When my husband and I got married, neither one of us even considered renting suits online for our wedding. I was just learning about the ability to renting stylish bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses.I figured that grooms and groomsmen was not possible at the time or if it was available they would not be something I wanted photographed for my wedding. So instead, we went through the task of trying to find a modern wedding outfit that fit his personality and most importantly, actually fit his tall, thin self.
Luckily, there are now several companies that offer modern, stylish online suit rentals for weddings. My favorites being Generation Tux (Please use my partner ID: ALC) and The Black Tux. I will tell you a secret to renting suits online and having them look the way you want is you actually have to put a little effort into it. Breathe, I promise it’s not too much. Here’s what you need to know about renting suits online:
1.First suggestion is to find a place that takes measurements. Naturally, there are benefits and drawbacks for both renting a suit online and buying one to keep. If you’re buying a suit, obviously you do get to keep it and can use again and again. Though if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t have a clue where to find a good tailor, then you’ll get a better fitting suit renting from a place like Generation Tux or The Black Tux because they take your measurements before sending anything out, and tailor your rental specifically to your body.
2.Take a peek at real weddings. Renting a suit online can often feel like a great unknown. How can you be sure that what you see on the model will actually look good on you? Or fit right? Which is why the best places like Generation Tux and The Black Tux go to great lengths to show you examples of real weddings featuring their clients in their suits. Before you order, look around and see how each suit or tux looks on the different body types that might end up in your wedding party.
3.This one is important! Make sure everyone is aware and knows their deadlines. Renting a suit online means you can’t just place your order and cross your fingers for two day shipping. Make sure to remind your procrastinator friend when the deadline to order is. Luckily you can then let Generation Tux or The Black Tux be the “bad guy” by reminding them when the due date is right around the corner. Once you create your event and give them the contact information for everyone involved, they’ll take care of getting in touch with everyone and making sure all details are handled.
4.Don’t be afraid to change it up. Your first thought might be that you will not have a lot of options when renting suits online (black, navy, tan, grey?). WRONG! Places like Generation Tux and The Black Tux offer suits and all necessary accessories with each rental, plus with the various colors and patterns available on their site there’s a lot of room for changing things up to fit your personal taste. Want something modern for an evening wedding, but not too formal? Try a navy suit with a black tie.
Springy, but not too casual? Try a light grey tux with a pastel tie.
Or mix things up with mismatched accessories for each person. For example, this tux looks completely different and all they did was change up a tie and shirt.
5.Expect the unexpected and give yourself a margin for error. Even though your measurements have been taken, things happen. You might gain or lose weight, or realize that you measured incorrectly ever so slightly. Give yourself enough time for extra tailoring if it’s needed. Places like Generation Tux and The Black Tux, will make it easy on you by delivering suits 7-14 days in advance and quickly replace ill-fitting items if the fit isn’t right.
So if you and you’re fiance are deciding between buying or renting a suit for your wedding, and you fall into the “I just want the best fitting suit and would prefer to do the least amount of work to accomplish this” category, then an online suit rental might be just what the planner ordered.