(Closed) Fiance hates rental tux, wants groomsmen in tux and to get himself a suit?!

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
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Bumble bee

Why not just let all the guys wear navy suits?   My groom also wanted a well-tailored suit so that’s what he did, and it looked great.  Plus, he can wear it again!  Why not give your groomsmen the same option — espcially given the cost of tux rentals these days!

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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brittanybeexo :  I agree with the PP to let all the guys wear suits.  My Fiance doesn’t like tuxes either because of the way they fit and he had a custom suit made a few years ago that he likes, so we are having all the guys wear black suits.

To answer your question, I have never seen the guys where tuxes where the groom wears a suit.  I have seen the opposite and didn’t think it was strange, but I prefer it when they all wear either all tuxes or all suits.

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kinda think it’d be odd if the groomens were more “formal” than the groom himself.  If groom wants to wear a suit, I’d go with all the groomens wearing suits too.

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Bumble bee

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brittanybeexo :  Makes sense. I used to work in a formalwear shop in high school and back then at least there was a suit rental option too.  Have you looked into that?  Perhaps they could rent suits instead of tuxes and then your fiance could just buy his and have it tailored to fit him?

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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brittanybeexo :  Can’t they rent a suit instead of a tux or buying? I know in my area – there is a place we are going with suit rentals and they will adjust them to fit each person. 

What about just have the guys in dress pants and shirt and vest. That way the groom can wear whatever he likes..

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Bumble bee

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brittanybeexo :  Did you actually find a navy rental tux?  That’s pretty unusual, but certainly possible.  Rental ones are usually black though.  And the main difference is satin — tuxes will have satin facing on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and sometimes also a satin side stripe down the leg of the pants.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Of course you can certainly wear a long tie (vs a bowtie) with a tux.  And you can also dress up a suit with a vest, like my DH did:

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Bumble bee

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brittanybeexo :  Personally I think it’ll be strange for the groomsmen to be more formal than the groom.  And with the satin trim, it’s obviously a tux!  I do like the tux you picked if everyone matches–but still, you’re never going to get as good of a fit with a rental (especially with an athletic body type) so I totally understand why your fiance wants a well-tailored suit.  I would ask the tux shop if they have a navy suit rental option for the groomsmen instead.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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brittanybeexo :  It will look odd for the groom to be less formally dressed than his groomsmen.

Check out The Black Tux. They are much better with fitting tuxes to various shaped bodies, in fact their fit is guaranteed, The tuxes arrive 14 days before your event so you have time for alterations or even having them send a whole new tux if necessary. They also have suit rentals less than $100.

https://theblacktux.com/collection/outfits

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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brittanybeexo :  Normally I too don’t like the groomsmen more formal than the groom but now that I’ve seen pictures of what you want the Groomsmen to wear, I think you can get away with it.  From what I can see with the photos, the tux does not have an entire satin lapel, instead it’s just satin on the edges, right?  Since that is the case, and because it’s navy, it doesn’t look as formal as a black tux with solid satin lapels like Anothernewbee16 posted.  The tuxes also have notched lapels, which match the suit your Fiance wants.  I think you can also have your Fiance look more formal by wearing a vest and have the Groomsmen without.

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