Okay, drama too long for Twitter that I could use some feedback on. ;-)
I'm doing good with my planning, bought lots of stuff like bridesmaids dresses, wedding party gifts, etc. lately. Having a mini meltdown over what the guys are wearing. See, I want them to wear black suits, thought it would be easy for them to each provide their own and it's not a formal wedding so no tuxes necessary. But none of them own a black suit. They'd all have to buy one. Renting a suit is more expensive than renting a tux cuz they're not as common (Simon had to once, it was like $125!).
Simon suggested picking out a suit for them all to buy and helping with the cost (like $100/$150, since I bought the ladies' dresses). I already bought the guys' ties and planned on buying their shirts. WTF should I do about the suits? Give in and have them rent tuxes (minus ties)? Give them a Men's Warehouse gift card and a suit style to buy? (One of the guys has money and expensive taste, feel weird asking him to buy a $300-ish suit when he'd prefer a $900, and feel like $300 is too much for other 2 groomsmen with kids). The ties I bought are staying, they're from the same company as the bridesmaid dresses and are the EXACT same color, which I love.
Didn't really want tuxes. Now I feel like it may be the easiest thing, but may look odd in my semi-casual/semi-dressy wedding. Argh. =( Thoughts?
Thanks all, we've decided! Renting suit-like tuxes using this deal:
Going there to check out styles soon. Thanks everyone!