Andie
Expert May 2019 Ontario

Matching Suits

Andie, on 26/September/2018 at 20:43 Posted in Wedding fashion

So I'm having both groomsmen and bridesmen. I was planning on just telling all the men (10 including FH) to wear whatever black suit and white dress shirt they have to save money, time and stress, and we would buy them matching ties so the look somewhat cohesive. Have any of you married people done this (as opposed to renting identical suits/tuxes)? I don't really care if they are all matchy-matchy, as I'm sure I won't be looking at that when I look at my photos, but I'm just nervous if people are going to say some shit or that I might change my mind when I see it. Let me know your thoughts!

PS. I was absent for a while but I'm so excited to be back, it's getting me more excited then ever!

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  • Rekramer
    Expert November 2018 Ontario
    Rekramer ·

    We told everyone to wear navy suits and white shirts, and we bought their ties, pocket squares, socks, and tie bars.

  • A
    Beginner October 2018 Ontario
    Amber ·
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    Hi Andie, thank you! Wedding is tomorrow. Can’t believe after over a year and a half of planning the big day is coming.

    I gave them each the option individually ... so some opted to rent and some opted to buy. I hope it works out - they’re solid black suits and I wanted to be respectful to people’s budget.
  • Vinod
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    One wore black as the other wore grey colour suits
  • Vinod
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    The suit ties and shirts matched each MOH. My side was teal/blue and husband was purple. Pictures aren't loading.
  • Andie
    Expert May 2019 Ontario
    Andie ·
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    I'd never even thought of that before, and one of my guys just lost over 110lbs, so I'm sure his old suit will be a bit big!

  • Andie
    Expert May 2019 Ontario
    Andie ·
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    Oooh, love the last part!!

  • Andie
    Expert May 2019 Ontario
    Andie ·
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    LOL! Did the guys all have the exact same suit or just same suit colour?

  • Andie
    Expert May 2019 Ontario
    Andie ·
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    First of all OMG CONGRATS YOUR MARRIED NOW! And second, did you give them each the option individually or if one decided to buy/rent they all had to buy/rent the same suit

  • Andie
    Expert May 2019 Ontario
    Andie ·
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    I'm hoping so!!

  • A
    Beginner October 2018 Ontario
    Amber ·

    I am getting married on Saturday and also have a bridesman. I gave the guys the option of renting or buying a black suit - the look is cohesive enough whether is was rented or bought and I wanted them to choose based on their comfort level financially. My bridesman is wearing the same suit as the groomsmen. I read somewhere that the bridesman should not match the groomsmen and instead, more align with the bridesmaids but it just felt right for us to have the groomsmen and bridesman match. I think you can do whatever you want really!

  • Vinod
    Master August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
    Our Best Men wore their suits and bought thier shirts and ties according to each side to look cohesive. Husband's side wore purple and my side was teal/blue. That was our matching up system.

    Funny enough, it seemed that there were lots of other guests wearing purple and blues too and getting asked if they were part of the wedding party.
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·

    My friend did this. All the guys had different colour ties too. I really like the look of bridesmaids in same colour, different styles, so it should work well for guys too!

  • Candace
    Super May 2019 Ontario
    Candace ·
    We were going to go with this idea until we saw how different some of the shades of black were from each other then we changed it so they were identical. It totally depends on how different the blacks would be, maybe ask to see them before hand and decide based on that?
  • Brittany
    Featured January 2019 British Columbia
    Brittany ·

    I am FAR too much of a control freak to be okay with non-matchy matchy... haha. But if you don't have OCD tendencies that should be totally fine! Haha. It's totally up to you. My only warning is... there are different tones of white, even different tones of black... so just be aware of that possibility and it's all good.

  • Geneviève
    Devoted September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·

    I think the suits sound fine the way you've said. If you're really worried, you could ask the guys to get together with their suits so you can see how it looks (and eliminate any really bad fashion faux pas like dad plaid ties or something )

    The guests can stuff it, your opinion is what matters most.

  • K
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
    I like the idea of letting them wear whatever black suit as long as it fits well. I'm all for mismatched stuff but would wanna make sure no one wears something that is too big/small for them

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