The Groom & Groomsmen | Wedding Series

So today's blog post is all about the men, wit whooo. To start with we knew we would be hiring every body's suits, we had such a range of tall, short, and different body shapes to put it nicely, that meant buying them all would just be too difficult and hard to find in all the right sizes. We wanted grey suits to go with our theme, and so we began looking online at places to rent suits from. 

We ended up going with Moss Bros, thinking that they had quite a good reputation etc, but I was wrong, oh so very wrong. We went in and the men were not helpful at all and didn't really show us much or let Perry try anything on. So we just picked some colours that we thought would go and left the store with all the paper work. Having family and friends that lived near the Lakeside store we went in so they could get sized up, the women took one look at our paperwork and asked what on earth was going on, she said the wrong shirts had been put down (we wanted cravats and not ties) and that the colours for the Groom should match the bride (ivory) so she kindly re done it all for us. We had a package of jacket, trousers, shirts, ties or cravats, waist coat and handkerchiefs and having paid half up front I'm just glad that the women fixed it all for us. The day before the wedding we go into our local store to pick up the suits, we get there and the man instantly looked confused, he went out back and after 10 minutes returns with NO suits. In a panic he calls to find out they hadn't even left the main warehouse, so here we are the day before we get married, an hour before Perry needs to leave to stay at the Best Mans house an hour away and we have no suits for him to take with him. The man then says about getting them delivered the next day hopefully before 1pm!? Our wedding was booked for 1:30pm, by this stage I'm feeling sick and panicked, not exactly what the Bride needs before her big day. Thankfully a manager called and arranged for them to be instantly couriered to the Best Mans house and they did arrive to him a few hours later thankfully, they didn't charge us for the other half of the suits as a apology I guess, but I definitely would have my reservations if your thinking of booking with them. 

So for the suits we picked the Moss 1851 in grey and for the Groom he had a ivory patterned waistcoat, ivory handkerchief, and ivory cravat. The other men had the same suits with a silver/grey waistcoat with the same pattern on as the Groom's, grey handkerchief and a grey cravat to tie in with our theme colours. Sorry about the awkwardly blurred photo above, I don't know if all of them would want to be on here, but hey you can see the suits and how they looked. Archie's trousers matched perfectly and I'm so glad Perry ended up wearing the ivory to match me.

They all had cuff links with their roles on, we just got cheap ones off eBay for £3 and they even come in little gift bags for them, highly recommend! I also got them some socks from Asda that had their roles on as well, I mean if you cant wear Usher socks at a wedding then when can you!? Perry's shoes (above) were from Primark for £12... bargain. 

For Archie our little Page Boy who was 21 months at the time, we got him some RJR trousers in grey, which they ended up matching the adults suits perfectly, he had a white RJR shirt on (both RJR items are from Debenhams), grey braces from Amazon and a baby blue bow tie from eBay. For his shoes we went for white converse, they looked super cute on him and he was able to wear them again afterwards, win!

1 comment :

  1. We are just starting to plan our wedding and you are the second blogger I have come across who have had problems with Moss bros, I will be avoiding them xx


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