It's hard to believe, but it's almost April, and that means prom is just a few short weeks away! As your top choice for Colorado's Summit County, Lake County and Grand County prom tuxedo rentals, we here at Frisco Fun & Formal would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to start thinking about your tux now--as opposed to, say, the week before prom.
Guys, we know it's quite likely that you don't even know what you're wearing tomorrow, but your tuxedo is one outfit you need to plan a bit in advance. And the further in advance, the better. Since proms are going on all over the country at approximately the same time, the longer you wait to reserve your tux, the harder it can be to get the style you want.
We also realize your social life might be...complicated. Do you want to go to prom? If so, who should you go with? Where will you eat dinner? What color dress is your date going to wear?
We can't answer these questions for you. Heck, we haven't been to a prom since 1993. (Which, it just occurred to us, was before you were born. Sigh.) But anyway, here are a few questions that we CAN answer:
How far in advance do I need to order my tux?
Order it right now. Just kidding--sort of. The sooner the better, but we recommend you get your order finalized at least 2-3 weeks in advance. We can still place an order up until a couple days before prom. However, additional rush charges could apply, and you might not get the style you want. (See next question.)
Will I get my first choice of tuxedo style?
Maybe. Since availability is so limited during prom season, we typically ask for your top 3 choices just in case your favorite is out of stock. Did we mention you should order as soon as possible?
I don't know anything about formal wear. How will I decide what would look good?
We're happy to guide you in choosing a tuxedo and accessories that will work great for you. When you come in to be measured we have a few samples and an entire book of photos you can browse through, along with swatches in every color for vests and ties.
I'm waiting on my date to choose her dress so I can rent a matching vest and tie, but it's getting down to the wire and she still hasn't decided. What should I do?
Common problem. Simple solution--don't try to match the dress. Instead, just stick with a color like black, white, gray or silver for your vest and tie. We can help you pick out a neutral, classy color that will coordinate great with any color of dress.
We can also go ahead and put in your order with neutral colors, but then later make a change to a different color tie and vest. Meanwhile, your tux will be reserved and you won't have the stress of trying to get your tux at the last minute.
I don't have any nice dress shoes. Can I rent some of those also?
You sure can.
My friend and I want to get all decked out in baby blue and orange tuxes, like in "Dumb & Dumber." Do you have any fun tuxedos?
We love that movie! Unfortunately, we don't have that kind of tux available at this time. Hopefully next year we will be able to offer more styles, including some fun/crazy options. We do have a couple of black top hats available for rent, though, if you want to stand out from the crowd a bit.
How much will it cost?
We rent our tuxes at $40 off suggested retail price (there's a coupon on our website, but you don't really need it--we will honor that price no matter what). Our prices range from $69.95 up to $134.95 and typically include shirt, vest or cummerbund, and tie. Shoes and other accessories are extra.
When do I pick up the tuxedo?
Tuxes usually arrive mid-week, a few days before prom, and we'll give you a call as soon as it arrives so you can come try it on to make sure everything fits.
When do I pay?
A $30 deposit is due when we place the order, and the remainder is due when you pick up your tux.
When is it due back?
Tuxes need to be returned on the Sunday or Monday after prom. We will be open both days from 10 am - 6 pm. If you can't make it to our shop during those hours please call 970-668-5732 to make other arrangements.