(Closed) Tux for the groom, suits for the groomsmen?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that it would be a little weird. It’s like mixing formalities…tux formal, suit less formal.

Post # 4
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I thin kthe only way it would work is if the suits and tux were exactly the same material and color, and I think that would be difficult. Blacks/dark colors have different sheens to them, and even different shades, so unless it was exactly the same, I think it would look odd.

If you want to change it up, maybe change the tie intead?

Post # 6
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yea I agree its a bit odd.  Why would you want to do this? The cost of a tux rental and a suit purchase is similar (assuming you own the suit accessories like shirt, belt, socks, shoes, etc).

Post # 7
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I hope it doesn’t look that weird because that’s what we’re planning on doing…

Post # 8
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, I’ll play devil’s advocate. I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.  Brides wear something well beyond what the bridesmaids are usually thrown in, so I don’t see why it’s such a big deal to put the groom in something well beyond what his boys are in.  I think that if you go that route people will notice, but I don’t think anyone would actually think it looks weird. What’s wrong with the groom and bride matching each other in formality, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen matching each other in a slightly less formal attire? When you think about it… it sorta even makes sense!  I think maybe, just maybe, the thing our kids are going to make fun of is all the matching of every last bit of wedding attire and the conformity to standards set in the 80s and 90s that we should probably not be so hell bent on keeping.  If you look at some photos of weddings from many many years ago, people are wearing all sorts of crap that didn’t match. Especially if someone was in the military. So I don’t know why the groom should match his groomsmen. The bride doesn’t match her girls at all.

I would say if the Groomsmen are in suits and he’s in a tux, you might be onto something that would kinda true-up the current Bridezilla society we live in with the reality that it’s an important step in the Groom’s life too. So that might be a nice thing.

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