(Closed) Usher complaining about being “only” usher and tux rental — what to do??

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Are ushers supposed to rent tuxes?
    Yes, they should match : (3 votes)
    27 %
    It's optional for the usher : (5 votes)
    45 %
    No, they should wear a suit of their own : (3 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m trying to look at it this way. If I was asked to be say…the guest book attendant, I wouldn’t want to have to pay money for a bridesmaids dress.

    Are you sure they don’t own a suit? What would they wear if they were just guests at your wedding?

    Maybe you should talk to them. Perhaps they do have suits. Or can borrow one from somebody…

    Post # 4
    2116 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No I don’t think its wrong of you, itsyour decision- nobody has the RIGHT to stand up in your wedding.. except you’re mistaken about cost. We’ve found its about the same price to buy a suit from somewhere like mens warehouse that have buy one get one sales than it is to rent tuxes, and you get to keep them. They have inexpensive tuxes too!

    Post # 7
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    @sparkles_10: I’ve seen it done many different ways. But if the ushers are family members, they usually rent a tux. If not, then they either wear a tux or a suit. It depends on what you want to do. But since this guy is already complaining about tux rental (which is ridiculously expensive anyway) I would let him wear a suit. If he doesn’t have a suit, you could tell him to wear something nice, but I think the least he could do was wear a suit. He won’t be standing there, so it’s not a big deal for him to wear something different IMO.

    Post # 8
    152 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have usually seen the ushers wear tuxes (and, sometimes, they stand up with the wedding party, but behind the groomsmen…if that makes sense).  I would have done the same thing.

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