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Online Chat and Text Chat Etiquette

Have you ever done an online chat with a company? How about texting a company’s telephone number to communicate with it? Super helpful to get immediate service, right?

Six years ago, Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo added the ability to do an online chat with us. In addition, we set up our actual store telephone number to be able to receive text messages from customers! A few years ago, our service provider added the ability for us to initiate a text chat with customers directly.

We always knew about online chat systems but when we realized that our store’s landline could send and receive text messages, we were convinced this would be the best service on earth.  And we were correct!  We send and receive thousands of text messages to and from our customers every month.  The system is on about 16 – 17 hours a day and we the owners and founders actually answer all chats and text messages, even when the store is not open!  Yes, this is a commitment timewise, however we see how convenient and important this service is.  Our brides and grooms tell us how much they love the ease of communicating with us and we love being able to provide immediate answers to you.

So with thousands of text messages and chats each month, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to make this service more efficient for you.  In addition, we’ve received some interesting text messages and chats over the years, to say the least!

The following blog will help you communicate more efficiently with your bridal and tuxedo store.  Our advice and tips are purely from what we learned over the years with customers attempting to text or chat with us.

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has an online chat function on our website for immediate assistance!
Click the chat button on our website and be connected to the owners directly!

Our Chat and Text System is NOT a Google Search!

Every month, we receive text messages from customers as if the person is trying to do a Google search.  Here’s an actual example of a text message sent to us: “mother of the bride dresses near me”.  When texting or chatting with us, you are actually communicating directly with the owners and our daughter, in real time! We don’t use computers or bots to answer, you are actually speaking to a person when you text or initiate an online chat with us.

If you type in your text message or the chat box words that you would normally type in a search engine, we will most likely ask you to clarify what you are asking or what you are looking for.  We read every text message and chat and will be able to have a conversation with you as if you are talking to a friend or family member, it’s that simple!

So our advice is to be very clear about what you are looking for.

Text Chat Advice

If you initiate a text chat with us, be specific and tell us how we can help you.  Tell us your name, what you are looking for and how we can help you. 

If you send a picture, please tell us what the photo is and how we can help you with it.  Random photos that are delivered to our text chat system don’t help us help you without adequate explanation.  Are you looking for the dress you sent us?  Are you looking for a similar tuxedo to the one you sent in the photo?  Giving us your name allows us to be more personal with you.  If you are looking for our hours, it’s very efficient to text or chat us by writing: “Hi, my name is Lisa.  Can you  tell me your hours”?  You’ll receive an immediate response with the exact information you are looking for, thus saving yourself time.

When you start a text chat with us, all we can see is a phone number and nothing else.  Your name and what you are looking for would help you receive a quicker and more complete response.  Oftentimes, a customer will text us “did my dress arrive?”.  If all we can see is your phone number, we unfortunately don’t know who you are and what kind of dress you purchased.  If you give us your name and / or tell us that you purchased a wedding dress, we will be able to more quickly look up the information for you.

Try to Finish the Conversation

Whether you’re doing an online chat or a text chat, try to stay with the conversation.  We often have someone text us or write to us through the chat system and then they stop communicating in the middle of the conversation.  Eventually the system times out and the conversation automatically ends.  Texting us is not like texting your friend who looks at his or her phone throughout the day and can pick up with the conversation later in the day. 

For your privacy, our system will end the chat when there is inactivity for a certain period of time.  We understand that you may get side tracked or you may be at work, so a starting new conversation later is no problem.  However, the systems are designed to end the text or online chat after there is no activity after several minutes.

We Aren’t keeping Your Information

As we mentioned before, we receive and send thousands of messages every month.  We don’t have the time to look back at your phone number or chat information, other than to answer your questions, set an appointment or say hello.  If we could post a day’s worth of chat in the blog, it would go on for a hundred pages!  Your information is safe with us.  As a family owned business, the most precious thing we have, other than our employees, is our time.  We just don’t have time to go back to your phone number or chat information.  Your information is also automatically purged from the system to help with privacy.

Online Chats

Online chats work a little differently.   When initiating an online chat, you are requested to fill out your name and email address so that we can communicate with you in a more personal manner.  Again, you are talking to a live person when you chat Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo.  Our goal is to answer your questions as quickly and thoroughly as possible.  The more information you give us, the better we will be able to answer your question.  If we don’t have an immediate answer, we will tell you that we will text or email you later.  This often happens when the staff is busy with other customers or if we are texting or chatting with you outside of business hours.  We may need to answer your questions when we are in the store again.

We Are Available About 16 Hours a Day!

We leave the chat and text system on for about 16 hours a day.  We will answer you virtually immediately.  If our system is turned off for the night, you will receive an immediate message that we are offline. However, when we turn on our phones or our computers, we will see your message and be able to answer you.  No messages are lost and we will get right back to you.

Be Patient

When we receive an online chat request or text message, we are often responding from our iPhones.  We typically respond very quickly but sometimes we need a minute to grab our phones or open the system on a computer.  We promise, we will answer you pretty quickly but sometimes we are at the gym (yes, we have the chat system with us no matter where we are!) or finishing up with a customer.

Changes are Coming

It is not often that you see a small family business, like ours, offer live chat or text chat.  While online or live chat has been around for a long time, being able to text a company’s telephone number is relatively new.  Text chats are not as common and we don’t think everyone is perfectly comfortable with it yet, but with the substantial increase in volume of text messages we send and receive every month, we feel that text chatting will become more common in the next two years.  Obviously, this hasn’t stopped our millennial brides and grooms from texting us!  They love using the service and we love providing it.

