whether to rent or buy your formalwear.
If you are having a formal wedding, consider buying
a tuxedo. Most rental tuxedos are of moderate quality.
Purchasing a tux now will save you money in the
long run for future weddings and for formal events.
You will also have a better fitting, tailored tux.
The Pros and
Cons of Renting or Buying a Tuxedo
Do you buy or rent your tuxedo? The best way to decide
is to ask yourself whether or not you see yourself
attending a lot of Black-Tie events in the future.
If you see yourself in this position, buying a tuxedo
is probably the best decision. A tuxedo that is purchased
can be tailored to your specifications. This makes
for a tux that will fit and look a whole lot better.
On the other hand, if you don’t see yourself
attending anything that requires a tuxedo, renting
is your best choice.
Pros of Renting:
a tuxedo to rent is fairly easy
of selection makes decisions easier to narrow down.
groomsmen don’t need to search for tuxedos on
No uses in buying a tuxedo you’re only going
to wear once.
Stop Shopping: You can shop for rental shoes and tuxedos
all at one location.
Easy to Match tux with Groomsmen’s tux’s
Cons of Renting:
lot of rental stores carry tuxedos that can look outdated
can’t be tailored to suit your body type
Pros to Buying
selection is available for purchase
tuxedo can be tailored to fit your body type
stores carry more contemporary styles and cuts
often carry tuxedos of a higher quality
you plan on attending a lot of functions where a tuxedo
is required, then buying is your
Cons to Buying a tuxedo:
for a tuxedo can be time consuming. Shopping at multiple
stores, tailoring the suit
your needs, not being able to find the right shoes,
tuxedos are often very expensive.
buying a tuxedo you only plan on wearing once doesn’t
make much sense.
a TUXEDO or SUIT
Ask your lady to come along to several Suit and Tux
Shops for a try-on session. This will allow her to
give an opinion on the style of tuxedo that best compliments
giving your guys a break and choose a standard black
tux with or without a certain vest and tie for them.
That way they can wear their own tux if they own one.
If you go with matching vests and ties, they can be
rented separately. Set yours apart from your groomsmen
and choose a different color tie and/or vest from
the rest of your groomsmen.
you choose to have your groomsmen wear the exact same
tuxedo, Set up a time to fit formalwear. If they are
coming from different parts of the country, choosing
a national chain may make this easier for your boys.
Some chains offer websites that allow your guys to
enter in their sizes.
formal wear rental chain can meet any particular needs
you might have. Just make sure there is a store located
close to the wedding location so items can be picked
up and returned easily. This can avoid groomsmen having
to bring their rented tuxs on the plane and having
them wrinkled on the wedding day.
Regardless of whether you wear a suit or a tuxedo,
you’re going to need new shoes. Shine ‘em
up at a shoe shiner near you!
If wearing a suit, your belt should be the same color
as the shoes.
A tux does not require a belt. Don’t even try
it. If you’ve lost weight, go with suspenders.
The Tux shoes:
Patent-leather shoes are the standard, but definitely
not necessary. A brand new pair of black leather shoes,
newly shined will also work and may be more comfortable
for the hours of dancing ahead. Rental companies will
charge you an additional fee for usually low quality
patent-leather shoes. Consider wearing your own new
black shoes instead.