Post # 1
We have some time to keep looking but we’ve stopped at a few tux places to see what they have. Unfortunately neither I nor my groom are in love with the selection of ties and vests.
Has anyone ever rented tuxes but supplied/bought separate ties for the guys? What are your experiences?
I LOVE WEDDINGBEE!
KristinWI (marrying my best friend on 9/27/08)
Post # 3
I wanted to buy separate accessories for the tuxes (something that tied together the wedding colors nicely) because I hated everything I saw when we looked for tuxes. Unfortunately, it wasn’t in the budget to do so, and I didn’t want the groomsmen to incur any more expense, so we went with what the tux shop had. I have to say that everyone turned out looking quite dapper. I think that it might be one of those things where things look ugly until you actually try them on…..
But if you can supply your own accessories, I say go for it. It will add a nice "personal" touch to the attire.
Post # 4
We went with Formerly Modern Tuxedo for our tux rentals, because, unlike all the other places we looked at, their tuxs are actually really great looking. No pant pleats was a big deal to me, and there were none to be found at this place!
We are buying all the ties separatedly, 8 in total (1 groom; 4 groomsmen; 2 dads; and 1 usher), and giving them as gifts. We are custom ordering the ties from toybreaker (neck tie screen printer) on Etsy.http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=58778 Very affordable ties and discounts for wedding orders. You can even mix up the screen print with the tie colors. For example, my groom will have an ivory tie, the groomsmen/dads chocolate brown, and the usher black.
Otherwise, I agree, trying to buy the assessories separate can get really expensive.
Post # 5
We rented tuxes for all the guys, and bought own own ties that coordinated with the color of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses.
Vests were very harder to find separately, so we rented black tuxes and black vests for the GMs. We rented a black tux and champagne vest (with a slight textured pattern) for my husband.
It was actually fun shopping for the GM’s ties. I took swatches from the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, and it wasn’t hard to find all kinds of ties that matched. It was actually nice to have a tie with a print on it instead of the solids they offered at the tux shop.
It doesn’t have to match exactly, just get it where it’s complementary and close enough. The GMs don’t really stand next to the BMs for very long for anyone to really notice if it doesn’t match perfectly.