Just a quick round up of opinion if you don't mind chaps.
Have you ever been a best man or usher? If so did you have to buy your own outfit?
Am I being old fashioned in thinking that if someone wants you to do the honour of being their best man/usher, that they should pay?
The reason being, my better half is going to be an Usher in a couple of months for a mate of his. We have worked out the cost of actually attending their wedding/stag/hen nights and it is going to cost us more than our wedding cost.
Just to summarise:
Stag Do: Â£90 for coach and accom. (plus whatever is spent on drinks,food and )
Hen night: Â£50 for meal and limo plus drinks and club entry (She can ram it I aint going)
Suit hire for Usher Â£80
Hotel the night before and night of the wedding Â£189 (plus drinks)
My outfit (I begrudge buying something new to be honest but lets say Â£75)
And you can bet the cheeky bleeders will want a present.
I just think that if you want 6 Ushers then you should be able to pay for them as we could all have big lavish weddings if every other bugger ends up forking out for it.
We went for the cheap as chips option and did it abroad. We didnt even tell anyone until we got back, as I didn't want the whole pomp and circumstance and to be fair I would rather save the money towards a mortgage and not start off our marriage in debt for the sake of one day.
What do you guys think: