Hey everyone, I appreciate the resource this forum has been so far!
Here's where I'm at. Getting married this July, ceremony begins at 6pm and reception will last all night. I'm wanting to wear a tuxedo, and the bride and her mother both have to have all the groomsmen wearing the same thing, non-negotiable. So we'll be getting rentals from Men's Wearhouse/Jos A Bank for them. That'll be the black tuxedo Black by Vera Wang. All will wear cummerbunds. Bride thankfully hates the idea of any of the guys matching colors with the girls, so we can do whatever accessory color I'd like (black).
Black by Vera Wang
1) How does a groom stand out if the groomsmen are in rental tuxes? Ideally I'd want all the guys to wear black bowties...but that's what I would want to wear as well...Bride thinks they could wear ties and I'll be in a bowtie, seems like a decent idea to me since the rental tuxes aren't classic anyway...
2) I think I should buy even a lesser-quality tux so I can have it tailored. I'm the one who needs to look the best, so that's my mind's justification for rentals for the other guys....is it okay if I have a different style of tux than my groomsmen? I mean I could use the free rental I get from either store and match everyone, but then I can't have it tailored. I also get a $650 voucher from both places for a discount on retail-priced tuxedo, so I was thinking I could use that to get an inexpensive tuxedo, but I'm confused if it's okay that mine would be peak lapel, other slight variances compared to the rentals for my groomsmen.
3) I can't find a good deal at either store even with my voucher since it can't be used for things on sale. Also a customer rep said I can't use the voucher until 14 days before my wedding. That seems not nearly enough time for my to be comfortable with. They don't have single button/peak lapel as far as I see. So I don't know if this voucher helps at all.
4) Random question, I didn't think about vests much, so cummerbund seems best. However, I HATE how I look when I'm dancing without a jacket but still wearing a cummerbund. Upper body proportion is way off with so little of my shirt remaining visible. Can I be in a tuxedo without a cummerbund/vest? That would be ideal...
What should I do!? Part of me just wants to get the rental and hope it looks decent but then I think about all that's going in to the wedding, money spent on her dress, and I'd like to look good.
I know this is a popular topic, but things change and options change and I really want some help! Thank you!