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#1 Shay2679

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    Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

    Hey everyone.

    I'm a little stressed...I found my dress (which I'm thrilled about) so now, we've turned all our attention on finding the guys attire. A little insight into our situation is...we will be getting married in Mexico next May. FI and I live in Montreal, and our three groomsmen live...all over Western Canada. We have visited easily over a dozen stores here in Montreal with no luck finding THE suit! We've also looked online, and I found a few that we really like...but should we order them?

    Has anyone ordered suits for their guys at a distance, without having them try the suits on beforehand? This is a gamble, and I'm either looking for someone to convince me we have the balls to just do it...or...give me some advice on what I should be doing to organize a suit for all my guys...

    GAH! ANY tips would be appreciated!

    #2 -Kate-

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      Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:18 PM

      My DH ordered his suit online from Banana Republic. There was some normal altering that had to be done - sleeve/pant length - but it worked out perfectly.

      #3 1elephant

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        Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:20 PM

        what are the return policies for the places that you're looking at? if they have a lenient policy, i'd say order them...or order fi's and see if he likes it first and take it from there.
        dh was the only one wearing a suit, otherwise it would have been a problem here too. he told the gms to buy specific pants and shirts from banana republic. he wore the same shirt, but under a white linen suit.
        guys always have an easier time.
        i wonder if banana ships to canada?

        #4 Shay2679

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          Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:33 PM

          Most of the online shops we've found that have nice suits (and "seem" legit) have a return policy that basically entails we pay the return shipping + insurance.

          Has anyone from BDW ever ordered a "Ferrecci" suit...I wonder?!

          Anyways...I guess we'll just keep searching. I'm going to check Banana Republic's site now...

          Should I just have our guys go, get measured somewhere, report back with their sizes and order?

          #5 1elephant

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            Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

            if they're paying for it, find a suit you like and then tell them where to find it. that way they deal w/ returning if it doesn't fit.

            #6 Shay2679

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              Posted 27 July 2008 - 07:58 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by *lauren*
              if they're paying for it, find a suit you like and then tell them where to find it. that way they deal w/ returning if it doesn't fit.
              FI and I have decided to pay for the GM and my MH. This is going to be WAY harder than we thought! LOL...

              oh well I guess.

              Here is my dress (picture below)...can you help me by giving me suggestions as to what color I should be looking for for the suits?! Oh crap...I sound like a total rookie...but I AM!!! My dress is ivory with gold detailing...Should their suits be tan, taupe, white, ivory, off-white, brown, beige?! LOL...My head is spinning!

              This is the suit we are thinking of...
              Amazon.com: Elegant Ferrecci White Two Button Suit + 3 Free Ties/ Free Shipping: Apparel

              OR

              Amazon.com: Ferrecci Elegant Solid Tan Suit: Apparel

              We are having an AHR one week after we return home (and it is proving to be a pretty fancy affair). We think having the guys in their suit pants, with light tops for Mexico, and with ties and jackets at the AHR.

               

               

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              #7 1elephant

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                Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:03 PM

                ugh, your dress is so gorgeous i can't stand it! i LOVE the layers.
                anyway, i like the 2nd suit (tan) w/ it. maybe your fi could wear ivory, if you wanted him to match you...but odds are w/ all of the jazz on your dress, the ivories (i just wrote ovaries twice) won't be the same.
                if you're paying for the gm, tell them to get measured and send you the measurements. i'd also buy one suit (fi's) before buying the rest of them b/c it'll be more $$ to return 3+ suits than just returning 1.

                #8 Shay2679

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                  Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:14 PM

                  Thank you Lauren! You're awesome (and I LOVE my dress too - I feel so...romantic in it)!

                  I'm going to start a new "Help me choose thread" with four different suits and see what we come up with...

                  You BDW ladies are the EXPERTS on such matters...

                  If you ask most men what color suit to choose...they see NO difference!! LOL

                  Thank you.

                  #9 Shay2679

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                    Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:16 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by *lauren*
                    anyway, i like the 2nd suit (tan) w/ it. maybe your fi could wear ivory, if you wanted him to match you...but odds are w/ all of the jazz on your dress, the ivories (i just wrote ovaries twice) won't be the same.
                    That's hilarious BTW!

                    #10 Shay2679

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                      Posted 29 July 2008 - 05:58 PM

                      Thanks everyone!




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