Go Ahead and Try Texting or Chatting with Us!

Now that you can initiate an online chat or text the owners of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, why don’t you give it a try!  Our phone number is 215-491-8500.  Or click on our chat button and Wendy, Franco and Daria will be at your service!

10 New Must See Tuxedos and Suits for 2022

Every year, Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo adds new styles of tuxedos and suits for rent and purchase. We meet many brides and grooms one-on-one throughout the year and discuss their tuxedo and suit preferences and learn a lot. Our conversations help us develop what new styles to offer our customers. Those styles include completely new tuxedos, suits, bow ties, long ties, pocket squares, shirts and shoes.

This year we added 10 new styles, one new pair of brown shoes and countless long ties, bow ties and pocket squares. These are truly must see tuxedos, suits, and jackets!

We just finished up what were the top 5 tuxedo and suit rentals for 2021.  Now we are excited to introduce our 10 new must see tuxedos and suits we’ve added to our inventory for rent and purchase.

  1. Denim Blue Tuxedo by Allure Men
  2. Green Velvet Tuxedo Jacket by Allure Men
  3. Brown Suit by Ike Behar
  4. Heather Gray Suit by Ike Behar
  5. Black Double-Breasted Tuxedo Jacket by Ike Behar
  6. Navy Double-Breasted Tuxedo Jacket by Ike Behar
  7. Black Peak Lapel Tuxedo Jacket by Ike Behar
  8. Tan Suit by Ike Behar
  9. Seaglass (green) Tuxedo by Allure Men
  10. Steel Gray Suit by Ike Behar

1) Denim Blue Tuxedo by Allure Men

Denim Blue Tuxedo by Ike Behar is one of our must see tuxedos!
Denim Blue Tuxedo

Despite the name, this tuxedo is not made of denim!  It is actually a true tuxedo made of an ultra luxurious wool blend with a denim color.  The fabric will assure comfort for all day wearing.  The jacket has a notch lapel, a stitched border where you would otherwise see satin, however there is no satin on this jacket. 

The matching trim fit pants and vest, create a different yet handsome blue addition to our many blue suits and tuxedos available for rent and purchase.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo offers this tuxedo for rent and purchase, providing your wedding party the flexibility of owning or renting this beautiful tuxedo.  This has become one of our staff favorites from the moment they saw it and is one of our definite must see tuxedos.

2) Green Velvet Tuxedo Jacket by Allure Men

Velvet Green Tuxedo Jacket
Velvet Green Tuxedo Jacket

As with our other Allure Men velvet tuxedo jackets that we offer, this fabric is truly luxurious.  The green color is best described as emerald and the shawl lapel jacket and fabric are soft as can be.  This is a wonderful formal jacket to wear for a winter, late fall or holiday event.  We think it looks great with our slim fit black tuxedo pants. 

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo offers this tuxedo jacket as a purchase only.

3) Brown Suit by Ike Behar

Brown Suit by Ike Behar
Brown Suit

Our customers and staff really love Ike Behar suits and tuxedos.  Why?  Because his designs are so precise that no matter what your body shape, this designer’s suits and tuxedos always seem to fit like a custom suit.  Don’t ask us how he does it?! 

This ultra-luxurious textured brown wool blend is something that needs to be seen in person.  When we first saw photographs of the suit, we didn’t think it was anything special.  About a month ago, we received our first shipments of the suit from Ike Behar and we were immediately in love!  The photos just don’t do the fine fabric and detailed texture justice.  The suit is a two-button notch lapel and has matching trim fit pants and vest.  We offer this wonderful suit for rent and purchase.

4) Heather Gray Suit by Ike Behar

 Heather Gray Suit with Scoop Vest
Heather Gray Suit with Scoop Vest

Last year we added a light gray Ike Behar suit to our collection.  This year, we added a few more gray suits from Ike and this one is slightly darker than our light gray Ike Behar suit but slightly lighter than our new steel gray suit from Ike. 

The trim fit one button jacket has a classy peak lapel.  The matching trim fit pants can be paired with a matching scoop vest or a V-shape vest.  We believe this will be popular with those in search of a darker gray suit that does not look black.  We are proud to offer this fine suit for rent and purchase.

5) Black Double-Breasted Tuxedo Jacket by Ike Behar

 Double Breasted Black Jacket
Double Breasted Black Jacket

After a trip to Europe to meet some fashion designers in September 2021, we had the good fortune of getting an inside look of some trends that may be coming out of Europe in the next two to three years.  One designer showed us some design plans of suits and tuxedos that were more relaxed fit and not as form-fitting. 

We believe the new double-breasted suits and tuxedos added this year may be part of what is more to come from Europe.  The double-breasted look is more forgiving around the midsection and torso and is capable of hiding a few extra pounds!  This is a peak lapel with very fine fabric and can be worn with slim fit tuxedo pants or our new Ike Behar black skinny-fit tuxedo pants.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo offers this tuxedo for rent or purchase.

6) Double-Breasted Navy Tuxedo Jacket by Ike Behar

Double Breasted Navy Jacket
Double Breasted Navy Jacket

Ike Behar has designed a double-breasted navy tuxedo jacket that is pretty much the same tuxedo as his black double-breasted tuxedo just made with his signature navy fabric.  We already offer two tuxedos by Ike Behar that are navy.  We are excited to offer this third option from Ike Behar. 

