I am getting married in a few months 5/11/13 and was thinking about having my groomsmen wear a light gray suit with a white shirt, charcoal vest, and charcoal plaid tie.
My groomsmen range from 6'4" 160lbs to 5'9" 240 lbs.
Please, please give up on the notion that all your groomsmen must be in matching uniforms. I know that bridal planners like the idea, and so may brides, but none of that keeps it from being a bad idea. It is a relatively modern trend, and one which you should not embrace.
Simply make it clear to your groomsmen that they must wear gray suits and white shirts. Let them choose their own gray suits. If you really want to exercise control, specify that they be light gray. If you doubt your groomsmen's ability to find appropriate suits, give your groomsmen a list of 3 or 4 sources where such suits can be obtained, along with a few pictures of the sort of suits which would be acceptable, and emphasize to them that because suits may need minor alterations for best fit, they must purchase their suits no later than *insert date HERE*. Believe it or not, they will almost certainly look better in the wedding photos that way, than they will in matching uniform.
You can even give each groomsmen the charcoal plaid tie you like, as a gift, with instructions to wear it to the wedding.
But unlike bridesmaids, groomsmen are not supposed to all wear identical, unflattering outfits. If your bride thinks differently, explain to her why it's not necessary, and not desirable, that your groomsmen be dressed that way.
I, of course, fully expect my advice to you to be ignored. Good advice usually is.
Edited by 12345Michael54321 - 2/1/13 at 1:23pm