(Closed) When do you have to decide groom/groomsmen attire?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

We picked out his tux about 5 months out.. so I would say he still has a few months to decide on what he wants to do.

How formal is your wedding? Tuxs seem a bit more formal, while the look he was going for originally seems to fit more into your overall wedding scheme.

Maybe he could do tan or beige tuxes?

Post # 4
12159 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

We did the guys tuxes about 3 months before I think – maybe not even that early.  I know I was getting really annoyed about it.

If you’re going to ask the guys to go buy matching outfits, I would do it sooner than later to make sure that everyone can get the right stuff – I used to work at a clothing store and we would get groomsmen in all the time saying ‘they told me to buy pants XXXXX and shirt XXXXX’ with style numbers but they’d waited forever and we’d have to try and track down all the pieces for them.

The little guy will also probably be excited to just wear a suit 🙂

Post # 5
3830 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

DH picked his out about 4 months in advance maybe? Maybe more like 3? He went with his wedding party and they helped try them on and pick them out.   

Post # 6
3038 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

the ring bearer probably won’t know the difference between a tux or a suit or just dress clothes. Don’t let him sway your vision. 

Post # 7
4889 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We went and ordered their suits (they just bought them) 2 months before the wedding. However, we didn’t know that the store wanted orders in 2 months before the wedding… so luckily we got them in just in time.

They came in 2 weeks before.

We got the ring bearer suits at Macy’s.

Post # 9
12159 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

amanda.417:  DH’s newphew wanted a tux but was super happy with the suit he got (he’s 8) same with my brother (7) – they both looked adorable.  We got them smaller versions of the bouts the groomsmen wore.  They weren’t our ring bearers – they were our ‘ushers’.  There was a long walk from the gallery entrance to where the ceremony was, so they were leading the way – it was freaking adorable!

Post # 10
45990 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

amanda.417: If it is truly a casual wedding, a tuxedo may be out of place.

If you want to get a good buy on pants and vests for a summer wedding, now would be the time to be looking. The best prices are always at the end of the season when stores clear out excess stock. You might find a fantastic buy.

If you want something very summery, e.g linen:







Several Bees have ordered the vest and pants set from http://www.studiosuits.com so you can find reviews on WeddingBee.

For $120 your guys can all have a set made to measure. You can choose the fabric.

Waist Coat & Trouser Set


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