Ike has created a complete look by offering a matching satin navy bow tie or long tie, a matching navy V-shape vest and either navy slim fit or navy skinny fit pants.  Again, this handsome tuxedo is offered for rent or sale.

7) Peak Lapel Black Tuxedo Jacket by Ike Behar

Black Peak Lapel Tuxedo Jacket
Black Peak Lapel Tuxedo Jacket

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has always offered Ike Behar black tuxedos with notch and shawl lapels.  This year, we are proud to add this smart looking tuxedo jacket in a full peak lapel.  This is truly a slimming jacket with full satin on the lapel.  We think the jacket will pair perfectly with either the new Ike Behar skinny fit tuxedo pants or the more traditional slim fit pants. 

Last year, most grooms chose the more modern V-shape matching black vest.  However, we are seeing more and more customers choosing the more traditional scoop vest for our black tuxedos.  This tuxedo is available for rent or purchase.

8) Tan Suit by Ike Behar

Tan Suit by Ike Behar
Tan Suit by Ike Behar

When we saw that Ike Behar was now offering a tan suit, we knew we had to add it to our collection!  We already have a tan suit from Michael Kors and a tan tuxedo from Allure Men, but we think this tan suit will be popular for destination and summer weddings.  The suit is already a favorite of our tuxedo manager Joe

The super light 100’s wool and luxurious fabric will ensure you are comfortable all day for your warm weather event.  This is a notch lapel trim fit jacket with matching vest and trim fit pants.  This suit is available for rent or purchase.

9) Seaglass Green Tuxedo by Allure Men

Seaglass color Tuxedo
Seaglass Tuxedo

Another of our definite must see tuxedos! Our bridal consultant, Shannon, asks us every week when this tuxedo is coming in from the designer!  She is in love with this tuxedo and wants to buy this for her husband Jack.  This is a very unusual, yet beautiful light green fabric. 

The tuxedo is made with an elegant super 130’s fabric and has a notch lapel.  The border stitching on the lapel emulates satin piping without having any satin!  The fabric buttons on a few of our Allure tuxedos are always a nice touch.  This tuxedo is available for purchase only.

10) Steel Gray Suit by Ike Behar

Steel Gray Suit
Steel Gray Suit

This is yet another gray suit added to our collection from Ike Behar.  This is the darkest of the Ike suits available and has a peak lapel.  The suit is available with matching slim fit pants or wear it with black skinny fit pants. 

As with many Ike Behar suits and tuxedos, we do offer a matching scoop vest or V-shape vest with this steel gray suit.  We believe this suit will be popular all year round.  The suit is available for rent or purchase.

A Word About Double-Breasted Tuxedo Come-Back

The owners of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo like to keep up on coming trends in wedding and formal wear fashion.  That’s why we like to personally visit designers in the United States and Europe and see what they are creating.  We actually see their design studios and look at the drafts of their drawings to see what may be coming.  

In all honesty, when we were told by a few designers in Europe that they were working on more relaxed fit suits and tuxedos, we were a bit surprised.  We remember the boxy look of some suits and tuxedos about 8 or 9 years ago which obviously since have gone by the wayside.  Now that some of these designers have released a few double-breasted suits and tuxedos, we see that we may be seeing more relaxed fit items in the next couple of years. 

Our opinion is that this may not be very popular in the Philadelphia region.  Why?  Because we meet brides and grooms every day for tuxedo and suit appointments and after approximately 575 appointments in the first 6 weeks of 2022, not many have indicated their desire to rent or purchase double-breasted suits or tuxedos.  The exception has been larger grooms and groomsmen who find the jackets more streamlined for their body types.

After adding another 10 different suits and tuxedos for sale and rent, we have close to 70 different styles available to you.  Most of what we offer is slim fit and skinny fit.  However, we do have several relaxed fit items as well.  We want to make sure we are accommodating everyone’s formal wear needs and will always invest in a mix of different styles and fits for you. 

As always, only time will tell as to what will be the most popular tuxedos and suits.  As we did at the end of 2021, we will certainly write about the most popular tuxedo and suit rentals and purchases for 2022. We hope you are as excited as we are about our new must see tuxedos, suits, and jackets!

Our family business is proud to serve you and enjoy the time we spend with you one-on-one to help you put together your perfect wedding, prom and gala look!

The Ultimate Guide To Renting A Tuxedo or Suit For Prom

Every year, many parents tell us that this is the first time they are renting a prom suit or tuxedo for their school-age student. They further explain that they have no idea what they are doing when it comes to renting a suit or tuxedo.

Well, you are in luck!

The owners of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo have children as well so we understand what you are going through. We rent thousands of tuxedos and suits for prom every year and we are happy to give you some guidance with this tuxedo and suit rental guide!

As a local, family-owned business, we want to make this process simple, fun and stress-free.  This blog should give you some guidelines to understand what you should expect when renting a tuxedo or suit and how to make the process easier on you and your prom-goer.

The Basics

When renting a tuxedo or suit for prom, there are several potential pieces to the rental that you should be aware of.  Although you may not want or need all of the rental pieces, this is generally what you can expect to receive when renting:

  1. Jacket
  2. Pants
  3. Vest
  4. Shirt
  5. Long tie or Bow Tie
  6. Pocket Square
  7. Shoes
  8. Cufflinks
  9. Studs

Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of things to choose.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has a simple process of summarizing your choices and will guide you through everything.

When deciding on renting a suit or tuxedo, you will need to choose styles and colors for each of the items above.  In general, once you choose a designer or tuxedo/suit style, you have potentially already chosen the jacket, pants and vest.  This is the bulk of what you are wearing.  The remaining items are just accessories, shoes and a shirt.  Most tuxedo and suit designers make matching pants, jackets and vests for each style that they design and manufacture.  As an example, if you choose the below navy tuxedo by Ike Behar, this designer makes matching navy pants and navy vest to go with the jacket.

Ike Behar navy Sebastian tuxedo is one of the best fitting and sharpest looks anywhere
Ike Behar navy Sebastian tuxedo

Some prom-goers want a vest that matches the color and style of their long tie or bow tie and pocket square.  More about that decision and subject later.

Difference Between Dressing for a Senior Prom and a Junior Prom

Over the years, we have seen that most junior prom attendees wear a suit for prom, rather than a tuxedo.   However that is not always the case.  Some junior prom attendees wear a tuxedo.  It’s entirely a personal choice whether the junior prom-goer wears a suit or tuxedo.  Either one would work and there is no right or wrong answer.  Our past experience shows that about 65% of junior prom attendees wear a suit and the rest wear a tuxedo.  Many junior high school students and parents ask other parents and students to gauge what other students are doing.  This usually forms the basis of how parents or students choose between a suit or tuxedo for junior prom.

As for senior prom, it is very rare that students wear a suit.  Most wear a tuxedo for their senior prom.  Our tuxedo ordering system shows that over the last 9 years, 99.6% of senior prom attendees wore a tuxedo.

Is a Tuxedo Rental More Expensive than a Suit Rental?

The common myth that a tuxedo rental is more expensive than a suit rental is false. The price of a tuxedo or suit rental is driven by the designer chosen and the fabric used to make the suit or tuxedo. A Michael Kors tuxedo is one of the more expensive tuxedos to rent. However a Michael Kors suit rental could be and is often as expensive as a tuxedo rental. You are paying for the designer’s name, high level design of the suit or tuxedo and the high quality fabric used in making the suit or tuxedo. Generally, the higher quality fabric used in making the suit or tuxedo, the more comfortable it will be to wear. You can, however, find tuxedos that are less expensive than some suit rentals because the designer is not as well known and the quality of the design and fabrics are not as high.

Our suggestion is to first figure out if you prefer a suit or tuxedo for prom and then choose a rental that fits your budget and style.

Should I Rent a Suit or Tuxedo for Prom

In our experience and opinion, suits are a great choice for a junior prom.  Why?  Because junior prom is not as formal and by the time you become a senior, it’s great to leave your high school days behind you by going out with a big bang in style!  Wearing a suit for junior prom will allow you to match a majority of the attendees to your junior prom and will ensure that you don’t look too different.  Senior prom is more formal, more celebratory, and should allow you to stand out and shine with a tuxedo.

How Much Should I Spend on a Tuxedo or Suit Rental

That’s a great question!  Many parents and students call our store around prom time and ask how much it costs to rent a suit or tuxedo.  Here’s where we like to give a word of caution to students and parents.  We found that a lot of tuxedo and suit rental shops charge for each item that you want to rent.  Pricing often given is “bare bones” pricing and doesn’t really include much, but there is more about that in the next section. 

At Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, we have always done package pricing.  We include everything in the rental and our pricing: Jacket, pants, vest, shirt, bow tie or long tie, pocket square, shoes, cufflinks, studs, and damage waiver – no surprises!  Yes, we even include shoes!  We don’t think you should be going to prom barefoot!  We have seven different price points ranging from $159 plus tax all the way up to $260 plus tax.  There are several price points in between those two high and low prices so you will have plenty of choice.

The way we do pricing at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is that once you choose the tuxedo or suit style, the price stays firm no matter what accessories or shoes you choose.  We like pricing this way so there are no surprises after choosing all of your accessories.

Beware of the $99 Rental Advertisement

Every year, we see tuxedo and suit rentals advertised for $99. This is a teaser rate offering very low end pants and a jacket and nothing else, however they don’t tell you that in the advertisement.  When I say low-end, I mean a jacket and pants that feel like a burlap sack and usually do not fit very well! No exaggeration here. Once you arrive at the store offering “$99” tuxedo rentals, you are then asked to choose a shirt, vest, tie, pocket square, shoes, cufflinks and studs.  Some even then add a damage waiver fee and a cleaning fee.  Oftentimes the price will approach $300 after all said and done.

Our advice to you is choose a local place that has an honest, good reputation that has fair pricing.  Look at online reviews to see what others think and ask around for recommendations in your neighborhood.

Renting Items Piece-Meal

Some parents call us every year to tell us that their son owns a tuxedo jacket, pants and shirt and just needs to rent the bow tie, pocket square, colored vest and shoes.  This is a great idea if you are comfortable with the tuxedo you already own.  However keep in mind, sometimes the savings is not as great as you may expect.  Why?  Because package pricing when renting a full tuxedo with all accessories can sometimes be not much more than renting a few accessories. If you are okay with saving $30 – $80 by renting only the accessories, then by all means, we encourage you to do that.  We, however, don’t want you to be fooled that you will save $150 – $200 by just renting the accessories.

Book Your Suit or Tuxedo Rental Early

Prom season can be very busy for formal wear and tuxedo shops.  In addition to a lot of rentals for prom, stores are also very busy with spring weddings.  There is often a lot of pressure on the tuxedo and suit inventory and popular styles and colors can become scarce during the prom rental season.

The best way to combat this is to get into the store and choose and secure your preferred suit or tuxedo as early as possible.  You may not even have a date for prom yet or know the color of your prom date’s dress. This is not a problem, later you can choose your accessories once you know the colors that you want. Coming early allows you to order and secure the styles and sizes that you need.

Aside from popular colors and styles running out the fastest, the less expensive tuxedo and suit rentals, especially in the smaller sizes tend to run out more quickly.  We have a very large warehouse with a lot of suits, tuxedos and accessories however no business is exempt from running low on supply during high season. Your best strategy is to visit your tuxedo shop as soon as you can, get measured and choose your style.  You can later update the order with your chosen accessories.

Can a Female Wear a Suit or Tuxedo?

Of course she can!  Every year, we have females who prefer wearing a suit or tuxedo for prom.  We have experts who measure and size females to help them look their best.  The 70+ suits and tuxedos we have for rent and sale are suitable for females as well.

Female from goer rocking a navy Paisley tuxedo jacket, suspenders, floral bow tie, and black pants, with added Open-toe, black slingback heels
One of our 2019 prom goers rocked this look!

Prom Accessory Tradition

One of the longest running traditions in prom attire is that the bow or long tie, vest and pocket square often match the prom date’s dress color.  As an example, if the girl has a blush prom gown, the guy often chooses a blush long or bow tie, blush vest and blush pocket square.  This helps tie the couple into each other and shows that they are together.  It makes for great pictures too!

In about 10% of the prom couples, we see that the tuxedo or suit vest chosen is the same color and fabric of the tuxedo or suit itself and only the bow or long tie and pocket square match the prom dress color.  As an example, if the guy rents a gray tuxedo, his vest will be the same gray color and fabric as the tuxedo.

How Do I Match the Accessories With the Prom Dress Color?

The best thing to do is to get a small swatch or piece of the dress to compare to our long tie, bow tie, vest and pocket square swatches. The easiest way to do this is when the prom dress is altered, ask your prom date to have the seamstress give her a piece of the fabric.  Most prom dresses need to be shorted (hemmed) and the remaining fabric is disposed of by the seamstress anyway.  Bring a piece of this fabric to our tuxedo store and we will be able to match it perfectly.  If you do not have a swatch of it, we often ask the prom date to come into the store with the dress so that we can match it.  A final and last strategy is to have a photo of the dress.  Unfortunately, photos of the dress don’t always reflect the true color of the dress but it’s better than nothing!

In Store Tuxedo and Suit Rental Process

When you visit Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, the first thing that you will do is choose your tuxedo or suit style, bow tie or long tie, shirt, pocket square, shoes, cufflinks and studs.  Once everything is chosen, we will have you fill out a form with your name, address and phone number.  We will take your basic measurements and then have you try on a jacket, pair of pants, shirt, vest and shoes.  This process will ensure the perfect fit.

Picking Up Your Tuxedo or Suit Rental

Every formal wear shop arranges for your rental pick up differently.  Some have you pick up 1 – 3 days before the event.  Find out what the pick up policy is wherever you are renting.  We highly recommend that you pick up your rental as soon as it’s available.  It’s a very good idea to try everything on at the store to make sure everything fits properly.  This is especially important for young renters who are still growing.  The formal wear store needs time to make any changes to your rental.

We highly recommend that you provide a phone number that allows a voicemail to be left by your tuxedo shop.  Some customers choose not to have their voicemail setup or their voicemail box is sometimes full.  Keep an eye out for a missed call from your tuxedo shop because it can be challenging if the shop cannot leave you a message.  We write about this because this is one of our most challenging aspects of notifying customers that their rental is ready for pick up!  And it goes without saying, if you received a voicemail, please listen to it!

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo calls each person once his tuxedo or suit rental is ready.  We always leave a message if the option is available.  We are also capable of texting customers from our store telephone number and customers, in turn, can text us as well!  If you ever have a question, text us at 215-491-8500. 

In the case that we cannot leave a voicemail, we will text!

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo calls or texts you 4 – 12 days before your prom notifying you that your rental is ready for pick up.  Come as soon as you can.  There is no additional charge for having the tuxedo or suit that far in advance.

Returning Your Tuxedo or Suit Rental

As with any rental, there is a defined return date.  Your tuxedo shop will provide you with a rental agreement that you signed.  That agreement spells out in writing when the tuxedo is due back.  If you are unsure of the return policy, ask the staff at the tuxedo shop.  They are most likely very well versed in the precise return policy. 

Returning your tuxedo or suit rental late often results in late fees.  It’s usually a per day charge and can add up quickly.  We highly recommend that you return your tuxedo or suit rental in a timely manner to avoid any additional charges.  The “I didn’t know the rental was due back yesterday” often does not help in reducing the late fee.  Many garment bags containing your rental also have the return policy clearly printed on the front of the bag.

Lost or Non-Returned Items

In addition to needing to have your rental returned on time, all items need to be returned as well.  Items that are not returned, are charged at the full retail rate of that item.  The pricing and rules are usually spelled out in your rental agreement.  The most common things not returned from a rental are the tie, shirt and shoes.  We highly recommend that you check your car, room, and the place where you got dressed for prom to ensure that you haven’t left anything behind.

If you accidentally pick up someone else’s tuxedo jacket at prom and someone else has yours, if the original jacket isn’t returned to the original shop where you rented, you will be charged for the jacket.  It doesn’t matter that you returned a jacket.  There’s a high likelihood that the other jacket is not part of your tuxedo shop’s inventory and is of no use to them.

