I was the one in Perth last weekend so it was my job to buy the Mr and his Merry Men their ties.
I thought this would be the easiest job ever. A tie for the Mister and four for his groomsmen.
But as it happens it's not easy to get four matching ties.
Turns out menswear shops rarely stock up to four of any particular tie. It's not like womens accessories where they have more out the back. What's on dispaly is all they have. Even the big department stores.
One shop suggested I get some ties made up.. but when he showed me the shiney polyester fabric swatches I knew I couldn't do that to my Mister, or his friends.
In the end I had to go to two different shops to scrounge together four matching ties, my choices were limited.
So the four Groomsmen will be wearing black ties, with the Mr is a reddish plumy coloured tie that looks good against the BM dresses, as seen in pic below.
I think the groomsmen are the ones who are usually supposed to wear the coloured ties but it was the best I could do.
Now all I need to do is buy the boys their shirts. But I'm waiting on three of them to get back to me with their neck measurements.. I was originally going to go with ivory but changed my mind, I think crisp white slim fitting shirts will look the best.