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Would you rather...

Ask your groomsmen to spend $250 on a suit that they could keep and wear again, or $150 on a tux that they'll have to take back the next day?

Re: Would you rather...

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    We offered our GMs the choice and they all decided to rent tuxes.
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    Probably the $250 on a suit. Spending $150 on a tux that they'll just have to give back seems like a waste to me. We just asked our guys to wear black suits they already owned though, and that was a lot easier for them.
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    I would talk to them first. They may not want a suit. Or they may already own one or something. See what the general concensus is, and then go from there.
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    Anna, that's a good idea! And really stupidly simple. Laughing
    Gretchen, at first that was the idea, but Rick wants grey suits, so it kind of negates it.
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    i would ask them which they would prefer. although having them buy a suit they could wear again makes sense to me. but everyone's perspective is different, that is why i would try to get a consensus from all of them.
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    Yeah ditto PPs. Ask them. If it were me though, I'd rather pay $250 for something I could keep and wear again.
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    I would ask them.  I persoanlly lean toward buying, but if they don't wear suits it wouldn't be a good choice.  
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    If we go with buying them, we will probably pay for half as their groomsmen's gift, and I'll probably do the same for the bridesmaids
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    Ask first.  Some of them may not really be the suit wearing type.  I know if FI was given that choice, he'd rent because he's never needed, and thinks he may never need, a full suit.  I'd beg to differ and would prefer he have at least one suit, because it's like the male version of a LBD, it's almost always in style and appropriate.
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    It depends on the groomsmen.  I know none of Noodle's are in a profession where they would need to wear a suit, or in the social circles where the parties are dress-up.  So it makes more sense to have them rent them. 

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    neither...give them the info and let them decide
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    I don't know that that's really considered a 'gift' given that the suit is for wear at your wedding and probably wouldn't be the type of thing that each guy would choose for himself.

    Also, the quality and fit of cheaper suits isn't always the best, so I'd be considering that, too, if I were you. And, obviously, consulting with the guys to see what they'd prefer.

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    DH wears a suit 1-2 times a year.  He had no need for another suit.  A $150 tux would save us $100 and much need closest space.






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    And when you say that you'll be doing the same for the bridesmaids, do you mean you'll be paying half for their dresses and saying that is a gift? 

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    It would be part of their gift Sun, not the whole thing :) We'll definitely just be asking which they'd prefer to do
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