Bride-to-be Blogger Leslie: The Struggle To Dress The Boys

One of the things that I gave up control over long ago was anything revolving around Charles and his groomsmen. I figured that I got to pick my bridesmaids and what they are wearing, so he should be able to choose the friends that will be by his side for our Big Day, along with their ensemble for the day.

Last weekend, Charles, his mother and I headed out to Men’s Warehouse to check out the options for the guys for the wedding. I got my bridesmaid’s dresses at David’s Bridal for a few reasons:

1) Because of the affordable prices (compared to other places).

2) Because they had the color I wanted.

3) Because they are partnered with Men’s Warehouse (owned by the same company), so I figured they would have the same colors.

I was definitely wrong about my last assumption.

The main color that is revolving around our wedding is a cornflower/periwinkle blue of sorts. Since David’s Bridal and Men’s Warehouse are part of the same company, I figured it would be super easy to find a tux/suit option with the same blue that is in the girl’s dresses (and on my shoes — which took a while to find!) – but that was not the case.

There was only one blue option that sort of matched our color, but it wasn’t pretty. I swear we spent more time trying to pick out groomsmen outfits than I did deciding what the bridesmaids should wear!  There were just so many choices: Bow tie or regular? Vest or cummerbund? Type of suit?  How many buttons?

By the end of the appointment, I think my poor fiance’s head was spinning! I know mine was. So many choices and styles — and we were trying to visualize it all. It was very difficult and choosing the colors was even harder!

Eventually, we made some choices — but first, I have a question for all of you:

Do you think the groom should match the rest of the groomsman — or do you think he should wear something a little different and stand out?

I would love your thoughts on the matter. I have seen lots of different things in magazines and movies but we are still unsure as to what we want to do!

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