To buy or to rent – What’s best for the groom?
Even if you’re getting married on a hot tropical island, your best shorts won’t make a good choice as your wedding attire. You’ll probably want to put on some formal wear to meet your bride for the biggest day of your life.
If you’re a regular attendant of black-tie events, you may already be the owner of a great suit or a classy tuxedo. If not, you might be one of the soon to be grooms who needs to ask himself whether he wants to buy or rent a tuxedo. Since tuxedo prices start in the 250 -500$ range, the question will be how often you’ll need the tux.
If you’re attending formal events several times a year, you can look at it as an investment – you will wear it for years without going out of style! But if you’re not really comfortable in formal wear anyways, you might as well rent it this one time.
Tuxedo rental tips
Let us give you some tips on your tuxedo rental:
1. Visit a formal wear store which keeps its inventory updated. You don’t want to be seen it that crazy blue tuxedo from the 70’s.
2. Make sure you’ll get measured properly (Waist, jacket size, inseam) and fit the tuxedo prior to the wedding day!
3. The tux dealer should be capable of supplying you with all the accessories you may need, like a cummerbund, suspenders, cuff links and shoes.
4. Make your groomsmen get their suits at the same store, so you will match perfectly. As a result, you could expect a little discount from the owner. If they live in several different places, you can ask your groomsmen to get their measurements from their local tailor and send them over to you…
Make sure you organize your rental suit early so you don’t end up stressing close to the big day!