Bridal Traditions is not a men's formal wear shop that warehouses rack upon rack of styles, sizes and colors on site. BUT, we do cater to grooms and prom going guys and we take an enormous amount of pride in what we offer and our service record.
Renting Your Tux from the Best
Since 2005, BT has been an Authorized, Elite dealer with Jim's Formal Wear - one of the leading and largest tuxedo purveyors in the U.S. These guys are the best and they have high standards. Jim's, or JFW, only works with independent retailers who become authorized dealers. We have a great records with them based on the high volume of rentals that flow through our boutique and because there are fewer than 8% returns or "make goods" due to errors. We too try to do our best by every client and JFW has noticed.
A Bit About Tux Rentals
Most guys choose to rent their tux no matter the occasion. For this, here's the breakdown, if you want to be prepared, gentlemen!
When men come in, we show them the JFW catalogs - in store and online if necessary - so that we can get a sense of what they're looking for. We also have some displays so that they can see, touch and get a feel for the options.
We do sizing based on taking their measurements and we discuss the details around the event, most especially what their date is wearing or the bride's attire and naturally the date, time, season and other pertinent info that will allow us to help.
Tuxedos should be ordered around 6-8 weeks before the date and usually arrive 2-3 days before the event date. This allows customers time to try on, check for fit and move on to other things on their list.
It is possible to have something delivered overnight if you've really lost track of your calendar or waited until the last minute. That requires a bit of scurrying but nothing we haven't dealt with before and we're happy to save the day!
Buying Your Suit or Tux
We do have an option to buy. There is a trend that grooms want to buy the tux they wear to their wedding to use for other occasions and we are happy to oblige.
For all the nitty-gritty, come to our boutique and check out all of your options online here.
We look forward to serving you!
Store owner, Kelly has been in the bridal industry since 2000, when at the ripe old age of 20 she opened her first little store front on a wing and a prayer. She is a certified wedding planner (no, she does not plan weddings), and everything she knows about bridal and formal wear has come from, gut instinct, trial and error, and watching LOTS of What Not to Wear.