, but I would say just for attire and such here is the massive difference:

Bridesmaid or Best Man need to do:

-hair

-makeup

-nails

-special shoes (usually a heel that they don’t already own)

-special dress

-accessories (necklace, earrings, bracelet, etc)

 

Groomsmen need:

-dress shoes (since male shoes typically are either black or brown and have few styles, this isn’t hard for men to coordinate out of their own collections)

-tux/suit plus vest/dress shirt (usually a rental and therefore quite cheap)

-SOMETIMES cufflinks

-tie/bowtie and sometimes a pocket square (comes with suit rental typically)

-belt (again, most men have a dress belt and most male dress belts are very similar)

Post # 5
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Our tuxes were actually a bit more than the girls’ dresses. I bought the girls’ jewelry. Hair and makeup were optional. So our cost was pretty close, actually — at least in terms of wedding day attire.

Post # 6
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@atalante: Here you can easily rent a decent suit for between $50 and $100! Perhaps it is a difference in countries?

Post # 7
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

P.S. I also think that, in general, it’s more expensive to be a bridesmaid than a groomsman because in normal life, it’s more expensive to be a girl than a guy! (Makeup, hair, beauty products, accessories, etc)

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