Post # 1
I feel like if anyone else asked this question, I would be able to answer it. But now it’s personal, and I feel funny asking my cousin to pay $130 to have her son wear a tux in our wedding. He’s FIVE, and his tux is the same price as the groomsmens! This blows my mind.
Anyhow, I’ve told her that we don’t have a strong preference – he’s going to be adorable in a tux or in his Sunday best – and she said that he would get a kick out of a tux. Soooo, does she pay? Or do I pay? I don’t want to assume that she’s paying if that’s not standard, but honestly, we can’t swing that right now, and if it’s me paying, that cute kid will be in his own clothes. 🙂
Post # 3
I don’t have a RB, but I am under the impression that the parents pay.
Post # 4
I would think that the parents pay, just as your bridesmaids and groomsmen do.
Post # 5
I think traditionally his parents are supposed to pay, but in my case, I’m buying the RB outfit and the FG dress.
Post # 6
Oh man – you mean I can ask my brother’s ex to pay for my nephew’s tux?? She’s the mom! =)
Since the RB tux was to cost the same as the GM tuxes, we’re just forgoing the entire thing. My brother and his gf are both already in the wedding party and paying for their attire, I didn’t want them to have to shell out another $150. My nephew is just going to wear black pants, and we’re going to buy him little suspenders that coordinate with the GMs.
Post # 7
Thanks for responding so fast! You guys rock. 🙂 Since we’ve got a perfect consensus at the moment, I’m off to let her know the cost!
Post # 8
My RB’s parents are buying his.
Post # 9
@twalila – that’s a good idea. I like the black suspenders idea, and I’ll offer it as an alternative. Although she’s not in the wedding party, so she might not mind spending $130 to see her little guy all dressed up. He’s kind of a doll. 🙂
Post # 10
Would you consider something like this for your RB? It isn’t nearly as expensive and it’s so cute (at least IMO!).
Post # 11
@SanDiegoAli – that is super cute! Looking around on amazon, there are much cheaper options! We’ll see what his mom says – I just sent her the cost of the tux, and some cheaper alternatives. If she goes for the pricey tux, then that’s fine with me, but it’s great to have some cute back up options!
Post # 12
I think it is standard that his mom pays. Just ask her- tell her you are fine with his Sunday Best, or she can pay for the tux, let her choose.
Post # 13
I bought our RB a cute little tux at walmart for $15, but he is only three. I can’t see putting that kind of money into a full blown tux when the likelyhood of them ruining it is pretty high, kids are kids.
Post # 14
hello I just saw your post the wedding is right around the corner, PLEASE try looking on Craigslist in your area and Ebay!!! My son has been a ring bearer twice, we have a gently used childrens shop right near home and we got the suit jacket pants vest and shirt for $30!!!! help a mom out.
Post # 15
The boy’s parents pay for it
Post # 16
I think traditionally the parents of the RB and FG pay…but I decided to pay for my flower girls dress, but that was a personal choice. Are you comfortable asking them to pay? Do you think they would offer to reimburse you if you bought it?