Most garments have a barcode on them so that the tuxedo store can scan them when the items go out for rental and are returned.  These inventory systems are very sophisticated and can track what has left the store and what has been returned.

So, the lesson here is to make sure you return everything on time!

Other Considerations

Tuxedo Store Hours

Many formal wear stores are closed 1 – 2 days a week.  Students and parents are all busy so you will need to find a store that can accommodate your schedule.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is open 7 days a week to help accommodate your busy schedule.

Parking

Not all stores have ample or free parking.  Check your chosen formal wear store’s website to see if they offer free and convenient parking.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has a private, large, free parking lot steps from our front door.

Conclusion

We hope you found this tuxedo and suit rental guide useful.  Now you will know a lot more than most parents and students when you are ready to rent your prom suit or tuxedo.  If we haven’t answered all of your questions, text us at 215-491-8500 or click on our chat button and the owners of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo will personally answer your questions.

Happy Prom Season!

Top 5 Wedding Tuxedo and Suit Rentals 2021

Every year, we like to see what were the most popular tuxedo and suit rentals for the entire year. Last year, we saw an abundance of formal event activity: proms came back, although not fully, galas started to creep back and of course weddings were incredibly popular.

We generally can see what is trending in the men’s fashion area because we rent so many tuxedos and suits.  However, when we run reports from our rental system, we are sometimes surprised what makes it into the top 5 category!

With many 2020 weddings postponed due to COVID-19 and even some 2021 weddings delayed, we saw an immense number of weddings in 2021.  So what were our top 5 tuxedo and suit rentals during 2021? Let’s not waste any more time and get to our list!

TUXEDOS

  1. Ike Behar classic black tuxedo with notch lapel
  2. Ike Behar full navy tuxedo with notch lapel
  3. Michael Kors light gray tuxedo with notch lapel
  4. Ike Behar navy tuxedo with black peak lapel
  5. Allure Men cobalt blue tuxedo with notch lapel

# 5 Allure Men Cobalt Blue Tuxedo

At the beginning of the year, we did not expect this tuxedo to be so popular.  However when you look at the vibrant and beautiful blue fabric of this tuxedo, we should have known better!  The tuxedo has no satin on it, rather a border stitching on the notch lapel to emulate a satin border and fabric buttons.  This was the perfect tuxedo for grooms who wanted a modern and striking blue color that went well with our brown shoes.

Cobalt Blue Tuxedo with Bow Tie
Allure Men Cobalt Blue Tuxedo

# 4 Ike Behar Navy Tuxedo With Black Peak Lapel

This tuxedo is the same exact fabric and style of our full navy Ike Behar tuxedo with notch lapel.  The only difference is a black peak lapel and black buttons to match that lapel.  Often, brides and grooms want to help distinguish the groom from the bridal party and fathers.  One of the most common things we saw during 2021 was the groom wearing this tuxedo and the groomsmen wore the full navy tuxedo.  This was a great choice to help dress the groom a little differently and help distinguish him further from the groomsmen.

Navy Tuxedo Blake by Ike Behar with Black Peak Lapel
Ike Behar Navy Tuxedo “Blake” With Black Peak Lapel

# 3 Michael Kors Light Gray Tuxedo with Notch Lapel

Even we were surprised by this ranking!  This light gray tuxedo with the thinnest of satin running down the notch lapel was popular with our spring and summer weddings.  Although when we set out to rank our most popular wedding tuxedo rentals, we had no idea this one was number three, or even made the top 5 list!  Part of its popularity, we think, is because of the Michael Kors name, the light gray color goes very well with warmer weather weddings and events, and it goes beautifully with most every bridesmaid color!  We can say though, that the fabric is quite comfortable and luxurious and that could have swayed our brides and grooms.  Nonetheless, a great tuxedo choice for a wedding.

Light Gray Tuxedo with Gray Long Tie
Michael Kors Light Gray Tuxedo

# 2 Ike Behar Full Navy Tuxedo with Notch Lapel

Before we ran the numbers in our tuxedo and suit rental ordering system, the staff at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo was trying to guess the most popular tuxedos rented by our wedding parties.  We all guessed this tuxedo to be the most popular one.  We were close but this tuxedo came in second.  We can say, though, that it’s by far our most pinned tuxedo on our Pinterest page.  This is a very handsome navy color with very luxurious fabric that provides all day comfort for grooms, groomsmen and fathers.

Ike Behar "Sebastian" Full Navy Tuxedo with Notch Lapel
Ike Behar “Sebastian” Full Navy Tuxedo with Notch Lapel

# 1 Ike Behar Classic Black Tuxedo With Notch Lapel

There is no surprise at the popularity of this fine tuxedo.  However, when we were trying to guess the top tuxedo rentals, we had no idea that it was our most popular wedding rental in 2021.  We knew it would make the top 5 list but had no idea it would be number 1!  The classic, timeless look, luxurious fabric and perfect fit have always made this a favorite for just about anyone for any occasion.  We found that brides and grooms who were interested in creating a timeless look tend to choose this tuxedo.  We always advise that it’s a good idea to keep your wedding photos timeless so in 25 years you don’t question what you wore for your wedding!  This tuxedo would certainly help you with that goal.

Ike Behar Classic Black Tuxedo with Black Bow Tie
Ike Behar Classic Black Tuxedo with Black Bow Tie

TOP 5 WEDDING SUIT RENTALS

In some instances, brides and grooms prefer to dress the groom and groomsmen in suits rather than tuxedos.  That approach is evident in the number of suits we rent every year for weddings.

