I have somewhat of a dilemma. I'm planning a wedding in Wisconsin from my home in California. We decided that making the guys pending $180 on a rental tux was stupid and that we wanted to go more casual than tuxes anyways. So, I spent days looking for the perfect casual/edgy outfit for them to wear that was also low-budget.
After finding the perfect outfit (on sale and everything!) at Express, I quickly let everyone know where to purchased the items(linked them and gave style numbers), how much they were, and that they needed to be purchased ASAP in an email. My FI called them to remind them as well.
Over a month later, all but one of the groomsmen had purchased what we'd asked... and the one who hadn't told us that the shirt was no longer in stores... (I was a bit peeved to say the least). So again I spent hours searching for a new shirt, and had to have the others return the old (and PERFECT for the style I was going for) ones. After a few weeks of no one responding about the new shirts, we decided we would just purchase them all and have them mailed them everyone's homes. The outfits totaled over $200 with shipping.
Basically we've gotten stuck paying for everyone's outfits now, no one has reimbursed us. The guys still need to get matching ties and belts, and they haven't purchased them yet... the wedding is 3 weeks away!
The ushers also haven't purchased their outfits (from Express and Old Navy) and tell me they won't have the money to do it until A WEEK BEFORE THE WEDDING! They've known about the outfits for months... and total the outfits are only $35.
What do I do? How do I get out money back and how do I make sure everyone gets their outfits without having to buy them myself?