At this point, I’ve been in just enough weddings to know that the wedding industry is not interested in making it easy or affordable to be in a wedding party. (Have you seen the average cost of being a traditional bridesmaid or groomsman? It. Will. Melt. Your. Brain.) There’s the cost of attire, the trying to wrangle a bunch of people who probably don’t live in the same zip code, and the not-so-subtle suggestion that everyone you know can totally afford to take multiple trips to Las Vegas over the course of a year. And while I can’t fix the latter part, I have good news about the first two: renting suits and tuxes for your wedding does not have to be difficult or expensive. And you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
But I’m guessing you know what happens any time you suggest a new alternative to an old problem in weddings. People give you this face:
And I get it. Weddings are high-stakes, one-shot-only events, and the thought of trusting the Internet and the mail to get something to you on time, in good condition, is scary. Which is why we’ve partnered up with Gentux today to dispel some of the common myths about renting suit and tuxes online. Because y’all, not leaving your house is pretty much always the better option. Or at least, my monthly Amazon charges say so.
Myth #1: It won’t get there in time. Nothing scares me more than waiting for a time-sensitive piece of mail. And that goes double for anything wedding related. But Gentux was born online, which means that they have streamlined the art of renting suits and tuxes on the Internet and making sure you’re taken care of. All Gentux rentals show up 10 to 14 days before your event, and you have three whole days to return it afterward, unlike the typical day-after deadline. And if something isn’t working in that week leading up to your event? They will do everything in their power to make sure you get what you need, even if it means quick shipping a replacement garment.
Myth #2: It won’t fit. Rental suits and tuxes don’t exactly have a reputation for being the most well-fitting garments. But Gentux is having none of that. First, when you sign up for an account, you can request a free tape measure so that your suit or tux will fit based on your exact measurements you take at home. Plus, their pants and shirts come with an invisible flex tab in the neck and waistband, for added insurance.
Myth #3: You should just buy a suit. Owning a quality suit isn’t a bad idea, depending on your lifestyle. But quality often means dollar signs, and not everyone has dollar dollar bills they want to spend on a suit. And this is where Gentux really nails it. Their suit and tux rentals start at just $129 (with a full look including jacket, pants, shirt, tie, pocket square, shoes starting at $189), and all of their suits and tuxes are made of super 130s/140s wool (most of the places you’re used to offer super 100s to 120s). What that means for you? Higher thread count equals better and finer quality, more resistant to wrinkling, and longer-lasting material. Plus, because they’ve actually caught on to the twenty-first century, all of their suits and tuxes (except for tan sharkskin) are available in modern and slim fits. And all their shirts are made of breathable cotton. Goodbye sweaty, boxy suits forever.
Pro tip: Grooms get their rental free if your wedding party involves five or more suit rentals (in addition to the groom’s). And since that’s probably the most important suit you’ll rent, Gentux even lets them reserve a free at-home fit trial before your wedding, so that you know exactly what you’re getting before the final product shows up at your door.
Myth #4: It’s too complicated to rent online. People say this to me, and it’s all I can do to avoid making a face like a confused emu. Because renting suits and tuxes online is nothing if not easy. First, you can see exactly what styles Gentux has available, then play around in their digital style studio adding ties and pocket squares and figuring out which looks you like. Or if you don’t know what you want? Outsource that ish to Gentux’s personal styling team and let them handle your wedding party for you. They’ll send email invitations to every member of your wedding party (including parents of ring bearers, your dad, etc.), then they’ll send out automatic reminders to collect measurements, payment, and shipping info from everyone. Which means you never have to worry about that one slacker friend who can’t get his sh*t together, and I’m pretty sure there is always that slacker friend.
Need a little more convincing? Just look at these refreshingly modern, well-styled suits and tuxes:
Black Peak Lapel Tux with Bow Tie
Tan Sharkskin Notch Lapel Suit with Tie and Lapel Carnation
White Shawl Lapel Tux with Black Shirt and Skinny Tie
Mystic Blue Peak Lapel Suit
Navy Blue Notch Lapel Suit with Vest and Bow Tie
Light Gray Notch Lapel Tux with Vest and Gingham Tie
Charcoal Gray Notch Lapel Tux with Skinny Black Tie
Iron Gray Peak Lapel Suit
Black Notch Lapel Suit with Vest and Red Tie
So if you’re trying to wrangle a more traditional wedding party together this year, you don’t have to go with the antiquated process just because it’s familiar. With Gentux, get a quality suit that actually fits—and looks like it was designed in this century—for just $129, and you can save your Saturday afternoon for more important things. Like brunch and/or saving the world.
This post was sponsored by Gentux. Gentux offers modern, stylish suit and tux rentals starting at just $129 for a suit or tuxedo rental, or $189 for the whole outfit including shirt, shoes, and accessories. Gentux will even help style and coordinate your wedding party so you don’t have to. Plus, grooms get a free suit rental with any wedding party of six or more people. Click here to register your event and get started today!