(Closed) When to Shop for Tuxes

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i want to know because i dont know either and my wedding is on july 31…

Post # 4
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We went about 2 months before the wedding and they needed the final sizing 6 weeks out I think.

Post # 5
2681 posts
Sugar bee

Tux shops like Friar Tux can techincally order up to 1 week before the wedding.  We went in March-April for our June wedding last year to check out the styles and get the Darling Husband and groomsmen sized.  We ended up placing the order about a month before the wedding.

Definitely ask if the shop can send over a “trial suit/tux” for your groom to try on before the actual one comes in (about a week before the wedding).  We did this and thankfully, because even though the tux fit him in the store, when the trial one came in, the jacket was too tight and the shoes didnt fit.  This way we were able to order another one in a different size that fit much better!

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

My wedding isn’t until March of next year, but we have already decided on style, color, etc., picked them out, and put a deposit down. I have issues where I like to change my mind a lot, so the sooner I can get something done the better. We can still change what we want, but since they are already picked out, it gives the guys a chance to save up the money to order them. And they can go get fitted any time.

Post # 7
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’d call in to the shop to check, but you’re probably safe with 2-3 months. Our guys can get fitted up to a week before the wedding, but then they pay rush charges and it’s a lot harder to get 8 guys to get fitted in a couple of days than if you give them a month or two. 🙂

Post # 8
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it depends on if you want to buy it or rent it. We went and bought FH’s suit on Monday for our mid-July wedding. But as we’re buying it then it made sense to buy one when the sales were on. 

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