(Closed) who pays for tux?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I disagree. 🙂

Post # 4
46420 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmm, there have been an awful lot of these types of posts lately…

Post # 6
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Not sure what’s up with these random posts, but I’ve just read a few different posts from you that seem kind of negative. Everyone does things differently and everyone has different traditions. Personally if I was asked to be in a wedding, I would automatically expect to pay for my dress/tux.

Post # 7
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree @ithinkpink90. Unless it’s explicitly stated, I would expect to pay for my wedding attire.

Post # 8
2313 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

People have the option of declining to be in the wedding party if they don’t want to pay for a tux or dress. 

Post # 9
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think its a cultural thing. people from different places have different opinions. In Australia if you’re in the bridal party you pay for your own outfits. But I know that in the UK the bride and groom pay for the wedding party’s outfits. Just depends on where you’re from

Post # 10
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well, you’re not asking anything, just stating an opinion, so i’m assuming you’re clearly trying to start a debate?  I don’t quite get the point of this post at all?

I however, disagree 100%

Post # 11
133 posts
Blushing bee

I think people who post this have not planned their own wedding.  I used to have kind of a ‘tude about that sort of thing.  Then, I started planning my own. 


I will bet wannabee has not planned a wedding, or paid for one.

Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

I agree that if the bride and groom are choosing what people are wearing they should cover the cost. 

Post # 13
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Not really sure why this is a statement and not a question.

1. “who pays” is never a clear cut thing, ethnic, social, economic, and geographic variables affect beliefs about who should contribute in what ways- there is no rule across the board

2. you are only mentioning bridal party members with a $400 expense- what about 80$ tux rentals and 130$ dresses? IN MY AREA it seems that the wedding party expects to pay for their own gear, but it comes into different territory when the costs ARE extraordinary. (wasn’t there a post a while back where the fi reaaaally wanted dresses for the bridesmaids that were around the 1000$ mark?)

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