  1. Erik Lawrence steel gray suit
  2. Ike Behar navy suit
  3. Erik Lawrence black suit
  4. Erik Lawrence french blue suit
  5. Ike Behar light gray suit with peak lapel

Okay, first things first: we were REALLY surprised that the Ike Behar Yale blue suit did not make it into the top 5!  It was number 6.  It seemed that so many wedding parties wore this suit in 2021 but I guess when you are doing thousands of tuxedo and suit rentals, it can be challenging to keep track of which is precisely more popular.  In addition, we all thought that the Ike Behar navy suit would have come out on top.  In fact, it came in as the number 2 most popular suit rental for weddings.

# 5 Ike Behar Light Gray Suit

Brides and grooms who wanted a gray suit for a warmer weather wedding, tended to choose this suit.  The fabric was soft, light and comfortable.  And of course, as with all Ike Behar suits and tuxedos, it fits perfectly every time.  The peak lapel on this suit adds a bit of style and flair to the look.  Some wore it with the scoop vest, others did without the vest and may have added suspenders.  We saw most rentals for this suit for Spring and Summer weddings.

Ike Behar Light Gray Suit With Peak Lapel
Ike Behar Light Gray Suit With Peak Lapel

# 4 Eric Lawrence French Blue Suit

Coming in at number 4 is our French blue suit.  Again, before compiling our totals, we thought this one would have been in the top 3.  We were close!   The striking bright yet dark blue color of this suit is what attracts most of our brides and grooms to it.  Wedding photos come out vibrant and defined when the wedding party is dressed in this suit.  We predict this will be a popular suit for many years to come.

A bright French blue suit with notch lapel, matching French blue vest and pants, lavender floral long tie and matching pocket square and white shirt.
French blue suit with notch lapel, matching French blue vest and pants, lavender floral long tie and matching pocket square and white shirt.

# 3 Ike Erik Lawrence Black Suit

Okay, this is somewhat of a surprise to us!  Why?  We didn’t think a black suit would have made it into the top 5 suits rented for weddings.  Given the extreme popularity of the various shades of blues and grays that we rent and sell, we thought that those colors would have outpaced the black suit rentals.  However, that’s why we run reports that summarize the thousands of rentals we do every year to see who are the clear winners!  This is a very handsome, timeless suit.  The trim fit jacket, slim fit pants and matching vest all create a very professional and modern look.  In addition, the pants are both adjustable and have belt loops for grooms and groomsmen who like to wear a belt.

Black Dress Suit by Eric Lawrence
Erick Lawrence Black Suit

#2 Ike Behar Navy Blue Suit

Again, no surprise here, even though we thought this would have been the number 1 most rented suit in 2021.  Instead, it came in at number 2.  Many of our brides and grooms love our Ike Behar full navy tuxedo but do not want any satin.  This suit solves the problem by replicating the navy tuxedo without satin.  The slim fit and classic dark blue color make this a favorite for our wedding parties.  I personally love this suit and have ordered one for myself.  Many of our grooms purchased this suit while the remaining groomsmen rented it.  The sheer number of groom purchases of this suit alone is a testimonial of how great it is!

This was definitely the suit for a bride and groom who wanted a different kind of blue.  This blue shade is very pleasing and that’s before we get to the fact that it’s an Ike Behar.  The fabric is super luxurious, very comfortable and fits like a custom suit.

Classic Navy Dress Suit
Ike Behar Navy Suit

# 1 Erik Lawrence Steel Gray Suit

This darker gray suit was very popular with many of our wedding parties.  We found that brides and grooms were choosing this suit no matter what season it was.  This is a very professional looking suit that has both style and comfort.  The gray color is a true dark gray and is not mistaken for black.  The matching trim fit jacket, slim fit pants and vest make great attire for your wedding party.  We also found that many grooms purchased this suit rather than rented it.  Grooms have told us that they like the suit so much that they would rather be able to keep this suit for future use.  More frequently, the groomsmen rented the suit rather than purchased it.

Erick Lawrence Steel Gray Dress Suit
Erick Lawrence Steel Gray Suit

So what was more popular for weddings, tuxedos or suits?  We can say that last year, more tuxedos were rented than suits.  70% of our rentals were tuxedos and 30% were suits.  It seemed that brides and grooms were going for a more formal look, thus choosing tuxedos more frequently for their wedding.  That’s not to say that suits do not look formal.  In fact, some of our suit rentals look more formal than certain tuxedos.  However, our best advice to you is choose a style that you like and are comfortable with, regardless of whether it’s a suit or tuxedo. 

Another thing to consider is to try to match the feel and look of the bridal gown.  If the wedding dress is very formal, you may want to choose tuxedos for the wedding party.  If the bridal gown is less formal, perhaps a suit is more appropriate.

So there you have it!  Our Top 5 wedding tuxedo and suit rentals for 2021.  With 9 new tuxedo and suit styles being added to our 60 or so already on offer, we are curious what will make the top 5 list for 2022.  I guess we will have to wait and see!

Are you curious what father’s should wear to the wedding. Read our blog with advice on dressing father for your wedding.

About the author: Franco Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in their ninth year in business. In that time, he built the tuxedo department into a force rivaling big box stores by providing expertise, caring service, and beautiful, quality formal wear. Personally invested in every transaction, Mr. Salerno provides customers with the utmost trust and confidence, assuring their wedding or formal event attire will be perfect. A native of Philadelphia with extensive international business experience, he currently resides in Warrington, Bucks County with his wife and store co-founder/co-owner Wendy, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

What Should a Ring Bearer Wear to a Wedding?

