Post # 1
So, we’re only 7 weeks from our wedding day and the groom doesn’t have a tux yet. I’m not worried though, because I’m not very picky and I’m letting him wear whatever tuxedo he wants. My concern is who should pay for it? My parents are paying for our wedding, the budget is fairly low and that’s because it’s what they can afford. Although they did pay for my dress, do you think it’s selfish of me to expect my fiancé to buy his tuxedo? I feel bad too though b/c I know he has a lot of other expenses, i.e. the honeymoon which I’m still in the process of paying my half back to him. I know this is something that should be discussed between me and FH, BUT, we do tend to get in annoying arguments over money, and I wanted to hear what you ladies thought first?
I should also add that we don’t want to rent a tuxedo and that if we add the tux to my parents’ budget, we would be over-budget most likely. Also, I feel bad asking my parents to buy his tux.
Post # 3
I don’t think you are being selfish if you and your FI have the funds to buy a tux. My husband purchased his suit (3 pcs for about $250 total, awesome sale at Macys). I think tuxes can get expensive though.
I know you said you didn’t want to rent, but do you think there would be many other times when your FI would actually wear the tux? If not, I personally would not be comfortable asking either my parents or his parents to foot the bill when renting is the more affordable option.
Post # 4
I think especially since he doesn’t want to rent then he should buy it himself. Perhaps if there’s a bit of $$ left over that your parents budgeted it can be contributed towards the cost but I don’t think buying a brand new tuxedo is a typical wedding cost.
Post # 5
Thanks girls! I def. can’t ask my parents to pay for it, and since we don’t want to rent, FH will pay for it. I do think it’d be something useful to have for future events.