I was really tempted to make Bradley write this post, but as we speak he’s on a flight to Johannesburg (hard life). What definitely do want him to write however, is a “meet my groomsmen” post. I mean, it’s only fair that the boys get some recognition now that each of my bridesmaids have had theirs, right?!
I was over the moon with Bradley’s choice of groomsmen. I have said it multiple times – if those boys were girls, they would all be my bridesmaids (as well as my current bridesmaids, obviously). But I’ll let him tell you more about them another time.
From the start I handed the ‘groom and groomsmen suits’ job over to Bradley. First of all, I know absolutely nothing about suits. I can tell you what looks nice and what doesn’t but that’s about as far as it goes. And secondly, it’s harder than you think trying to find an outfit that makes four completely different people (five if we include Bradley himself) happy.
Bradley was looking for a specific texture of suit. He wanted grey, thick, tweed style. He wanted the suits to fit in with the rustic/barn theme of our wedding. We found the perfect suit on Pinterest and ever since then Bradley knew exactly what he was looking for.
The first thing that struck both of us as a huge shock was the average price of a suit. Who knew?! We started looking at the nice places (Jack Wills, Bicester Village, Moss Bros etc), but after reality set in, we decided we needed a miracle.
Our miracle was Next. We found exactly what he wanted in Birmingham one evening. With only 20 minutes before the shop closed, Bradley tried it on and did a little cat walk. We knew we had found the suit.
Bradley isn’t particularly fussy about having a different suit from the rest of his groomsmen – and I think by this point he was a bit fed up of looking for good deals. So we bought five of those suits from Next. We decided that a bow-tie would look better than a normal tie. This also means that they don’t need a waistcoat (which saves us a few pounds). Bradley did his research and found an Etsy shop called Linenfox that sold dusty-pink coloured bow-ties for an amazing price.
I told him that he needed to look at least slightly different from his groomsmen, so we agreed that he would wear a matching pocket square. After speaking with our florist, they’re all going to then have button-holes that will compliment the rest of our wedding colours. And braces! We’re yet to find those (Bradley please remember the braces).
Oh, it’s all just going to be so pretty. Thank God for a fiance with style and thank God for Next with their friendly price-tags.