I wrote a post about the bridesmaids and all of their details so I only feel it is fair to write one for the boys too. If you’re new around here, the main theme of our wedding was: budget.
Cody and I went to Men’s Wearhouse to price our a suit rental for him, the groom, and I was amazed that just renting a suit for one night is over $200. I feel like you already ask so much of your wedding party to spend the weekend with you, which usually includes a hotel, not to mention we did bachelorette/bachelor parties as well. When it all adds up, you’re asking SO much of your wedding party and I couldn’t ask the boys to spend ANOTHER $200 to rent… not even own… a suit!
Luckily our wedding was very casual so we could easily get away with not having suits. I wanted Cody in a suit for our wedding photos but told him he could take off the jacket as soon as the ceremony was over and settled for a tan color. To coordinate I decided to ask the groomsmen to wear khaki pants and a white button-down. I picked out a shirt and pants for them each to purchase that would bring their total bill to $50 and they can keep it and wear it again, rather than rent it.
I did some research and found a great non-iron, untucked shirt from Banana Republic. It had amazing reviews and I got a few personal recommendations that it is a great shirt for the untucked look. For the pants, I looked in Cody’s closet and got the name of the khaki pants he wears from Walmart. I was skeptical when he first bought them years ago, but they’re such a great pair of khaki pants that he now owns 4 pairs for work. Some of the groomsmen said they had to order a size down, but Cody buys his true size in them.
I asked them to wear cognac/brown leather shoes of their choice and a brown belt of their choice. I think they looked so good and am happy we were able to achieve this look on a budget!