Dear Grooms and Groomsmen (and the ladies who love them),
It's time for some straight talk about men's garment rentals, but we promise to be as gentle and understanding in this message as we are when we help you suit up. Just as it's key that you get the right sized suit or tux for your body and for the occasion, it is equally important that you "right-size" your expectations when it comes to renting a suit or tux. It is vital to know what to expect and what is expected of you, but the good news is: WE ARE HERE TO GUIDE YOU!
When Your or Suit Arrives
Your rental suit or tuxedo will arrive 2-3 days before your event. Please read that again.
You are renting these items and they cannot be stored in your closet for weeks before or kept for weeks after.
Because these garments do not belong to any one person, they are being worn, cleaned and shipped all over the place, day and night, to accommodate demand. You cannot expect to rent an item and store it in your closet until your big day.
Your garments must be returned the next business day after your event, so that they can be cleaned and shipped to another person with your same size for HIS big day. You don't want to be stressed out waiting, right? Neither does the groom who happens to be your size.
The good news is that we rent from JFW, a reputable and well-established vendor, and they take the distribution and care of their garments very seriously. Mistakes can happen, but we've worked with them for more than 15 years and we trust them.
Alterations to Rentals: Nope!
When you come to Bridal Traditions to rent your suit or tux, we take down your measurements to get you the best possible fit we can. Suits and tuxes have come a long way over the last few decades in terms of styles, cuts and fits, and rentals have largely kept up. We get your measurements and find the best fit for you. These garments still do not belong to you, so you absolutely may not alter any of the items you've rented. Not only do adjustments mess up the suit for anyone who wants to rent it after, you will be responsible for purchasing those items. If you alter items to fit you, they should belong to you.
TO RECAP & REMEMBER:
If any of this stresses you out, we understand. We truly do, guys. Renting isn't for everyone, but there are advantages to it, just as there are advantages to buying. If you would rather buy a suit, let's talk. We can help alleviate your stress around renting or assist you in buying what you need for your special occasion. Just know that BT is here for you as you make your wedding day plans and choose what you plan to wear, and we'll always do our best to get you exactly what you need.