Wedding Attire for the Groom and Groomsmen

When it comes to finding the ideal tuxedo for your wedding, you don't have to break the bank. In fact, some of the best options for renting a tuxedo are available for less than $100. Rental options are unlimited, with a variety of men's tuxedos and suits ranging from basic black to vibrant reds and blues. Many online vendors offer free shipping and returns, making them a convenient choice for those who prefer to shop online. Whether you're looking for formal or casual attire, there's an option that will work for your wedding. To find the right tuxedo, consider the following:

  • If you plan on wearing a jacket, make sure it fits well over your suit.
  • Avoid wearing a tie if you can help it. A bowtie is more appropriate for this type of occasion.
  • When choosing shoes, opt for something that complements your outfit rather than matches it.
  • Find out what kind of music you'd like played at your reception before deciding on which tuxedo to rent. 

The Grooms Tuxedo Budget 

Men’s luxury clothing doesn't have to be expensive. On average, men's suits start at around $500 for custom-tailoring. Even if you don't like talking about prices, they're going to be part of any conversation that has to do with weddings. Now is the time to decide whether you are planning on renting the tuxedos for your groomsmen or letting them cover those costs. You should take into account every person’s financial situation when planning for your wedding. The last thing you want is for your friends to miss your wedding because they can't afford a tuxedo. 

Check out the following wedding ideas that are less expensive:

  • Encourage your groomsmen to wear a suit of their own so that you can skip the tuxedo rental.
  • Choose a casual over traditional look. 
  • Don't be afraid to shop online. You can find endless options for a fraction of what you would pay in the stores. 
  • Choose group tuxedo rentals from a shop that gives discounts for group rentals. 
  • Tell the guys not to rent shoes. Simple details can help you save in the end. 

Should you Wear a Tuxedo or Suit

You may not want to wear a tuxedo for your wedding. If you decide to go with another choice such as a suit or a pair of jeans and a dress shirt, there are countless options of colors, styles, cuts available for you to choose from. It depends entirely on your personal style, and what the bride wants, so consider her thoughts. When trying on your attire, make sure that you're going to like it enough to wear it again for different occasions or events. Note: a great tailor makes a perfect suit. If you aren't able to get something tailor-made, then buy something off of the rack and have it altered.

Choosing your Tuxedos Color

It’s crucial to get the bride‘s input if you want to go outside the box when choosing colors for your tuxedo.

  • What color is the wedding dress? If it's white, check whether it’s white or off-white color. This information is important so that your vest and/or tie match the bride’s wedding dress.
  • What are your wedding theme and colors? Get a picture or sample of your wedding colors, so you can take them with you while shopping for your tuxedo.
  • Find out what the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses are.

Purchase, Rent, or Borrow your Tuxedo?

Estimate how many events you might be able to wear your tuxedo to. If you don’t plan on wearing it again within the months following the wedding, it will save you money to rent a tuxedo instead of purchasing it. If you plan on purchasing a tuxedo make sure that you choose a more traditional style that will still be in style for years to come. If you choose to rent a tuxedo instead of buying one, you will only spend around 1/3 of what it cost to purchase a new tuxedo or suit. This way, you won’t have to worry about wearing it again if you don't want to. 

Grooms Tuxedo Fitting

Try scheduling a group tuxedo fitting for you and the groomsmen at least three-six months before your wedding day. A group fitting will save time and it allows all of the guys to get together, and of course, make fun of the groom. For those that aren’t able to make it to the tuxedo fitting, they can usually stop by any tuxedo shop to have their measurements taken and sent to the tuxedo shop of their choice.

What else might I need to buy while shopping for a tuxedo? 

  • Shoes
  • Undershirt
  • Socks
  • Pocket square
  • Cufflinks
  • Vest or Cummerbund
  • Tie/Bowtie
  • Overcoat, gloves, scarf (Fall/Winter wedding)

Final Thoughts 

For a traditional wedding, you can’t go wrong with a dark tuxedo, white shirt, tie, pocket square, and vest. Traditionally, grooms would tend to go for the standard tux regardless sort of wedding they were having. However, nowadays the traditional standards are changing, allowing more options for the groom and groomsmen. 

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