(Closed) Suits or vest only for groomsmen and in what color?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We used a similar green in our wedding colors and my husband wore a khaki vest and pants from Express. We got married in the desert so we didn’t think a jacket would be appropriate. The groomsmen just wore khaki slacks with ivory shirts and a green tie. I think it’ll depend on your venue and the mood/vibe you’re trying to go for.

Post # 3
46972 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

rothy:  The choice of a full suit or vest and pants, is influenced by the formality of the wedding. Are you planning on asking the men to buy their outfit  no matter which choice you make? Or, would they be renting suits?

I would choose grey.

A dark grey (charcoal) suit is something that even men who don’t normally wear suits, will always find a use for in attending weddings and funerals.

You don’t say when your wedding is. You might be able to find a good buy in grey suits if you have time to look around.  If you have all the men’s measurements, you can do your research and when you find something that is available in all required sizes, you can let them know to purchase it asap. Keep in mind that suits will require alterations so the time for that needs to be factored in.

Quite a few Bees have ordered vest (waistcoat) and pants sets from http://www.studiosuits.com  so you will be able to find reviews online.


Post # 5
46972 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

rothy:  What a beautiful location. Given that it will likely be hot the men can always remove their jackets after the reception gets underway.

Linen suits wrinkle a lot, but that is part of their charm.

Pure Irish Linen Suits

A lightweight wool is commonly chosen for a summer suit.

Wool Linen Blend Suits

Your original option of a vest and pants would also work.

Waist Coat & Trouser Set

There was a thread just recently about  the groom  dressing more casually than the bride. You might find some interesting discussion there.


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