May 24, 2012

Cut Costs: Buy Groomsmen Tuxedos Instead of Renting

The summer months are filled with a whirlwind of bachelor parties, rehearsal dinners, and weddings.  If you are  engaged, than hopefully you have been paying close attention to the rising cost of weddings.  According to recent surveys conducted by the Wedding Channel and, the average cost of an American wedding in 2011 came in at upwards of $27,000. It is rapidly approaching the height of wedding season and as you gather decoration ideas at all of the weddings you attend, make sure that you are also thinking about how to cut costs at your own celebration.


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September 30, 2010

Online Tuxedo Shops and What to Look For

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Online shops that cater to those looking for tuxedos and men’s formal wear accessories have become commonplace. After surfing the Internet for just a few seconds, you’ll find a large number of sites. You may be confused by the choices and intimidated in trying to purchase formal wear online. Here are five important features or elements to look for in an online tux shop.

Variety of Formal Wear

Go with a men’s formal wear site that carries many different styles and designer names. You want choice when it comes to purchasing a tuxedo. And that doesn’t pertain to just the look. Purchase your formal wear from a site that has a range of prices.

Tuxedo Packages

If you’re purchasing a tuxedo look for a shop that offers packages that include everything you need for that very special occasion. These tuxedo packages will often include very large discounts. They are especially good for the guy who is buying his first tuxedo. One great thing about tuxedo packages is that they are tastefully coordinated, so you know you’re going to be wearing the right combination of elements.

Formal Wear Accessories

A tuxedo shop that also carries cuff links & studs, formal shoes, suspenders, canes, hats and more can be very helpful, especially when you’re looking to augment the tuxedo you’re presently purchasing or enhance the one you own.

Help in Choosing the Right Formal Attire

Although the shop is online, they should not be inaccessible. Go with a shop that offers information on how a tuxedo should fit and that is willing to work with you via the phone, chat or email. If you have questions, they should be there to answer them.

Tuxedo Store Return Policy

Finally, you want an Internet formal wear shop that has a fair return policy and a guarantee. The standard amount of time for returns is 30 days. The return policy should be clearly explained on the site.

Use these five guidelines when looking for a men’s formal wear site. Although there are very specific styles and rules that inform men’s formal wear, the fact is that there’s a lot of leeway and variety. The rules and the variety can be confusing and of concern to those who are purchasing a tuxedo for the first time. The bottom line is you want to find a site with which you’re comfortable and one that gives you confidence when you’re making a purchase.

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