(Closed) Tuxedo rentals are expensive!

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We just got back from there a couple of hours ago! Which tux were you looking at that was $220? The Vera Wang? We went with a nice Calvin Klein tux for about $199 and the saleswoman told us a nice tip to bring the price down. Go to a local David’s Bridal and look for the Groomsmen magazine. There is a coupon in the back of the book for $40 off all groomsmen’s tuxes and, if you have 6 rentals, the groom’s is free. You can call in with the promo code. Hope this helps!

Post # 5
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Feeling_Awkward:  There are a couple of CK ones, so I’m not sure which one he is referring to. The coupon is good for all groomsmen, for all tuxes 🙂

Post # 6
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1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

Fiance has 4 GMs and my grandpa wearing the VW tuxes.  They are all $209 (with coupon and tax added).

ETA: He is also paying for $100 of each of his GMs’ rentals and I paid for my grandpa’s.

Post # 7
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9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @Feeling_Awkward: … first and foremost I see this is one of your first WBee posts… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

Lol, they are expensive… because quite frankly they can get away with it !!

Like many other things in the “Wedding Industry” you tack on the word Wedding, and the price goes up

You might want to consider buying a tux.  Either from a Department Store (like JC Penny) or thru a Tuxedo Rental Place (they sell off gently used tuxedos).

Department Stores tend to sell mostly polyester blends… and Tuxedo Rental Places higher quality light wool blends.

Buying can be a good investment… for some men (if you wear it 2x or more, you’ll make your money).  Perfect for Weddings, Theatre / Opera / Ballet, Fundraising Galas, Cruises etc.

Mr TTR was gonna rent a tux for our Honeymoon Cruise (cost $ 150 to $ 175).  He ended up buying… spent $ 200 on the tux, and $ 50 on “classic” accessories (pleated tux shirt – bowtie & cummerbund set… look for those at a BOGO Sale at Men’s Wearhouse / Jos A Bank) – and I spent another $ 50 (gift to him) for a set of shirt studs & cufflinks

So for less than $ 300 he has a tux he now owns… and can use / wear a multitude of times.  Lol, just wearing it twice, meant he got more than his money’s worth.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 8
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3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Have you looked into purchasing a tux? That way he will have a suit for events down the road and it’s not just $200 for something that he has to return. 

Post # 10
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1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

my Fiance just got back from mens wearhouse apparently they got a sale on suits and to buy one is costing him $140 if they choose to go that route

Post # 12
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1966 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The coupons definitely help!! The ck one we liked (the one pictured in the book) i think is about the same price. My girls are spending about the same. 

Post # 14
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9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @Feeling_Awkward:  you said,

We’re not concerned about FI’s price, we don’t mind paying that for OUR wedding,  I just hate that it would cost that much for the GMs and what not. I mean.. that  is A LOT for someone elses wedding.

YES and NO…

You have to remember that when it comes to the Male members of the Bridal Party… their overall costs tend to be less than the Female members… (Dress, Shoes, Lingerie, Hair, Makeup, Accessories… Shower Responsibilities… Bachelorette if there is one – Bridesmaids Joint Gift for the Bride… Gift for the Couple… PLUS transportation to the Wedding*)

Guys expenses tend to just be Suit / Tux Rental – Socks & Shoes… Bachelor Party if there is one… and a Gift for the Couple – PLUS transportation to the Wedding.  (They don’t usually do the other gift giving stuff… such as a Gift for the Groom, or have the commitment of a Shower etc)

Therefore, don’t feel too bad for the men.

It all equals out in the long run.

Hope this helps,

I am one of the resident Etiquette Snobs here on WBee (comes with my career)… so

* EXPENSES – Bride usually pays for the Dresses for the Bridesmaids… and any items from the list above that she wants to be all matched up (ie Shoes, Hair, Makeup, Accessories, Jewellery).  AND NONE of those items are to be designated as your Thank You Gifts… as you are wanting them (in that Thank You Gifts to the Bridal Party should be something each member would appreciate / like for themselves… NOT because they are doing you a favour / in your Wedding).

Altho the Bridesmaid will pay her own way to the Wedding City… the Bride / Couple usually pay for Accommodations & Meals, as well as ALL Transportation to and from Wedding Events (Hotel to Rehearsal, Dinner and back to Hotel – Hotel to Ceremony – Ceremony to Reception – Reception to Hotel)

Same stuff above appllies to the “guy’s version”…

 

Post # 15
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914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Feeling_Awkward:  I completely get what you mean about the Veras and the CK suits. I am going to see if I can convince Fiance to let us pick up the cost of the difference like you are because I didn’t go online to see the smoke gray tuxes (they didn’t have them on display at the shop) before hand. Now I really want them in the gray Veras!

Post # 16
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My Fiance and I also rented from Men’s Warehouse, and we ended up spending $110/tux after a coupon for $40 off per tux.  I really wanted the Vera Wang tux too, but just couldn’t justify spending the money for renting it or for just purchasing a tux outright.  

I think the worst part of the wedding industry is just knowing you’re getting ripped off.  *sigh*

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