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5 Things People Don’t Know About Renting from a Store

Many peo­ple think that rent­ing a suit is the best way to go for a wed­ding, when they don’t want to buy, of course, and they would be right. But the deci­sion to rent has to be made with a lit­tle bit of cau­tion. Your local rental store may not be the best option for you and here’s why:

1. Pick up day before

With the time it takes to process your request and order your suit, cou­pled with the fact that you’re not even allowed to pick it up until the day before, there’s just not a whole lot of time to take care of any errors that may come up. And, believe us, there’s a good chance they will come up. Then you’re in a pick­le and your bride is turn­ing red and your pho­tos may or may not turn out hor­ri­ble. It’s fine.

2. Return day after

Is tak­ing your suit back right after your wed­ding real­ly some­thing you want to think about? You spent the whole night par­ty­ing. You’re severe­ly hun­gover and have to be at the air­port in an hour to leave for your hon­ey­moon. Do you even know where your tie is? You could leave it up to your brother—the grooms­men have to return theirs, too, after all—but that’s a lit­tle risky.

groom and groomsmen in black tuxedos

3. Most don’t own the suits and tuxes

Small­er stores, like the ones you’d find in your home­town, often do not own their suits or have the suits in the store. They may look like they have plen­ty of options hang­ing from their rack, but more often than not, you can’t take one of those to go. The suits have to be ordered from a mass retail­er. A mass retail­er that pro­duces suits and tux­es on a mass scale with stan­dard sizes. So, real­ly, you end up rent­ing from a com­pa­ny who’s rent­ing them from a big­ger com­pa­ny.

4. Suits and tuxes are not made from high quality materials

For eco­nom­i­cal rea­sons and ease, most of the suits offered will be a poly­ester blend. While this may be the cheap­er option for your wal­let, it’ll also end up being the cheap­er look on you. They say a pic­ture is worth a thou­sand words, and your wed­ding pho­tos will be say­ing words like “ill-fit­ting” and “itchy” and “hot.” For the record, wool is the much bet­ter way to go.

5. Multiple trips

If you’ve already decid­ed what to wear, the trips you take to the store will include the fol­low­ing:

  1. Get mea­sured
  2. Final fit­ting and pick up (if every­thing fits prop­er­ly)
  3. Return

That’s already a min­i­mum of three trips, with the oppor­tu­ni­ty for more. Don’t you have bet­ter things to do?

groom in generation tux black tuxedo

While rent­ing is still a great way to go when dress­ing for your wed­ding, you should still keep in mind how small shops work when you do. Know your options before div­ing straight in. You want to do what’s best for you, your bride, and your wed­ding. You deserve to look the best you can.

With Gen­er­a­tion Tux, you can rent a wed­ding suit or tuxe­do from the com­fort of your home. You will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty for a home try-on and receive your out­fit 14 days pri­or to your event—no last minute pick­ups and try-ons. If any­thing doesn’t fit to your lik­ing, send it back with­in 48 hours of deliv­ery and we’ll make it right. We have you cov­ered.

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