Renting or buying a tuxedo for your wedding can be a difficult task, especially when you do not know where to begin. You probably have a lot of unanswered questions. This simple guide was created to give you the information you will need to rent or buy a tuxedo for your wedding. If you follow the tips provided in this guide it will be a simple process for you.
So, you might be wondering about the best way to find quality tuxedo rental shops. We suggest that you do an internet search for formal wear stores. Look over their inventory online and read the reviews provided. You will also want to ask your circle of friends and acquaintences if any of them know of a shop you should visit. If you have hired any of your wedding vendors already, you can always ask them as well.
Before calling the formal wear store you and your spouse should look at formal wear websites and in magazines to get an idea of what type of tuxedo you are interested in. You should have a basic knowledge on the types of typical wedding tuxedos. Once have done some research, you should call the formal wear store and schedule an appointment. If you will be renting a tuxedo, you should schedule an appointment about a month in advance. Most popular formal wear franchises will require that you schedule an appointment two weeks prior to the day you will need to rent. If you are going on a honeymoon or will need your tuxedo for extra days after your wedding you may have the option for an extended rental. Extended rentals are usually up to two weeks. When renting from a formal wear store, you will need to provide a deposit. Prices vary between the different formal wear stores. Deposits can range from $20-$150. You should never measure yourself. The formal wear store should size you to ensure they provide you a proper fitting tuxedo. It is very important that your tuxedo fits properly.
Your jacket should reach the middle of your palm comfortably. There is a range of acceptable lengths for the pants that start with just touching the top of the upper shoe all the way to coming down to the top of your heel in the back. If your socks are showing they are to short, and if you're stepping on them they are too long. If you pick up your tuxedo and it is not the proper fit take it back to the formal wear store. A good formal wear store should have a tailor on site for minor alterations. If you are renting from a popular franchise formal wear store, you will be able to return your tuxedo to any of their locations.
If you attend three or more formal events a year you may want to consider purchasing a tuxedo. You will save a lot of money by purchasing. You can reuse your tuxedo to go to other people's weddings, funeral, black tie events, you could even use it for a new work suit. Otherwise you will just want to rent something that really makes you look outstanding as you head down the aisle. We wish you well with this all important search.
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