Picking the right suit to walk down the aisle in is important. People might not make as big a deal about it as they do the dress, but you still want to make an impression when you’re standing up at the altar. What many don’t consider is that you can still look good whether you’re splashing the cash or squeezing the most out of every penny. For grooms looking to save money on their wedding suits, here’s what you need to know.
Renting is always an option. It’s nice to hold onto your wedding suit as a memento of the big day, but sometimes the cost of renting a suit will swing more in your favour. Get an idea of what’s available in your price range, or rather what it would cost to wear the suit you want. If it’s not too far off what you’d be paying to own that suit, use that knowledge to try and haggle down the price. Otherwise, you might just be better off buying the suit and having something that you can wear forever. Speaking of which…
Although it might not help with funds in the lead up to your wedding day, spending more money on a suit that you’re going to get a lot of use out of might be the way to go. Think of it this way – you won’t have to buy a suit ever again. Okay, so that might not be true, but if you’re someone that likes to dress smart a lot of the time, buying a suit that you’ll wear regularly is much more cost efficient. You don’t even need to break the bank either.
It’s not always the suit that makes the man. If your budget won’t allow you to splurge on the suit that you want, see what’s already in your wardrobe. You might have something in there that will look good for walking down the aisle in, and most people will assume that it’s brand new. The money that you save from wearing your own suit can be used on the accompaniments that will add some style to your look. Smart shoes, cufflinks, and ties are all add-ons that can you put a bit of extra money into to spruce up your outfit and still look impressive on the big day.
Just as brides have to consider their bridesmaid’s attire, grooms have to decide what their groomsmen need to wear. Shelling out heaps of money to pay for everyone’s wedding suits may seem like the only way, but that’s far from the case. Try out the previous tip, using your chosen add-ons to show some cohesion among your party. The same tie or different coloured socks, for instance, can be just as effective at showing off your groomsmen as having them wear identical suits. You might benefit from ensuring they’re all wearing a similar colour, but aside from that, leave them to sort out their own outfit for the day. Just make sure they run their final decision by you first.
When it comes to working on a budget, you always want to make the most of a discount wherever possible. Sometimes, you can find these when buying or renting your suit, if you get all your groomsmen’s wedding suits at the same time. It’s much easier to negotiate a price cut if you’re paying them a lot of money upfront. Just try not to cry when your bank balance takes a big hit.
Weddings always eat up so much money, but sticking to a budget doesn’t have to be difficult. Making sacrifices here and there won’t mean that your wedding is going to be subpar, you just have to decide what’s most important. Wedding suits are always going to look good, even if you have to cut corners here and there.
You’re looking at a writer who’s as dark and moody as he is a campy mess. I can write about almost anything, just don’t be surprised if I have a drink in hand. When it comes to weddings, I’m never the bridesmaid, never the bride (because I would upstage everyone in a fabulous dress).