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Groomsmen Tuxedo

Groomsmen Tuxedo

Wondering how to go about getting your groomsmen their tuxedos for your wedding? Read this article for some ideas!
Wedessence Staff
Groomsmen perform almost the same duties for a groom that a maid of honor does for the bride at a wedding. From listening to any pre-wedding jitters, to helping the groom get dressed, from assisting guests at the wedding to taking care of the gifts and other small details after the wedding, the groomsmen do it all for the groom. It's only obvious that their tuxedos be elegant enough to highlight just how important they are to the groom. Read on for everything you need to know about groomsmen tuxedos and how to get them.
Wedding Theme: The tuxedos should blend with the theme of the wedding. If there is no particular theme or color scheme, then you can choose to match the color of the tuxedos with that of the groom's. Choose to blend or contrast the colors of both. Nothing works like contrast!
Buy or Rent: Buying a tuxedo is an expensive affair. And it doesn't make sense unless you're absolutely sure that you're going to be attending weddings or other formal events often. Hence, it's a better idea to rent a tuxedo for the groomsmen for your wedding. There are many rental outlets where you can get great and affordable ones rented. What's more is that these places alter tuxedos to fit you perfectly and simply reverse the alteration once you're done. Typical prices for rented ones can range from $50 to $100 or more, and may or may not include accessories like boutonnieres. You can visit local stores, read magazines or ask your fiancée for the best places to get inexpensive tuxedos. Most stores will offer discounts if you rent multiple pieces, so don't forget to ask.
*Tip: Discuss beforehand who will be paying for the tuxedos. Generally, it is the groomsmen who handle it. So make sure that the style and type of tuxedo that you pick is acceptable and affordable by all the groomsmen. If you are paying for it, then make sure it falls within your budget.
Decide the Style: If you have a particular style of tux in mind, discuss it with your groomsmen to make sure they are comfortable with it. You can research online or visit specialized stores which will help you in identifying what style you can choose. Or else, you can ask the bridesmaids what type of dresses they will be wearing and you can make the tuxedos complement the dresses. Matching bridesmaids dresses with groomsmen tuxedos greatly enhances the aesthetics at a wedding.
Fit the Groomsmen: Once the style has been decided, inform all your groomsmen about it. Either ask them to go to the store individually to get fitted, or all of you can go together and make it a fun experience. But ensure that each one attends the fitting session to avoid any unfortunate incidents later. If all your groomsmen are not available at the same time, give them details of when and where they need to go to get fitted and check with them when they're done to make sure everything is fine. Alter what needs to be altered and make sure the groomsmen are comfortable in their tuxedos.
Collect the Tuxedo in Advance: Collect the tuxedos at least 3 to 4 days in advance as a precaution. This way, any last minute alterations or fitting problems can be taken care of. If your groomsmen have decided to pick the tuxedos up themselves, then send them reminders to collect them. If the store has agreed to have them delivered, make sure someone is available to collect them.
Return the Tuxedos: After the wedding is over, make sure you return the tuxedos to the stores on or before the due date of return. You don't want to end up paying extra after availing a discounted offer! Have the tuxes laundered before returning them, because, well, it's just good sense. You wouldn't want to wear unclean clothes when you rent them out, would you?
Use these tips and get your groomsmen their tuxedo ASAP! If you still can't figure out what he should wear, remember, when in doubt, wear black!