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The Do’s & Don’ts of Tux Rentals

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It goes without saying that you want to look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day. For grooms, that means choosing a suit or tuxedo that not only reflects your personal style but also fits you perfectly. Luckily, Generation Tux has you covered by offering a variety of tuxedo looks, as well as Free Home Try-On for the groom delivered to your door.

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But before you choose your ensemble, take a look at some of these helpful tips on things to do—and what to avoid—when renting your tuxedo.

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Do Set a Budget

Like any other wedding-related item, figure out your budget before you start shopping. Be sure to include the rental of the tux itself, as well as any accessories. Kylie Carlson of The Wedding Academy recommends also taking your groomsmen’s budgets into consideration. While you might be fine splurging for your big day, you don’t want to pick something for them that comes with a big price tag.

Don’t Forget to do Some Research

Be sure to investigate a few designs beforehand. Tommy Waters of The Renaissance points out that it’s much easier to get exactly what you want if you have some wedding inspiration

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Do Get Accurate Measurements

At Generation Tux you can get fit by answering a few of our fit-profile questions, and we’ll take care of the rest. You can ditch the old measuring tape and inexperienced tailors, our patented fit algorithm has successfully fit tens of thousands of customers. Visit our Fit Process page to learn more.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Never assume that you’ll be able to rent a tux at any given time, says Kevin Dennis, of Fantasy Sound Event Services. If you wait too long, you may be stuck with something you don’t really like because that’s all that was left.

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Do Look at Swatches

Seeing colors online won’t be the same as holding a swatch in your hand, says Waters.

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Don’t Forget About Fabric

“You may love that velvet jacket, but it won’t pair well with a summer outdoor wedding celebration,” says Carlson. “Comfort needs to play a role alongside style.”

Do Include the Bride

Even if your fiancé has handed off the responsibility entirely to you, you should still sit down and discuss preferred wedding day styles, so your outfits complement one another, says Wates.

Don’t Try on Just One

Carlson points out that there are a variety of cuts and styles that you’ll want to consider.

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Don’t Do it Alone

It’s always a good idea to have someone you trust around while you’re trying on your tux options, notes Jamie Chang of Passport to Joy.

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Do Button the Jacket

Dennis explains that this is typically how you’ll be photographed during the formal portraits, so you want to make sure it doesn’t look too boxy.

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Don’t Shy Away from Color

Just remember that a little can go a long way. “You can still stick to black or other neutrals while also making a splash with your tie or handkerchief,” says Dennis.

Do Try it on Well Before the Big Day

Once you’ve selected your tux, make sure you try it on again before you take it home (or before your wedding day) so that you’re sure it fits and has all the pieces, says Chang. If something doesn’t fit or work, you have the time to get a replacement.

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