(Closed) Sticky Tux Situation

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Are you paying for your Groomsmen's' Tuxes?
    No, they cover the cost themselves : (16 votes)
    89 %
    Yes, only fair since they are in our wedding : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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 # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    repeat post oops

    Post # 5
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    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
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    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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!!

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