Attire and Accessories
Groomsman Bail Out - venting
Just need to write this down for the sake of getting over the stress - my fiance has 4 groomsmen. When a buy one get one free sale came out on suits, (the groom already has one, so we just needed the 4), the guys all agreed that it would be a great deal to go in and split the cost. So for two $400 suits, each guy would pay $200 and get their one suit. The day they all planned to meet up, get measured, and pay, one guy says he can't pay it, even though literally 3 days ago he said he could. My fiance kept asking, are you sure? is this an ok price? if not, I can find a different suit... etc. and the gm kept saying yes it's fine, not a problem, I can totally do that. I mean, it's fine and all, and there's nothing we can really do about it, and I really do understand everyone has their own financees, but my fiance ended up having to pay for this 4th guys suit just so the other gm who would have been splitting the cost wasn't stuck paying full price. The thing that's the kicker is that my fiance was asked to buy a $500 suit for this groomsman's wedding, the gm has been in the wedding party since november 2010, has known about some of these costs since then, and thoroughly insisted the $200 was not a problem. My fiance even decided to pay for all the alterations for the guys, so if he doesn't get any money from the gm, he just dropped $450 for a gift and a nice gesture in paying for the mens' alterations. That's a lot of money for us! So we have a suit, now, sitting in our apartment, that no one is going to wear...because, here's another great kicker - the gm refuses to wear it if my fiance paid for it, but he also refuses to pay for it or even a portion of it. So if he won't accept that the groom paid so he can have his best friend in the wedding party, it really goes to waste. *sigh* just a bummer of an evening - especially after all the recent excitement of having shower invites out, my veil just came in, and the groom's ring just arrived... such a good day before all this!! I think it'll be ok - I know this stuff happens. We're getting so close to the wedding, everything is either super exciting or super stressful... it's the crazy time now!! Thanks for listening (reading)!
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