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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    I was just wondering, when OH/bestman/FOB go for suits, can I go too so that I can make sure they get the right colour/accessories etc?? I know that a lot of people leave it completely up to them to sort it but I think I'd like to be there initially! Does the groom wear a different colour cravat to the groomsmen to make him stand out?

    Also, what's the average time scale on men and their suits??

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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    depends on the shop but iv been told 8 weeks before is plenty of time by a few shops but can go earlier, im planning to go 3-4 months before . im planning on going with my OH for colour etc. generally the grooms cravat should match the bride (most commonly ivory) and the groomsmen will match the bridesmaids. xx




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    • MrsC2bee
      CommentAuthorMrsC2bee
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    I'm going with my oh n the men as he doesn't know what to get lol as he ordering a kilt but its a complete surprise so I'm in charge of sorting the men's suits lol x
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    • Sarah D
      CommentAuthorSarah D
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    Im going with H2B for his kilt and will do the same with the BM, we are having H2B a kilt made so he wants me to go to xx

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    • CharlotteE98
      CommentAuthorCharlotteE98
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    I went with my OH and we took a friend with us. We went last March and OH has been going to do the measurements with everybody over the last month or so. The measurements were done in November 2013 for his Sister's wedding in April 2014 and his Brother ended up with a suit that was too small, so we've left it a bit later for ours. OH is wearing an ivory cravat and everybody else is wearing a teal one.
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    I went with hubby to choose everything, all the groomsmen, my dad and FIL all went to get measured approx 8 weeks before the wedding.

    Hubby had a gold cravat/handkerchief and all the other's had red. The idea was the groomsmen and dad's matched the bridesmaid's red dresses and hubby had the gold to go with my ivory dress, he had a red rose button hole to match my bouquet and the others all had ivory rose buttonholes to match the bridesmaids' bouquets.

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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 6th 2015
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    go into a couple of shops near you and ask how much time before the wedding you need to go for suits as they are all different x




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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 7th 2015
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    Thank you for the advice.... I'm pleased that I can go initially as I'd like to help with suit selection. We roughly know what we want but OH would feel better if I went too.
    I'm pleased I know about the groom wearing an ivory cravat and the rest in the same as BM.....

    I will definitely ask at our local shops for time scales as my OH is a BIG man and so is the best man so having stock in their size could be an issue.

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Apr 7th 2015
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    I want to go with my OH but I'm not sure he wants me to.. I think it's nice for the groom to have that responsibility, but like you say, it's just making sure the little things tie in like the cravats/ties and pocketfolds etc!

    We're going to do suit shopping Jan next year so about 5 months in advance.

    My OH wants to stand out even more as the groom so he wants to wear a navy suit with the groomsmen in grey. They will be wearing ties and waistcoats to match their suits but will be having different coloured pocketfolds to tie in with the different coloured bridesmaid dresses :)

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    • WelshBrideBethan2015
      CommentAuthorWelshBrideBethan2015
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 7th 2015
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    I went with h2b to choose suit but he will be going to fittings and all that just with ushers and bestman and my dad and his dad :

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