Ball and Chain

Posted On July 20, 2009

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Mr Frenchie and his dudes went to Palm Desert this past weekend for his Bachelor party. I’ve heard bit and pieces of what they did, most of which involved staying out of the heat as much as possible. It was only 117! This picture cracked me up and reminded me of a story I heard from Papa Frenchie’s bachelor party. While Mr Frenchie only had to carry around a red cup, Papa Frenchie’s friends made him a cement ball attached to a chain for him to carry around all night! I’d say Mr Frenchie got off easy! What crazy Bachelor party stories have you heard?

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52 Extra Long

Posted On July 6, 2009

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I heard this nasty rumor when we first started planning our wedding, that you could rent suits at Men’s Warehouse. I had this vision of Mr Frenchie in a charcoal gray suit and his dudes in a lighter gray. It all looked so pretty in my head. Guess what? You CANNOT rent suits from Men’s Warehouse, it is NOT that easy. After looking around, it looked like if we were going to have all the groomsmen in matching suits, they were going to have to be purchased.
Why is it so unheard of for groomsmen to purchase their bridal party outfit? Bridesmaids don’t rent their dresses, why should the groomsmen get off so easy?
As if finding gray suits for groomsmen wasn’t hard enough, one of our groomsmen is a 52 extra long. Luckily for me however, my 52 XL made it his job to find a gray suit that everyone could wear. After searching high and low, and ordering a suit only to find out 2 weeks later it only comes in navy blue, we put the great gray suit search to bed this weekend. Thanks to my 52 XLs persistance and Men’s Warehouse’s Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal, 3 groomsmen and FFIL Frenchie, all purchased gray suits this past weekend. PHEW!

On Thursday night we were in a bit of a panic when we couldn’t find a forth person to go in on the suit deal. Groomsman 52XL and Mr Frenchie were calling anyone who might need a suit. Luckily FFIL Frenchie hadn’t purchased a suit in several years and was wondering what he was going to wear to the wedding. I’m so happy it all came together and that is one less thing I need to worry about.

Are/did your groomsmen purchase their outfit?

My Groom

Posted On March 10, 2009

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Okay, now that you know what I’m wearing, it is time to show you what FH will be wearing.
We decided a while ago that because of our more casual venue FH and his dudes are going to wear suits, instead of tuxes. Also, this way we could buy FH’s suit and he can wear it again. We bounced around the idea of light colored suits, like khaki or light tan.
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But, then I was told that “khaki is tacky” and rather than fight it we decided to look at gray… and the more I thought about it the more I liked gray, especially with my dress.
FH went on the hunt for a gray suit and, all on his own, ended up on the ever popular J Crew Weddings site. Even though my parents gave him a gift card to Men’s Warehouse for Christmas, we found the perfect suit at J Crew, so we’ll probably end up buying him a nice shirt from there and other work clothes. Here is the suit he found
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FH is especially fond of the tie clip and tie square because it reminds the suits the guys on Mad Men wear, and he loves the style of their suits.
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Notice the tie squares and tie clips.

What will your groom be wearing? Did he go with a suit or a tux?