When it comes to buying a suit or tuxedo for your wedding there are many questions and concerns that come to mind, especially as the pressure is on to look good. You want great customer service with prices and flexibility to accommodate your preferences and needs. To help you get started, here is a list of questions you should ask any potential tuxedo provider
“The suit store seems more interested in selling their wares than in helping me pick out tuxedos for my wedding.”
If it seems like the suit store would rather sell you a suit (or silk tie, or jeans) than help you with your needs, you should find a store that will help. Seek out an independent retailer that belongs to a national organization; they often have certified consultants ready to assist brides and grooms with your wedding registration, coordinating the perfect look for your wedding day.
“Can I try on the tuxedo before the wedding?”
The suit store usually only has a catalog and a couple of mannequins to show you their selection of tuxedos. They expect you to be able to choose your wedding tuxedos without actually trying one on. Did your bride pick out her wedding gown from a book? No doubt, she tried on at least one gown before deciding on which one to buy. The groom should be able to do likewise. An independent retailer can help; they often encourage the groom to try-on his entire wedding tuxedo prior to making his final decision, and may even offer a FREE groom’s preview.
“My groomsmen live in different cities coast-to-coast.”
The suit warehouse has stores coast-to-coast, and they encourage gentlemen to pick up their tuxedos in a store close to home. That means traveling with their tuxedos, and paying for another checked bag for their flight. Better retailers often belong to a nationwide cooperative, and will measure the groomsmen at locations coast-to-coast. With one store keeping track of who wears what, and every tuxedo ready for pickup at one location close to the wedding, avoiding the suit store can help ease the burden on out-of-town guests.
“I would rather my groomsmen wear suits instead of tuxedos.”
If you would rather your wedding party wear suits, you don’t have to buy them! Many independent retailers have a selection of suits available for rent to fit your entire wedding party.
The bottom line is, shop around. There is more than one option when seeking a coast-to-coast provider from whom to rent your wedding tuxedos or suits.
Author Bio: Michael is writing of behalf of Savvi Formalwear By Sarno and Son who have been providing formalwear to the northeast for over 70 years. Savvi Formal wear also offer quality advice on what to ask your suit provider. Visit the website for more information.