Post # 1
A lot of our friends have been getting married over the past year so some of our groomsmen have overlapped in the different wedding parties.. We were planning on having them pay for their own tuxes but last night my Fiance mentioned to me that they had made comments to him about us not paying for them. he said they were not being rude but just wondering why or if they were going to have to be paying the full amount when they pick up their tuxes the week of the wedding. This makes me think that the Bride & Groom of our friends’ weddings paid for all the tuxes. I was told traditional the groomsmen pay for their own tux.. Should we cover the cost of the tuxes? What are you doing with yours?
Post # 3
If you can afford to pay for the tuxes or a portion of them, then go for it. If you really can’t, than don’t. It is a tough situation, but traditionally the groomsmen pay for them on their own.
Post # 5
just ask your friends, the ones whos weddings these guys have been in, if they paid for it. but traditionally they pay for it themselves and tuxes really don’t run too ridiculously expensive i think. i can understand being sensitive to that tho, we decided to let all the guys wear their own grey suit for the wedding. Even tho they were all in slightly different suits, they all looked pretty much the same and it was great! only a couple of them had to buy one but they didn’t mind because it’s something they will wear again for future events.
Post # 6
They should pay, in my opinion. The bridesmaids pay for their dresses at least where I’m from. We just picked out our tuxes – they are around $140 for everything. Seems like a bargain compared to what the ladies pay for (dress, shoes, hair, etc).
Post # 7
Traditionally, the GMs pay for their own tux, suit, etc (whatever the B&G decide) so they should have no qualms about you asking this from them. If you want to and have the budget to help/pay for them yourself, the Groomsmen should be extremely grateful. They should never expect this!
Post # 8
You’re not out of line at all! Men never seem to know the norms when it comes to weddings — explain it to the guys and I’m sure they’ll drop it. 🙂 …When it’s there turn to pay for the wedding they’ll fully understand you’re side!!