How to Keep Groomsmen from Delaying Their Tux Fittings

Etiquette, Grooms

When you picture your dream wedding, everything is perfect — down to the groomsmen's attire. Although finding tuxedos for the guys can be a bit easier than finding bridesmaids dresses for your girls, it can be a lot harder for those guys to get fitted compared to the ladies. Because let's face it, most of the time, women are more willing (and excited) to complete wedding-related activities. If you're concerned your guy's friends are putting off their alterations and fittings, our etiquette expert shares tips for making sure they complete this very important task.

This type of situation can be frustrating. It's even more frustrating knowing there's not much you can really do. But what you can do is ask your fiancé to talk to his friend(s) about it. Gently, remind your future husband that the fittings need to happen ASAP.

Sometimes guys need a little nudge, so give him a deadline. Also let your guy know that if his groomsman keeps procrastinating, he won't have a tux. Stores and designers need ample time to make the necessary alterations — it's not something that can be done the night before. And if his best bud from college doesn't have a tux, he won't be able to stand in the wedding — no matter how long they've been friends. Sometimes guys need that "what if" situation to really put something in perspective.

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