Post # 1
I am obsessed with having the guys in suspenders. But I have a few lingering thoughts that I could use some advice on
1- Can the guys wear ties instead of bowties? I am trying to visualize the reception and want to make sure the ties and suspenders would look ok
2- What about the dads? I am thinking of having them still wear vests? (I am mainly concerned that Future Father-In-Law has a rather large gut and worry the suspenders would accentuate this if he takes his jacket off
Post # 3
Im not understanding why you are obsessed with them wearing suspenders which in my parent’s society they were called “braces”. I think you are truly obsessed especially since you say you still want vests.
Ties are fine with braces, bow ties are fine, they just cant wear suspenders AND a belt.
But this is actually a man’s choice, not yours. Like whether he wears boxers or briefs
Post # 4
Actually I am referring to what the groomsmen in my wedding would wear, so yes it is my and Fiance decision
Post # 5
I had suspenders for the groomsmen in my wedding. It turned out wonderful. They wore suspenders and a regular tie. To make my DH stand out, he was in a best and a patterned tie.
Post # 6
@BrookieCookie9: I can certainly see your point. Others might think its the equivalent of you telling a bridesmaid what kind of bra she can wear. Im just looking out for you. You might be seen as bossy here, and trust me nothing is worth that. Not everyone may see it as you wanting to make it perfect and I know MY father would think its inappropriate for you to opine.
You might give them as gifts, and let them do as they like, for a man with a fat belly, nothing is going to look perfect but suspenders do make it much worse. I have to say too, I wear halter dresses as a bridesmaid when I am asked but for whatever reason it KILLS my neck and shoulders even though Im in good shape and get regular chiropractic, perhaps (unlikely) they would bother someone, but especially a fat stomach. I just remember when my uncles were getting fitted for my sister’s wedding the haberdasher asked each man, “braces or belt” (their choice) I dont know why weddings are an invitation to judge and size up the bride but know that everyone is watching you and not everyone is nice or correct.
Post # 7
I love the idea of suspenders! I think they look great and really add some character to the look. The guys will probably love them too. 🙂 For the Groomsmen I think it should be ok but let the dads decide their own wardrobe.
We were originally going to do suspenders as well, probably because vests reminds me too much of prom, but we couldn’t find them in the pale pink to match our colors. So no vest or suspenders for us! But definitely get the kind that button versus snaps on. Saves someone from getting snapped in the face!
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2012 - Sunset Harbour
someone needs a nap
But I love the suspender idea 🙂
Post # 9
All of the groomsmen (and my H) at our wedding wore suspenders, under their vests and jackets. It was what the tux shop suggested, so that’s what they wore. It looked fine when they took their jackets off too- If everything fits properly you shouldn’t even see the suspenders under the vest, so it probably isn’t something you really need to stress about.
If they are renting, you may not have the option for suspenders vs. belt anyway. I know the pants in a wedding DH was in (rented) didn’t have belt loops, so suspenders it was.
(Here’s a photo of my brother & DH at our wedding… suspenders under their vests, no jackets)
(ETA: As you can see, they still wore long ties, but they also wore vests. I know one of the groomsmen took his vest off while dancing, and it stlll looked fine).
Post # 11
Wow, is everyone on this website so rude?
Post # 12
Our groomsmen are wearing suspenders only, no jackets. We’re doing bow ties, but I’ve seen suspenders with regular ties before and think it looks great.