Tuxes for kids cost what now?!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ugh we have to get tuxs for our 1 and 2 yr old and not looking forward to buying them. I was looking at amazon but I’m scared to buy without seeing them first. I would keep looking though, they don’t have to perfectly match.

Post # 3
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I’ve heard this before. It’s seems crazy. We don’t have any chidren in the wedding. But personally I would look for something elsewhere in the same colors .

Post # 4
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

MsGinkgo:  Ughh, I was dreading this. I haven’t looked into it yet (been engaged since Christmas but wedding is next March) but we have 4 sons (12, 11 and 7 year old twins) that will need tuxes. I’ve browsed the girls dresses since we have 2 daughters (14, 9) but they were pretty reasonable. 

Post # 5
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

FI and his groomsmen just recently went and reserved their tuxes.<br />Oh. My. Gawd.<br />They cost $220 each to R.E.N.T. !!!<br />My bridesmaids each paid between $80 and a$150 for their dresses and they get to KEEP them!  I was so beside myself.  He got the charcoal grey from Men’s Wearhouse in the Vera Wang collection, but it still would have only cost $30 less to rent from the standard selection.<br /><br />Another thing that pisses me off is the fact that they advertise that David’s Bridal and Men’s Wearhouse are sister companies, and that they have accessories that match the same colors that David’s Bridal offers in bridesmaid dresses, but apparently not my chosen color.  I picked DB dresses in chiffon and Iris in color, but they don’t have Iris colored pocket squares to rent or to buy.  W.T.F.?!

Post # 6
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42538 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kids tuxes cost the same as adults to rent because they are not rented as often, therefore the vendor doesn’t make the same mount of money on them as they do on the adult tuxes.

Sometimes it is less expensive to buy kids’ tuxedos than rent. Check AdHuntr, where they are sold all the time.

Post # 8
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, if it helps, technically 8 year old’s shouldn’t wear formal wear anyway, so you can make that your reason for deciding against it so you don’t feel cheap 😛 (or rent it because you want to, and continue to vent here when wedding things about you :p)

But I’m only a little surprised. The costs of stocking and cleaning and maintaining a small tux are the same as an adult one.

Post # 9
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4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My 2 year old nephew was our ring bearer, and we put him in the most adorable matching tux. And yes, it cost the same to rent as the grown men’s. We did it through Men’s Wearhouse though, and they had an offer that the 5th tux was free, so we extended that to my nephew.

Post # 10
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

MsGinkgo:  Our ring bearer (18 months old) is going to be wearing bear ears (get it, ring bear-rer!  Dawww!), but his momma (my bridesmaid) also wants to have him a little suit.  Where do we go for this?  No way in hell am I allowing her to pay over $100 for a mini-tux/suit rental!

Post # 13
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2962 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

MsGinkgo:  Check out zulily.com for boys tuxes. They are very reasonable (under $100). I ended up paying $155 for my son’s rented tux!

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