I'm a guy who lives in jeans. How do I begin to shop for a tuxedo? Q. Do all the
men in my wedding party need to wear tuxedos?
Relax. Tuxedos and tailcoats are basically dressed up suits. They are fitted the
same way. Traditionally, the groom's attire is determined by the size and
of the wedding. Another important factor is the Bride's gown. Browse our website
pages to see what's current.
It is customary for the Groom, Bestman, Ushers, Groomsmen, Ring bearers and fathers
to wear tuxedos. Some couples request grandfathers, uncles,
other close family friends to wear tuxedos as well. It is a great way to include
them in a special way on your wedding day.
I'm getting married. How far ahead of time should we choose what the men will
wear in our wedding?
We suggest you make arrangements two or more months before the wedding date. Some
prefer to book their wedding six months or more prior. You
to allow plenty of time for all of the men (and boys) in your wedding party to
come in at their convenience.
When does everybody need to be fitted??
A. As a
general rule of thumb all your groomsmen should complete their initial fittings
at least one month prior to your wedding day. Feel free to push that date back
to 6 to 8 weeks prior, giving you peace of mind. Coordinating all the proper sizes
and styles takes time so having everybody fit in ample time is very important.
Do I need to make an appointment for my tuxedo fitting?
Appointments are not necessary. We encourage you to come in at a time that is
most convenient for your schedule.
You may want to avoid Friday afternoons,
as that is the pick up time for tuxedos going out that week.
How long will it take for my tuxedo fitting?
It will only take 15 to 20 minutes to be properly fitted (sized) for a tuxedo.
In order to give the proper attention to our fittings, we do suggest that whole
wedding parties not come in at one time. One or two at a time is best.
I have a few guys who are hard to fit; will you be able to accommodate them?
We SPECIALIZE in fitting! Fit is the most important part of a tux! You can have
a tux that is really nice, but if it doesn't fit right, it won't look very good.
We stock from sizes 3 to 70 in most of the popular styles. Our fitters are
trained and highly experienced.
Who pays for the tuxedos?
A. It is completely up
to each wedding party. What seems to be most popular is that each person pays
for their own tux rental.
When will I pick up my tuxedo?
A. Your rental tuxedo
will be ready the day before the use date, usually on Friday afternoon. (Unless
special arrangements have been made in advance).
Do I have to try it on in the store when I pick it up?
It is best to allow 15 to 20 minutes pick up time so that you can at least try
on the coat, pants and shoes. This way we are assured that every tuxedo leaving
our store fits properly. If there are any adjustments necessary they can usually
be taken care of immediately. If you are not able to pick up your own tuxedo,
we ask that you please try it on as soon as possible at home. If you have a concern
about the fit, please contact us immediately by phone so that we may remedy the
situation before your event.
do I pay for the tuxedo rental?
We require a $20.00 partial payment at the time of fitting. The balance is due
on or before pick-up day. Mannino's Tux and Tails accepts Visa, MasterCard, American
Express, Discover, ATM Cards and checks with proper ID. (We cannot accept out
of state checks). Oh, yes, we also take cash!
When will the rental tuxedo be due back?
All rental formalwear is due back the next business day after use, unless special
arrangements have been made in advance. There is a $10.00 per day extended rental
charge for every day it is late.