The Ultimate Guide to Buying A Wedding Suit or Tuxedo

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Most of the time, we put emphasis on the bride when it comes to wedding attires but the groom and groomsmen are just equally important as well. Everyone who is attending the wedding must be on their best look since it is a very special event and a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. 

Men also do not have a lot of opportunities to dress in formal attire so the wedding is the best excuse they can have. We have prepared a quick and easy guide on how to buy the best wedding suit or tuxedo to ensure that the groom and groomsmen are looking good and sharp on your big day. 

Choose Between Tux or Suit

Before anything else, you must decide first what you want to wear. So decide whether you want to wear a suit or a tux so that you can narrow down your research and list only those that are only within your choice. Ask other groomsmen what they prefer to wear so that you won’t be left out on the wedding day.

Research Ahead of Time

It is important to do your own research ahead of time to know how much the average cost of tuxedos or suits is. You can try searching for online stores or ask some of your friends and family if they know a bridal store that you can checkout. List down all those stores and the prices so you can compare and see the average cost. 

Do remember that when choosing a tuxedo or suit, you must also stick to the theme of the wedding. Most especially if you are part of the entourage so make sure that you choose a color that compliments the bride’s maids. 

Choose Between Renting or Buying

Once you have done your research, it is time to decide whether you’d go for renting or buying. This will also help you in setting your budget so while doing your research, list the pros and cons between buying and renting so it can help you decide which one to choose. 

Set Your Budget

Now that you have an idea of how much a tuxedo or suit cost, it is time to set your budget. We understand that you don’t want to spend more than the bride did so set a realistic budget for you. On average, a rental of a suit and tuxedo costs around $150 to $200 but if you prefer to buy one then it will cost you less since there are a lot of online stores that do offer sales and discounts.

Visit Bridal Shops

Aside from doing online shopping for your tux or suit, it is also best to visit boutiques and bridal shops. That way, you will have a better look at the suits and tux and see if it fits you well. Suit experts in the bridal shops can also give you advice on what fits the best suit for your physique and height which is a good advantage for you if you don’t have any idea what to choose. 

Schedule a Fitting Appointment 

Brides are not the only ones who can schedule fitting appointments because the groom and groomsmen can do that too! We highly recommend that you do this to make sure that you are wearing the best suit or tux that fits you. 

Go ahead and call your preferred bridal shop or boutique and schedule an appointment with them. You can come with your fiance and family too for moral support!

Decide What Accessories To Use

Yes, you heard it right. Tux and suits can also be paired with accessories and mind you, it actually looks best with accessories added on it. Although it is optional, it is definitely fun and will make you look more elegant. Some of the accessories that you can add are the following:

  • Vests
  • Suspenders
  • Dress shirts
  • Cummerbunds
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Pocket squares

There are a lot of options that you can choose from, so be creative as you want. But make sure to stick with the theme and not go overboard so you won’t overshadow the groom. 

Choosing a suit or tux for the wedding day is all about your personal choice. You can look as simple as you want or you can be as elegant as well. It all depends on how you want to look on the wedding day but of course, you need to make sure that you are following the theme and the dos and don’ts of the wedding venue. 

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