(Closed) Pictures of bridal party wearing own attire?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our groomsmen wore their own black suits and we asked them to purchase their ties from Joseph A Bank

Post # 4
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

When my sister got married all she asked was that we wear red dresses. However, a bunch of us felt strange with the request. How would we make sure that we all chose dresses at the same level of sophistication? As a group the bridal party decided that we would pick a designer and a type of fabric and then each one could chose the style we wanted. We were size 0 – 24 so it actually really worked for us.

However a bride I know has this pic in her inspiration board and it looks great and is a little more less sophisticated. I think the parasols are great in this too πŸ™‚ They carried these instead of flowers.

Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I should get the disc soon to post the actual picture but my man of honor and his two best men wore whatever suits they had.  Three were pinstripe (two black, one gray) and one was solid black).  I think it looked great and I loved that they didn’t have to rent/pay anything! Here are a couple of pictures



Post # 6
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@mwitter80: Totally random…but I have the 3rd dress from the left hanging in my closet right now…lol. Now I know it’s appropriate for weddings Laughing

Post # 8
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You’re definitely not crazy πŸ™‚  We’re doing the same thing – guys are wearing black suits, since that’s the only thing 2 of the 3 had.  We asked for white shirts (since that was pretty easy to get if they didn’t have) and we’re buying them ties and socks.  They’ll wear whatever black shoes they all have.

For my girls, I just said something aqua-y.  One bought a David’s dress off Ebay that is the ‘right’ color, the other 2 have dresses of their own that should work.  And I don’t care what shoes they wear.

Originally I wanted my groom in a Khaki suit, but he definitely didn’t feel comfortable in that or gray which was my 2nd choice… so black it is.  He did ask for a new suit, tie and shoes for the day though.  πŸ™‚


Post # 9
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m so glad you posted this!  I had been wondering if it would look strange just to have the groomsmen just wear their own black suits.  Apparently, they do all kind of look alike.  

Post # 10
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are thinking about doing this as well.


 Allowing our bridal party to wear their own clothes so long as they have similar colors. I just feel bridesmaids gowns can be really expensive and then they are never worn again, I’d rather they wear dresses they can re-use. I love the picture above with the green dresses and the parasols. Really beautiful picture. 


Post # 11
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our guys all wore their own black suit and shirts.  We provided matching ties.  We had the girls’ dresses made in different colors:

Post # 13
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One of my favorite looks πŸ™‚


Post # 14
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@PitBulLover: Did you notice anything funny in pics that made the differences in the suits stand out in a bad way?

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