Search thousands of topics on CostHelper

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business sports weddings
CostHelper > Weddings  > Groomsman's Suit or Tuxedo

Groomsman's Suit or Tuxedo Cost


How Much Does a Groomsman's Suit or Tuxedo Cost?

 
low costRental: $50-$100average costMedium: $300-$800high costHigh: $800-$1,500+
post Post    
  Typical costs:
  • Tuxedo or suit costs vary, depending on whether the groom rents or buys. On the low end, tuxedo rentals start at about $50 to $100 for rental of a basic wool tuxedo and vest.
  • In the mid-range, groomsmen can buy a nice suit or tuxedo for between$300 and $800.
  • And, on the high end, it costs about $800 to $1,500 and up to purchase a quality designer wool tuxedo or suit.
Related articles: Groom's Suit or Tuxedo, Bridesmaid Dress, Wedding Photographer

What should be included:
  • Tuxedo rental includes professional measurement and fitting, as well as pressing, cleaning and overnight use of the tuxedo. Sometimes, as a special offer, a vest will be included free.
  • With the purchase of a suit, some retailers will hem the pants or shorten the sleeves for free. It is a good idea to ask ahead of time if any alterations are included.
Additional costs:
  • For tuxedo rental, vests, ties and shoes and shirt typically cost extra. And, of course, if you buy a suit, you will need to buy a shirt, tie and cufflinks, too, which can cost $100 or more.
  • Alterations, if not included with the suit, can tack on $30 to $100 or more, depending on how much time and skill they require.
Discounts:
  • On websites of formalwear rental companies, it is often possible to find coupons for rentals for groomsmen, which sometimes include a free use of a vest, or other accessory. Shops compete for business, so it is a good idea to call around and ask about price breaks.
Shopping for a groomsman's suit or tuxedo:
  • Norman's Tux[1] provides a guide that shows exactly how groomsmen's attire can match or differ from the groom's, depending on the formality level of the wedding.
  • Even a rented tuxedo needs to be tailored to fit, and it is important to get that done well before the wedding day to avoid adding to the couple's stress.
  • For groomsmen who live in different cities, renting or purchasing matching ensembles can be the most difficult part. For that reason, a chain store might be the most convenient option to coordinate their attire. For rentals, look at chains such as After Hours Formalwear[2] or The Men's Wearhouse[3] .
  • If going the informal route, with each groomsman purchasing a similar-colored suit and tie, groomsmen should communicate with the couple and each other to be clear they have an understanding of which shades of colors are acceptable. If groomsmen still wish to purchase matching ties, they should consider an online retailer, with examples such as JCrew.com[4] , BananaRepublic.com[5] and Nordstrom.com. Tie color can be coordinated with bridesmaids' dresses by requesting a swatch of the dress fabric.
  • To buy a suit, check chain department stores such as Nordstrom or Macy's[6] or men's stores such as The Men's Wearhouse.
post Post    
CostHelper News


7 Ways to Stretch Your Reduced Food Budget
End of the year budgets are tight for everyone, especially in this economy.It's especially hard for the millions of Americans who depend on government programs like food stamps to help make ends meet. || Posted November 11 2013


Fix-it Favorites: Duct Tape and WD-40
My mother taught me that all home fixit-projects can be accomplished with either duct tape or WD-40. If something shouldn't move and it does, use duct tape. If something should move and it doesn't, use WD-40. || Posted September 30 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments


 

Comment On Your Experience With a Groomsman's Suit or Tuxedo
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Rental or Purchase?: Tuxedo or Suit?: 
Store: Style: 
Designer:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.normanstux.com/wedding_guide.htm
  2.  tuxedo.menswearhouse.com/home.do
  3.  tuxedo.menswearhouse.com/home.do?src=GA&googleadwords=tuxweddingcoupon250
  4.  www.jcrew.com/index.jsp
  5.  bananarepublic.gap.com/browse/GeneralNoResults.do?requestedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbanana...
  6.  www1.macys.com/shop/mens-clothing/mens-suits?id=17788&edge=hybrid&kw=Suits+%26+Sui...
More Weddings Topics
Check Out All Costs for Weddings How Much Do Wedding Invitations Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Reception Venue Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
Toilet Flange Replacement/ Toilet Reset
Paid: 5294.00
(Break down of pricing was not initially provided and I had to call to speak with a manager to get exact pricing)... [more]
-Gray
Replacing a Toilet Cost
ER visit for ear achech
Paid: 2250.00
I was there in hospital only for 15 minutes. due to Covid Urgent care was closed near my house. Doctor came and prescribe me anti biotic ear drops and pills. Got a rude shock when they charge me with huge bill... [more]
-Deepa
Emergency Room Visit Cost
Overspent?
Paid: 312.00
$312 per pet.Exam39.25Waste disposal 2.99Heart worm 48.30Fecal 25.29DA2P 101.99Lepto 21.50Sentinel 69.34I always feels overcharged when I go here... [more]
-Rebekah
Dog Vaccination Cost
Root tips
Paid: 845.00
Speechless, total ripoff, I have been going to Dr. L. Tabor for many years, I assisted him a few years... [more]
-Terri P
Tooth Extraction Cost
Ignition coils, spark plugs & valve cover gasket
Paid: 107.00
Check engine light came on, code was P0303, third cylinder. Googled causes of code found ignition coil and spark plugs most likely. Ordered parts from Amazon and my husband and I changed them after watching some YouTube videos... [more]
-JLC
Ignition Coil Replacement Cost
A/C repair
Paid: 670.00
Decided to to replace the 35 year old aging AC system. New compressor, accumulator, orifice tube, refrigerant hoses, condenser. Flushed the evaporator. Charged with ozone friendly 12a refrigerant... [more]
-citydragon
Car Air Conditioning Cost