Post # 1
So my FI went with his groomsmen to get sized and place an order to rent tuxes. I didn’t go with them as it seemed like a nice guys day out. We had to use a chain store as all the groomsmen don’t live around us.
Well, yesterday my FI informs me that his tux and all the others have to be returned the day after the wedding, and the nearest store is an hour and a half away. He said he assumed he would just take all of them back himself. Really!? He’s going to spend the entire first day we’re married running errands? This sucks.
I don’t know why, but this really upset me for some reason. Did you have someone else take them back, did they give you a couple days? This just seems ridiculous to me. Maybe I’m overreacting, but i kind of wanted to spend the day at home relaxing!
Post # 3
We got ours from Mens Warehouse. Their rental is 3 days, so we pick up the day before and they have to be returned the day after. They said you could extend it for an additional fee. Works for us becuase my parents will be returning them for us.
Post # 4
Ours we can pick up the Thurs before (Sat wedding) and they have to be returned by the Monday after. Savvi Formalwear is who we are going through
Post # 5
Ours were due back the day after the wedding, and they closed at 4pm on Sundays. We were supposed to go straight to the hotel and then straight to our honeymoon afterward, so no time for errands. My hubby completely dropped the ball in coordinating this – but I still love him lol.
He forgot to bring a change of clothes to the reception, so we had to stop by his parents’ house for some clothes after the reception, just so he could take his tux off! We had to sneak in to avoid meeting any of his family. If someone had seen us it would have been an hour of chatting about the wedding and we didn’t want that. So he changed his clothes and left his tux there and called his best man to pick up the tux and return it the next day.
My family knew they had to return my brothers’ tuxes the next day too, but never bothered to check into what time the place closed. They showed up at 4:15pm too late. They would have been charged a late fee, except that the place was really nice and waived the fee since my family is actually from out of town.
So given the hassle we went through, I think you have valid concerns. Find someone you can trust to round up all the tuxes and bring them back. Otherwise call the tux place and see if they’ll give you an extra day or two.
Post # 6
There really is no reason that the rental place needs them back the next day. It’s just an opportunity for them to charge an additional fee if you are late.
That being said, you have a couple of options. Find out what the fee is for an extra day.
Or, have all the groomsmen bring a change of clothes to the reception, change out of their tuxes and have one person designated to return everything the next day.
There must be one reliable member of the wedding party or family who could do that for you.
Post # 7
I would just try and find someone to return all the tuxes for you, someone that is responsible and trustworthy.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
The next day thing is pretty standard… Mr. Lox’s is due back the next day too.
I agree with everyone else… just have someone else run the errand. Easy peasy! 🙂
Post # 9
I think my FI feels bad asking someone to do it for him. I guess he’s a pleaser and always wants to take everything on himself. I just went to the store locator, and there is one that my dad will go by when he makes the trek back home the next day. Maybe that will be an option if he leaves early enough (this one is two and a half hours away in the other direction.)
Why do i have to live in the middle of nowhere! LOL
I think we’ll either ask my dad or one of the groomsmen, I just want to lay around and hug all day and be happy! Plus he has to go back to work Monday and I have to go to school. le sigh.
Post # 10
Here, it’s tradition for the best man to always take the tux back. Our BM was there at 1pm the next day take DH’s back for us – so we didn’t have to worry about it!
Post # 11
Yes we had to return them on the Sunday by 1pm (wedding was on Saturday). Drop it off with the best man or someone else who could return it.
Post # 12
also, it’s pretty normal to run errands the day after the wedding. we had to go pick up leftover things at the venue. we had to also go to the bakery and return the cake stand. and we had to have our families over so they could drop things off that they were holding on to or picked up from the reception.
the day after the wedding was very busy.
Post # 13
I don’t really mind going over to pick up things and having people over to drop things off, but I think it would be really inconvenient to spend the entire day driving just to drop off a tux.
I just told one of my bridesmaids about the whole thing, and she even offered to take them back (there’s an anthropologie close by, haha).
Post # 14
@ariel: Good! I’m glad you’re friend is going to take them. We’re not renting tuxes. But my FI’s brother got married last year and tuxes were due back the next day by 4pm. Everyone lived in the same city as the rental place, so it wasn’t a big deal. But they just changed out of their clothes that night, gave them to the best man, who then returned them the next day.
Post # 16
Assign a Groomsman to do it. Ours had to be back the next day, but all we had to do was make sure they were together with the hotel concierge and the tux company picked them up. Even that task we assigned to a groomsman since we didn’t want to be bothered.