Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe
Hi all Canadian brides to be (or past brides!)
I am wondering how you guys have made out with finding suits for your men and their groomsmen. My fianc© tried on some suits this weekend (we are planning a wedding for early-ish 2014) at Mexx, etc. and it got me thinking about how others may have found this process!
I was pretty thrilled he wanted to try on stuff so early, love it!
Anyways, how did you guys go about choosing your suits? I found that a lot of the regular stores (e.g. Moores, Tip Top, etc) don't have tons of light colored suits (e.g. beige/light grey) and was wondering about ordering online, etc.
Also, did you ladies have a preference for what color the groom wore? My fianc© was thinking beige/linen color but I know he may change his mind on this. I guess I just wanted to see how other people also went about discussing the whole suit idea!
The suit has been difficult for us. I agree, Moores, TipTop, and other stores in our area have a very limited selection as far as suits go, and I was surprised at the cost - the suit cannot cost more than my dress, that doesn't seem right to me... We also decided against linen, which limits us even more.
We went into Michigan this weekend to see if the US had more selection. We went to countless stores, and it was very difficult to find something in his size off the rack. We ended up choosing something from Joseph A. Bank. It's a suit made especially for warmer climates, called "tropical blend". My fiance really liked the material of the suit as it is very light, and it was a great colour too. Patrick said he felt like it was something he would actually wear again. He wasn't able to try it on in his size, we had to specially order it - means another trip to the US for us. I really hope it fits. Now to find a reasonably priced and slim fitting pale blue dress shirt.
This particular suit was on the top end of our price range for him. There are no matching pants for the groomsmen, so I am not sure what we are going to do there. My fiance suggested we find a darker shade of pants for them, with a darker blue shirt. I have no idea if this will look okay or not, but I guess it's not that big of a deal ( - aka don't stress ).
I think it's great you are starting so early. It will allow you to figure out sizing and then keep an eye out for sales online, etc. My personal favourite suit was from Express - I think he looked super sexy, but he didn't love it.