Choosing a rental tuxedo is getting more interesting with wider offerings in design and colour. Charcoal and ash grays are giving grooms choices beyond pure black, and the latest trends in jackets are the three-button single-breasted jacket and the high button vest and jacket. In the vest and cummerbund, the groom and his party have a chance to complement the bridesmaids’ dresses while adding their own signature of style.
Be prepared to make a decision as which tuxedo store you will hire from at least three months before your wedding day. Fittings for men’s formal wear typically occur three weeks before the wedding, and tuxedos are picked up at least two days prior. If members of the bridal party are coming from out of town, measurement guidelines should be phoned or faxed well in advance.
It’s important to shop around and find the best prices for tuxedo rental, combined with impeccable service. Don’t be fooled by what appear to be competitive deals until you’re certain precisely what the price includes. Jackets, shirts, studs, cufflinks, bow tie or ascot, pants, vest, cummerbund and formal dress shoes are all essential ingredients to men’s formal wear and can add significant hidden costs if you’ve not accounted for them in a ‘special deal.’