Broke-Ass Category: The Groom

11/18

Affiliate Disclaimer NewVintage Midnight Blue Tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash
Go vintage! Check out this 50s midnight blue tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash ($275)

Fellas, let’s talk tuxedos. Being a groom is probably one of the few times in our lives that wearing a tux is appropriate. Some of you may want to take a little advice from Jay Gatsby and suit up for this magical occasion. And guess what? You don’t have to look all extra-formal and stuffy while you do it. Here are a few non-traditional ways we’ve found to sport a slick tuxedo for the big day.
Combatant Gentleman Navy Tux
Navy is a fun and easy way to do a formal look that’s just a little different. This one from Combatant Gentlemen also comes in heather gray and is only $200!
J Crew Chambray Tuxedo
Ditch the plain ole white button up for a seasonal pattern to mix it up. (IN LOVE with this Chambray Tux, btw.) J. Crew, $525.
Etsy Banded Collar Bib Tux Shirt
Here’s a neat idea: A banded collar bib tux shirt — no tie necessary! It still looks great even without the jacket. Etsy seller SixStarUniforms, $18.95 & Up.
Tuxedo T-Shirt from Etsy seller YouHadMeAtInk
Sorry, you guys. I couldn’t help myself. It is a fun groom’s gift though. Etsy seller YouHadMeAtInk, $16
Men's Warehouse Gray Tuxedo
The best thing about this color and style is that you could use these pieces separately for any occasion. Men’s Wearhouse, $695.
Burgundy Tuxedo
Way into this color for a tuxedo, it’s really unexpected. The vest is a great way to make it polished even without the jacket. Amazon, $109.97.

How do you feel about tuxedos? Have you found some cool ways to wear one? Share with us using #brokeassbride on Instagram.

  • 11/4

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewSteampunk Notepad from Etsy seller OldWaysFussnFeathers
    Steampunk Notepad, $13.50 from Etsy seller OldWaysFussNFeathers

    Hey dudes, do you remember way back when people used to have giant desks and write letters to each other all day? Major #fbf, I know. There are some of us out there that still practice this ancient art form, believe it or not. Though there’s the ease of sending an email or setting up a Facebook invite, there’s nothing that has quite the same amount of value as receiving a hand-written letter or card in the mailbox. For grooms, letters can be a great way to ask your groomsmen to be in your ceremony, to send personal announcements and for sending thank you cards after it’s all over. Stationery also makes for a mature, personalized gift for the true gentlemen in your life.

    Surprisingly enough, there’s a lot of print options out there, with options to even have your own custom items. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite places for business cards, postcards, stationery all all kinds of other things you can use to personalize your letters.

    Elegant Marble Personalized Stationery from Minted
    Elegant Marble Personalized Stationery, $50 for 25 from Minted

    Dapper Dude Stationery from Etsy seller TheFinePrintPaperie
    Dapper Dude Cards, $12 from Etsy seller TheFinePrintPaperie

    Beer Lover Stationery from Etsy seller WhatACardCards
    Beer Lover Cards, $12 from Etsy seller WhatACardCards

    Initial Stationery from Etsy seller ShopKellyRenay
    Initial Notepad, $20 from Etsy seller shopKellyRenay

    Moo Business Cards
    Printfinity Business Cards from Moo (prices vary)

    Typewriter Notecards from Etsy seller TheGentlemansStudy
    Typewriter Correspondence Cards, $18 from Etsy seller TheGentlemansStudy

    What do you think about writing cards and letters? Any places you favor that I didn’t mention? Share your favorites in the comments below with or with #brokeassbride on Instagram and Facebook.

  • 10/21

    Personalized Pocket Square

    Personalized Beer Cooler, $30 from Etsy seller HeritageWedding Gifting is hard. Gifting on a budget is really hard. Especially when it's for your favorite dudes. You want to get your groomsmen something awesome, yet thoughtful — but holy crap everything always seems so expensive. While it would be nice to be able to get them all big screen TVs or spring for a dudes' trip…

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    10/7

    Etsy MyScrapbookDesigns Myrtle Beach Overlay

    Scrapbook overlay available from Etsy seller MyScrapbookDesigns Hello, beach babes. This post is all about one of the most temperate beaches in the U.S., Myrtle Beach. It’s a great honeymoon destination because of all the amusements, parks, entertainment and dreamy sunsets. It’s also a great place for the low-cost honeymoon, since there are so many things to do under a tight budget. Alright, fellas. You’ve…

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    9/23

    TheTieBarAccessories

    Dudes, let’s face it. When it comes to saving money for your wedding, every single penny counts. One of the easiest ways to trim down your budget is to cut down the costs of small things, like fashion accessories. Our friends over at The Tie Bar have an immense assortment of pieces for guys, in a wide range of options. Here’s a list of items…

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  • 9/9

    Nordstrom Classic Cashmere Sport Coat

    Classic Cashmere Sport Coat, $348.98 from Nordstrom “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” – Hardy Amies, Fashion Designer Patterns can be a tricky style element—do it wrong and you might end up looking like a character from Alice in Wonderland. There are some pretty simple rules regarding patterns, and how to mix them,…

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    8/12

    Mens Whiskey Barrel Wood Wedding Band

    Hey there, dudes! It’s time to talk about rings. We've covered the baubles for the ladies, and now it's time to focus on you. I won’t go into a long diatribe about their significance, the symbolism of eternal love and blah, blah, blah. Instead, I’ve done a bit of shopping and I’m gonna share the loot I’ve found. The list is separated into three categories:…

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    1/29

    Real Wedding- Penelope & Mikiya's Charmingly Creative Campground Commitment

    Credit: Emily Takes Photos Alright grooms, I'm gonna give you a quick and dirty lesson about your shirting. Don't worry — it's not gonna be that brutal. However, before we get into styling, it's important to note a few key things when the shopping for the right shirt, especially when it comes to a wedding. And while it may seem that shirts can run on the…

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  • 1/15

    06_Christen-Leigh-Wedding-Portraits-005

    Photo: Persimmon Images It's no wonder these distant islands are a popular trip destination; it's always beautiful, the climate is fairly temperate year round, and there's TONS to do! When you're packing for your Hawaii honeymoon, be sure to consider all the activities you'll be doing. Bring appropriate footwear, outerwear, and swimwear. And as always, I recommend bringing at least one outfit that's dressy enough…

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