This past week my fiancé sent the suit we picked out to the groomsmen to order. We had been looking for a nice navy suit for a while with no luck. It was not the easiest color to find at rental companies, so we thought if we could find it for under $200 (not too much more than a rental), we would ask the guys to buy them. We were super excited when our friend had the idea of J.Crew's Factory store and the suits were nice and affordable. My post on the full color scheme can be found here.
Now that we have the suits picked out, it's time to think about how to pair it with shirts, ties, and shoes...
This groom kept it classic and simple, but added some fun with the gingham shirt.
Here we see some other colors used - purple and grey.
This guy paired his suit with a white shirt and light blue tie. I like.
I'm loving the brown shoes on this groom and how he added some personality with the socks! I also love how the bride tied in the deep blue color with her earrings and heels.
I'm not really sure how to coordinate it so that my groom and his guys all go together. I also don't want the guys to have to buy any more items, so I'm thinking we could have them wear white shirts and then get different ties - they could all be similar colors and shapes, but with different patterns. Or we could have everyone wear their own different-patterned or plain blue shirts and do a simple navy tie. Option #3 would be to keep it more simple with white shirts and the same ties. For the shoes, we'll ask them all to wear their own brown leather shoes.
What do you think? How are your men coordinating?
On another note, we are about to order the proofs for the invitations. I can't wait to see them in-person!