For your upcoming nuptials, you might be wondering whether you should rent or buy a suit. Each option has its pros and cons, but you can figure out which makes the most sense for you. Some factors to keep in mind are: your budget, your everyday lifestyle, and the size and style of your wedding. To help you decide, here are a few of our thoughts on the subject:
Reasons to Rent a Suit
-If you already have a suit at home, but want a different option for your wedding. Renting can give you great access to different styles, looks and brands at different price points.
-If you want to wear a suit or tuxedo that costs more than you would normally spend on a suit, then renting can be a good way to go.
-Renting is also a great option if you want to wear a tuxedo, and you don't envision needing a tuxedo often in the future.
-If you want your wedding party to match, and you have several groomsmen, renting is typically the most affordable option.
-When you have a lot of groomsmen coming from all over the place, it can be easier to coordinate rentals than trying to have everyone purchase matching custom-tailored suits.
-If you don't get dressed up often, if you like to travel lightly through life, or far any reason you simply don't foresee needing a suit very often, renting can be much more affordable and easy way to go. Just wear it, return it and forget it. You never even have to visit the dry cleaners.
Reasons to Buy a Suit
-Purchasing can be a great option if you don't already have a good suit, and you anticipate needing one for future occasions. Having a tailored suit in your closet is great for job interviews, formal events, weddings and funerals. Choose a neutral color like black, grey or navy that could work for a variety of situations.
-If you wear suits on a regular basis, then your wedding can be a good excuse to buy a new one. Wear it for your special day, then add it to your daily wardrobe.
-If you only need one or two suits for your wedding (for example, yourself and a best man) and you both could use a good suit, then purchasing them could make a nice gift for your best man. (Not to mention a nice wedding gift for yourself!)
-Buying a suit or tuxedo may be your only option if you want something extremely unusual or specific, or if you need it to be custom tailored. There are a variety of rental suits and tuxes out there, but the styles are somewhat more limited because the available options are based on what is most popular.
The Bottom Line
There's no right or wrong when it comes to buying or renting a suit. Both options have their advantages. Just try to make the best decision based on your situation, and enjoy your wedding!
If you live in the area and you're getting married in Breckenridge, Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone, Frisco, Vail or Beaver Creek, Colorado, we would be happy to discuss options with you. We have a variety of tuxedos, suits and accessories available to rent or purchase. For more information on styles, pricing and how the process works, check out our Formal Wear page!