Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Dudes Apparel

My mission this weekend? Find 9 more of these ties:
These ties work so well with the purple color of the bridesmaids dresses and I think they will look really sharp with white shirt and black suit. We are not going with the traditional vest/tie combo that you rent at Men's Warehouse or any other tuxedo rental place. Instead, we are buying all of our groomsmen and ushers matching ties and renting suits to go with them. 

I found two of these babies at Younkers, but need to track down nine more. I have my friends scouring Younkers in their cities looking for me. I tried to order them online, but they had every color in this style EXCEPT purple! Dang it. Hopefully by the end of the weekend we will have 11 total in our possession. 

This is the look we are going for with the guy's apparel:

This is a picture from a friend of a friend's wedding, I love how the stripes look against the white shirts and the simplicity of it all. 

Hopefully on Monday I will have good news on the following topis:
  • Ties
  • Candles and candle holders
  • A few more vases
  • The dress and accessories.
I know, I said I found my dress, but I go cold feet. I will probably end up going with my orignal choice, but I want to look in Chicago just ONE more time to be sure... :)

Until Monday!


  1. Hi Katie, I absolutely love that tie! Great choice!

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    Thanks in advance!