When it comes to weddings, we know it’s common to focus all our attention on the bride. From her ring, to gown, to jewelry and shoes, her choices are endless. But what about the groom? So often I see grooms wearing ill fitted rental suits and shoes. This breaks my heart because it’s not just the brides big day, the guys deserve to look and feel their best as well! Thankfully Grooms Grotto is changing all that.
Last year I was introduced to Grooms Grotto and instantly feel in love. These guys are changing the wedding world one custom suit at a time. Not only are their suits fully customizable, but the fit is amazing, and the price is more than reasonable! I’m thrilled to share more about this amazing company below, and did I mention they are OC based – it’s just keeps getting better and better!
Tell us a little bit about how you got started in weddings?
Grooms Grotto recognizes that the groom and his wedding party are extremely underserved when it comes to suit and tux options. Co-founders Matt and Nick realized this after being in several weddings themselves. Every wedding they either had to make their way to a rental shop or to a low-end department store to find a suit that fit everyone size and budget.
Suit shopping became a chore rather than a positive experience. In the end, the Groom always had to settle on a generic suit or tux that worked for all of his groomsmen.
Meanwhile, the bride-to-be had the full experience. She went with her friends and family to a bridal shop, toasted champagne, and said “yes to the dress”.
Grooms Grotto is shaking up the industry and giving back to the Groom. Our goal is to provide a memorable experience as well as a quality custom suit at an affordable price.
How would you describe your style?
Grooms Grotto remains as style neutral as possible. We spend a lot of time asking questions about the wedding theme, colors, and vision of the wedding couple. Our goal is to help our clients design a suit that reflects their personality while fitting into the overall vision and theme of the wedding.
What inspires you?
Making the world a better place one suit at a time. It is very gratifying to watch the Groom try on our suit for the very first time. It is the moment that sparks confidence and an emotional realization that this suit was designed specifically for his wedding day.
What do you love about weddings?
The common thread that we love is that no two weddings are the same. Each wedding is an expression of the couple’s personality in which they invite family and friends to celebrate their commitment to each other.
What are the most important factors couples should consider when choosing suits?
1.) Fit – Most suits found in high-end department stores or rental shops are what the industry calls “Off the Rack”. This means they are mass-produced by the thousands in a few different generic sizes. To complicate the process, each Brand will assume different proportions and fabric allowances. This is why the same size from one Brand will fit completely different than the same size in another Brand. This makes selecting the proper fit for an entire wedding party very challenging and usually results in costly suit alterations or bad wedding photos.
2.) Suit Options- Weddings are a special and unique day for the Bride & the Groom. Countless hours are spent selecting the flowers, vendors, bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. We believe that the Groom and his groomsman should have just as many options when selecting their suits.
When you buy a Grooms Grotto suit or tux, you get to choose from hundreds of fabrics, liners, buttons, and design options. Most importantly you get a suit that was designed for you that will fit you perfectly regardless of your size or body type.
What sets you apart from others in your field?
We provide detailed comprehensive style consulting to create the perfect custom suit for the Groom and his groomsmen. We value the experience just as much as the quality of our suits. That is why “The Grotto” was designed to be a place where you can come relax, have a beer, and catch up with your friends all while being measured for your custom suit. We invite you to come and experience the Grotto, you won’t be disappointed.
What advice do you have for newly engaged couples?
Enjoy the process!! Getting married is not just about the big day but also the days before and the days long after.