(Closed) Help!! Suit vs. Tux; NYE wedding

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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futuremrsstarring:  Will he have occasions to wear a tuxedo if he buys one now?

If not, this tuxedo rental company has great reviews https://theblacktux.com/collection

The tuxedos are sent to arrive a week ahead of time, so if there is any problem with the fit, there is till time for it to be resolved before the wedding.

If he wears a tux, the groomsmen could wear tuxes or a suit. As long as the groom’s garb is not less formal than the groomsmen, he will be ok.

It would be fine for him to wear a black suit, the advantage being that it would be tailored to fit. If he wears a suit, the groomsmen don’t wear tuxedos.

 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I personaly think a tux would be more appropriate, because it will be one of the rare times your fiance will be able to wear one, just like you will only have the opportunity to wear your wedding dress once, making of it an extra special occasion. But of course, it’s still all up to you, I’m sure no one will enjoy your wedding less because of it. 🙂
I suggest going to a tux rental place first and seeing how it would fit him before you make the decision though! My husband rented his tux and he is pretty tall as well, the tux still fit him really well.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

We are having a black-tie wedding and opted to buy suits for the groom and GM’s. They are Ralph Lauren from Macy’s and they are amazing. I chose black for my color scheme and because black is generally a wearable color for most other occasions. They were only about $200 on sale. The guys only need to get their own shoes and white shirts. I’m getting their socks, ties, and pocket squares.

 

Forgot to add– we had them each fitted for these suits so they look great on each Groomsmen. I even have on Groomsmen that is 6′ 8″ and his suit is fitted to him perfectly.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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TriPaC87:  It sounds more like you are having “black tie optional” because “black tie” requires tuxedos.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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TriPaC87:  I would not put black tie on your invitations if your groom and groomsmen are not wearing black tie. I know my Fiance would feel so uncomfortable if he attended a wedding and was more dressed up than the groom and groomsmen, especially if he had to go out and get a tux for the occasion! 

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futuremrsstarring: Is it a formal venue? It sounds formal. After 7:00pm and on NYE I would think formal, but if the venue is more rustic or something a suit could look very nice. 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

A high-quality tailored suit will look better than an approximately-fitted rented tux IMO. A well-tailored black suit can look very formal, especially when paired with the right shoes and a nice vest and tie. I may be biased though because this is what my fiance and I decided for our wedding. It seemed a better investment for us.

julies1949 brings up a good point though. Are you planning to ask your guests to dress black tie? In that case it might be weird if the men in the wedding party aren’t in tuxes. If you go with semiformal/cocktail as the dress code for guests, then you have more leeway.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

have you thought of renting?  My Fiance is probably gonna get his suit/tux at: theblacktux.com.  I like that we send them measurements and they send him a rental suit, which he’ll try on right away and if it doesn’t fit he’ll call them, describe what doesnt fit and how it doesn’t fit, and they’ll overnight a better fitting suit to us.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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futuremrsstarring:  With a formal venue and a 7:00pm start time, I would put the men in tuxes. Sometimes, you can find a really fabulous rental place through a private tailor that will take the time to tailor the rented tuxes if you choose not to buy.

I wouldn’t worry about other guests showing up in tuxedos. Technically, a tux can always been worn to a wedding but you can set the tone for that with your invitations. For example, if my Fiance and I receive an engraved or letterpress invitation with black script on a heavy duty ecru paper for a wedding occuring after 6:00pm at a swanky venue, he might wear a tux even if black tie is not specified. If we received a more whimsical looking invitation, he would likely wear a nice suit.

Post # 13
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Busy bee

My Fiance is buying a suit for our wedding, which I usually think is much more practical, but for a formal NYE wedding I’d probably go with the rent a tux option.

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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futuremrsstarring:  I think it would be great for him to wear a tux given that it is New Year’s Eve, but I also think you should give some consideration to your finances. If it would be a better use of your money to buy a suit, buy a well fitting suit.

Does he have an occasion to wear suits? Every man should have at least one suit for weddings and funerals. If he already owns a suit and really wouldnlt wear this one, then you might want to stick to a tuxedo rental.

If I were worried about the fit, I would order a tux simply to see what the http://www.theblacktux.com fit is like. I would consider that a good use of my money.

As I said though, they do send the tux a week ahead of time, so if there are any issues with the fit they have time to Fedex you another tux.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

My brother is getting married this NYE, I should text him and see what he’s wearing. Lol. 😛 

I alrwady bought a fancy dress for the occasion! lol.

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