When considering the average cost of tuxedo rental you may find that there are a number of different prices available. Tuxedo rental cost can usually start at around $50 and go up into the thousands for designer suits. In most cases you pay a fee for the tuxedo rental and a separate fee for tuxedo rental insurance. You may also have to consider the cost of tuxedo accessories such as shoes, ties, and handkerchiefs which are not included in the price of the rental. In some shops you may even pay more for a cummerbund. Generally the tuxedo rental cost includes the pants, shirt and jacket only. You can then rent any additional accessories you need including shoes, ties, tie clips, cuff links, socks, hats, and many other items. When you shop around for your tux make sure to ask which items are included and the cost of any additional items you may need to rent.
When renting tuxedos for a wedding you have to consider several factors. Start with the number of men you need a tux for. In most cases the wedding party is not responsible for their own rentals. Next you need to shop around and see which styles are available in bulk. After all, you want everyone's tuxedo to match. However, you may want to change one thing about the groom’s outfit so that he looks like everyone else but stands out among the groomsmen. For example, you might choose a paisley cummerbund for all the groomsmen and a solid color cummerbund for the groom.
In some cases a rental store will save you money on the tuxedo rental cost because you are renting several items. However, you should always ask for a discount. In fact, some stores allow the groom to get a tux for free if all of his groomsmen’s tuxedos are rented at the same location. In most cases wedding tuxedo rental prices fall between $50 to $150 for a regular tuxedo. You will likely spend up to a hundred dollars more, per person, on accessories, and another $30 to $100 if anyone needs their suit adjusted or tailored. If you want a name brand suit such as a Calvin Klein or an Armani you can expect to pay much more than you would for a traditional tuxedo.
Tuxedo rental prices for prom tuxedos can range from $30 for the lowest priced tux to $130 for the highest priced tux. For example, a standard black tux can be found for as low as thirty dollars. This price includes the shirt and pants. Shirts and other items need to be rented for an additional fee. On the other hand, you can rent a tuxedo package that includes the shirt, jacket, pants, cummerbund, and bow tie for around a hundred dollars. Colored tuxedos are also very popular during prom season. In most cases the tuxedo rental cost for these items is much more expensive than that of a standard black tux. For example, a white, two button tuxedo package will cost you $150 or more while blue tuxedo rental prices could go as high as $200.
When comparing the cost of a tuxedo rental to the cost of a tuxedo purchase there are a few things that will help you make the choice. Do you plan to use the tuxedo more than once? Do you usually attend several formal events a year? Do you stay the same size for years or does your weight fluctuate? If you attend several events a year and you can count on your size staying the same you should probably buy a tuxedo. In most cases you can find a traditional tux for less than $200. A name brand tuxedo such as an Armani tux will cost up to $1,000 to rent when you can buy the suit for around $2,000. If you wear the tuxedo twice you have more than made up for the cost of buying it. In addition, you do have the option of buying just the pants and jacket. You can then change the shirt, tie, and vest each time you wear the tux for a whole new look.
As you can see there are many different options for renting and buying tuxedos. If you take the time to consider color, style, and size before visiting the store you can save time and money on your rental or purchase. You can also shop around over the phone or via the internet to see which companies can save you money on the cost of tuxedo rentals. During certain seasons many companies offer huge discounts to draw people in. This is especially true in slow months where there are no formal holidays or proms. If you plan your wedding or event in one of these slow seasons you will likely spend less on your tux rental.
While unknown tuxedo brands can be very reasonable for renting, the tuxedo rental cost for renting an Armani, Calvin Klein or Hugo Boss tux can be outrageous. For example a black, vertical striped Armani tux can cost over $900 just to rent. The price will depend on the style and color that you choose but you can expect the lowest price to start at $500 and the highest price to be as much as $2,000 dollars.
There are several different places where you can buy tuxedos today. Most department stores such as JC Penny, Nordstrom, Kohl's, and Sears offer a small variety of tuxedos to choose from. However, there are also warehouses that you can purchase from to get a good deal. Men's Warehouse is available online and locally in many states. They offer an extensive catalog of different tuxedos at reasonable prices. However, one of the best options for buying a tuxedo may actually be to buy from a tuxedo rental company. As new styles are introduced the old styles are sold off to customers or second hand stores. Call around and ask if your local rental company has any tuxedos available. The cost of tuxedos that were previously used as rentals is in most cases very reasonable.