Post # 1
…and it cost twice as much as I’d budgeted.
But, I actually think it’s worth it. He’s looking for a job, and he doesn’t have any suits that fit him right because he recently lost 70 lbs. This one is from Brooks Brothers and he’s going to look killer in it. And after all, I’m spending $1000 on MY wedding clothes, and I won’t even wear the dress again! He’s likely to get years of wear out of this gorgeous suit.
(Rationalizing much, wombat?)
Post # 3
You don’t need to rationalize. The per wear cost of the suit will be next to nothing. As you have already pointed out- not so for the wedding dress.
Post # 4
@mightywombat: I wish we bought FI’s suit, but he’ll be renting his because he’s overweight right now and didn’t want to invest in one right now. I think it’s a good way of rewarding his weight loss, and he’ll wear it for years!!
Post # 5
Thanks guys. 🙂 I appreciate the positive reinforcement!! I actually do believe that; it’s just a little staggering to this grad student to nonchalantly hand over a credit card for that much money!
Post # 6
An investment in a good suit is a good thing. Try not to think of all of the money as wedding related.
Post # 7
I’m so happy you bought him a suit. I don’t know why, but I really dislike when men rent suits. I can see a tuxedo- they may never wear it again, but a suit? It will get used more than once. Why have your man get married in something other people have been married in/worn to prom? Great investment.
Post # 8
FYI K&G Fashion Superstore has suits on sale right now- Buy 1 Get 2 free- therefore you can get 3 suits for $179.
The groom losing weight could get a suit of his own rather than rent if there are 2 others who want to go in on the deal.