Post # 1
I’m trying to figure out exactly what FH and his groomsmen should wear for the wedding. He’s looked at pictures and said what he likes and doesn’t like and it seems he’s leaning more in the direction of renting a suit. Probably something gray and simple. But he’s worried about the cost for his groomsmen. I’ve checked online and can’t find prices on any of the suit rental pages I’ve looked at. So, what would an approximate cost be?
Something like this:
Post # 3
FI was in two weddings this year and the cost to rent all the pieces was $100 for one wedding and $150 for the other wedding. I’m not sure if any of that included a refunable deposit but I don’t think it did.
Post # 4
If you have a Burlington Coat Factory there, I bought my DHs and GMs Calvin Klein suit there for less than the cost of renting. That included shirts, ties, everything. Problem is they all have to go shopping at once and be able to purchase all at the same time.
Post # 5
@taraelisabeth: I suggest he buy one. For not much more, he will have a suit (with proper alterations) that fits well and looks great.
If you find a suit you like at a national chain, the men can go into their local store to order their suit.
The guys don`t necessarily need to all buy the same suit. All grey suits look good together.
Post # 6
@julies1949: Your image didn’t work! But I’ve considered going with the mismatched and just letting them get what they can afford.
Post # 7
It depends. We went to mens wearhouse. They have rentals starting at 99, but we choose the Vera Wang which we got for 170 with a coupon (they frequently have coupons). Plus, if you have enough people renting (5 or more), your fiance can either get his rental free or give the free rental to a friend, or get a free 500 gift certificate to buy a suit after the wedding. I’m sure there are ways of finding cheap options to buy. Are groomsmen were all over the country, so it was the easiest
Post # 8
avoid Jos A Banks at all costs!! Their rentals were AWFULLL my SIL used them for her wedding and it was headache after headache. and for the price we paid (my husband was a groomsman, i was matron of honor) we should have had gold thread!
Post # 9
If you are ok going with non-matching suits, why rent? Much better off to buy low end suits than to rent. A high end suit (which you won’t get with a rental anyway) only looks better than a low end suit if it fits. And pretty much any suit that isn’t shiny like a salmon looks good the first day you wear it.
Pick either charcoal or navy as the colour, and tell the guys to get their own suits. Then they can wear one they own, or buy one at Men’s Wearhouse, or on a good sale. Nordstrom’s has fantastic value on suits. Avoid Macy’s; theirs are overpriced and, in general, ugly.
These suits were all bought separately:
And they are mid-grey, which is a wide range. Charcoal and navy have much less variation. Going this route, each can spend what he likes – spend omre on a high quality suit, or go with a budget friendly option. Of these three guys, one spent $800, one spent $400, and one spent $200. And now they own the suits!
Post # 10
I personally would be careful about mismatching with gray.
We paid 170 with a coupon at menswearhouse, but that was for the Vera wang
Post # 11
@mgbser: We used Menswearhouse and they were a nightmare. Most guys had to go back at least twice.They forgot 2 guys pants so on the day of the wedding someone had to run back and get them. My husband (FOB) jacket and shirt fit so bdly after 2 tries that he ended up wearing a black shirt and his own jacket. Plus the girl there was extremely rude.
Post # 12
@Sadiepoo: I think it totally depends on the area. We’ve been to the ones where we live and where the wedding is (completely different states). The one by us is horrible. Poor customer service and no one knows what they are doing. The one by my parents house where we are getting married is great. Everyone actually knows what they are talking about. I’m making my fiancé get remeasured there when we go visit. I honestly don’t really care how well the groomsmen tux fit, but I want his to fit well. They literally spent 10 seconds measuring him and by my parents house my dad was asked way more fitting options and they took a lot more time. from here I get the same sort of picture of them. Some are good and some aren’t. It is the same way with any big name tux rental. Definitely check out the store first!
Post # 13
We let our guys use a black suit. Only 1 had to go and buy it, and it saved a ton of money everywhere. We got my DH’s suit at Macys, we caught a 50% off sale and opened a store card (had been meaning to for a while) and he paid less than we would have renting, plus he keeps it! All of our men said they were relieved to not have to pay a lot of money renting and our pictures turned out awesome.