Battle of the ages. Renting vs Buying

Battle of the ages. Renting vs Buying

Once you’ve decided on your wedding style and what you want to wear on your wedding day, the next big question is choosing whether to rent or buy. Both options have their benefits and should be considered; some of the key considerations are fit, quality and money.



Renting is a popular choice for weddings and with good reason! Renting is budget-friendly plus it’s preferable for groomsmen who already own several suits and don’t want to add another one to their wardrobe. Rentals ensure it’s easy to find a great option that flatters the own outfit, you won’t have to worry about finding cufflinks and pocket squares (unless you want to add your own), it’s all there. We offer our vests, ties and pocket squares in dozens of colors so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect color to compliment your wedding day! With an easy pickup and drop off process, it’s always convenient and easy.


Looking forward to wearing that special suit again in the future? Buying your wedding attire is a smart idea if you like the option of wearing the suit again or if you’d welcome a reason to add a new suit to your closet. If you have a unique look in mind, retail offers a wider selection of styles, including wider selection of freedom in fit, quality and details. While this can be a larger financial investment(only slightly), don’t rule it out even if you’re on a tighter budget – there are fantastic options available at every price point. You’d be surprised by some of the great options available in our opening price garments!

Going with a purchase, we have a few options in our Custom Suiting collection as well; it’s your big day, consider investing in something made just for you.


Don’t forget that as the groom, you can select something different from the groomsmen! If they would strongly prefer to rent but you want to purchase your suit, that’s okay. As long as the styles are complementary, the wedding party will still look cohesive and stylish.


Remember to start thinking about the men’s attire several months before the wedding day so your options aren’t limited. While it’s possible to do a last-minute rental, you’ll be at the mercy of availability, especially during the summer and early autumn wedding season. Plan to do at least a couple of trips. Once just as a couple to narrow down the options you like (it’s easier without commentary from the peanut gallery) and again with the wedding party to try them on.