Inspiration for your road to the altar

Tie ‘Em Up

March 14, 2008
As I’ve mentioned before, I am painfully indecisive. I am also really terrible at trying to visualize how things will look…I need to see them beforehand so I can stare at the picture for hours on end, agonize over it a little more, and then come to a decision. Since our wedding party is essentially traveling from all over the country, we’ve decided to just tell the boys to wear their own black suits. Plain black, no stripes, but the rest is up to them. If they want to rent one, buy one, wear one they already have, doesn’t matter to me! I am envisioning black suits, white shirts, and a green tie. Easy, right? Not so much. I’ve been hunting for months to find the perfect green tie! I really wanted a stripe of some sort and nearly every green tie is paired up with navy blue stripes. And then, when I was close to my witts end, I found this at Brooks Brothers:

It’s the perfect shade of green, no blue stripes, and it’s also $75. That would mean that if we only bought these for the groom & two groomsmen we’re looking at over $200. I whined and cried and kept looking. But now my friends, Brooks Brothers is having a sale! Not only do you get 15% off your entire purchase (25% if you have a store card) the ties are buy one get one 30% off. A little over $50/tie is a lot more reasonable and it will make an excellent gift for the boys (we liked them so much the ushers and the Dad’s are getting some too). But since I am a freak and have to create mock-ups of things to see what they’ll look like, I had to get a visual of the entire ensemble before ordering. I give you, a really bad mock-up of the groomsmen:

The ties are ordered! And yes, there is a pocket square in that picture for a reason. I don’t know what color we’ll wind up going with but B is completely against boutonnieres so this is our alternative. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

  • Lyndsy writes:

    The ties are fabulous! After much hooing and hawing, Elon and I decided to just order matching ties for the groomsmen that were the same color as the bridesmaid sashes. Such a relief right?


  • theselittlemoments writes:

    Great ties! I’m going to have to check out the sale because I need red ones. :)


  • Julia writes:

    Love them! I totally wanted to do that for our guys but we didn’t end up doing it. Nate would have worshipped me if I let them all get Brooks Brothers ties:)


  • Darci writes:

    Lyndsy – you’re exactly right, SUCH a relief to have the ties out of the way! I spent a painfully long amount of time looking for them. And Molly – they have red ties!


  • jessica writes:

    how do you do the mock up? that is so cool! i laughed outloud when i saw the photo, before i realized it has been altered because i thought it was just his real tie…i was like “are short ties a new guy trend??”


  • A Windy City Wedding writes:

    this is perfect, did you happen to order 4 more for me! :)


  • Danica writes:

    No bouts? I truly do love you! I knew we had something special! :)


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