Are you curious how you should be dressing the ring bearer for your wedding? You’re not alone! Many brides and grooms ask us this question. In this wedding planning blog, we will guide you with some ideas and common practices that we see on dressing ring bearers for weddings.

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo bride Maggie in a wedding dress by Paloma Blanca alongside her ring bearer in suspenders and bow tie
Bride Maggie with her little man!

Common Ring Bearer Attire

In general, there are three or four approaches to dressing your ring bearer.  The first and most common method we see is that the ring bearer wears the same exact suit or tuxedo that the groom is wearing.  He essentially becomes a mini-groom.  This includes the ring bearer wearing a miniature version of the same exact tuxedo jacket, pants, vest, shirt, shoes, bow tie or long tie, pocket square, studs and cufflinks.  This allows the ring bearer to look different than the groomsmen and simultaneously tie into the groom.  We see this method of dressing the ring bearer in 75% of all our weddings.

I Just Want to Be One of the Guys!

Sometimes the bride and groom want the groom to look different than everyone else, including the ring bearer.  In that particular case, the bride and groom will often choose to have the ring bearer wear the same exact tuxedo or suit and accessories as the groomsmen.  He just becomes a miniature version of the groomsmen!  In many cases, the groomsmen’s accessories, long tie, bow tie and pocket square, match the color of the bridesmaids dresses.  This is also a great choice and will allow the ring bearer to feel like “one of the guys” if he is dressed like them.  We see this method of dressing the ring bearer 20% of the time.

A perfect fit on this ring bearer! He is a mini-groom
Look at this handsome little man!

Matching the Guys

What should you do if the same exact styles are not available in children’s sizes?  Most of the 73 tuxedos and suits that we offer for rent are available from a 3 year old size up to a size 66 jacket.  Not every designer makes all suits and tuxedos in children’s sizing. 

Oftentimes you can dress the ring bearer in a very similar style and it will be hard to tell the difference.  However, we highly recommend that you ask your retailer, before everything is ordered, if they offer the same suits, tuxedos and accessories in children’s sizes.  This will prevent a lot of scrambling to find alternatives for the little guy.

What if the ring bearer is too small for a tuxedo?

Most tuxedo and suit rental sizes start at about a 3 year old’s size.  This of course depends how large the child is relative to other 3 year olds.  In some cases, we’ve seen large two year olds that looked perfectly fine in a 3B tuxedo jacket. 

If the child is too small for a three year old attire, there are usually two choices: the first one is to see if he can wear just the pants, a shirt, a little bow tie, suspenders and little shoes.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has adjustable pants for children and we can often hem the pants to the proper length and make the little guy look cute as can be.  Our only advice is to have the child try on fitting clothes at our store to make sure it will look proper. 

The other choice is to purchase a toddler’s tuxedo with matching shoes!  They typically come in age ranges: 6 – 12 months, 12 – 18 months, etc.  Keep in mind this is a purchase and is not a rental.  While purchasing a toddler’s tuxedo is a choice, we can honestly say that we have not seen many brides and grooms doing that for their weddings.  We estimate about 1-2% of wedding parties purchase a tuxedo for the toddler ring bearer.  The main reason is that it is challenging to manage a toddler to carry out his ring bearer duties! The other reason is the same reason many ring bearers rent their tuxedos or suits: because they grow so quickly that it will not fit them in two weeks!

A ring bearer gets his bowtie adjusted at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo
His tie was a bit too tight, Franco makes the adjustment

When Should the Ring Bearer Get Measured?

And that brings us to another matter.  Should you include a ring bearer in your wedding party and he is still at an age that he is growing, we highly recommend not to have him get measured more than 3 – 4 weeks before the wedding.  Even being measured 3 – 4 weeks before the wedding, we’ve seen ring bearers grow an inch or two!  That is no problem, because all we do is either re-hem the pants to a proper length or if he went through a complete growth spurt, we give the young man a new tuxedo in his new, proper size.

Another option for dressing a ring bearer that we’ve seen about 2 – 5% of the time is that the ring bearer wears something different than everyone.  The bride and groom will choose a completely different tuxedo or suit being worn by both the groom and groomsmen.  They want the ring bearer to stand out beyond just his size!

Can’t wait to show everyone!

Must I have a Ring Bearer in My Wedding?

Finally, we do have about 15% of our wedding parties with no ring bearer at all.  This is either a personal choice by the bride and groom or there is no one in the families of ring bearer age.  Again, this is completely a personal choice.  It’s your wedding and you are not required to have a ring bearer.

Brothers and ring bearers are dressed for the wedding in suspenders and bowties
Too cute!

Make Some Memories

No matter how you dress the ring bearer, we must tell you that he, and the flower girl, often steal the show!  So either way, choosing to include children in your bridal party will allow you to savor those photos for the rest of your lives!

Other Men’s Formal Wear Advice for Weddings

Are you contemplating how to dress the fathers of the bride and groom for the wedding?  Then read one of our other popular blogs on how to dress the fathers: https://www.dariannabridal.com/blog/what-should-fathers-of-the-bride-and-groom-wear-for-a-wedding/

About the author: Franco Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in their eighth year in business. In that time, he built the tuxedo department into a force rivaling big box stores by providing expertise, caring service, and beautiful, quality formal wear. Personally invested in every transaction, Mr. Salerno provides customers with the utmost trust and confidence, assuring their wedding or formal event attire will be perfect. A native of Philadelphia, he currently resides in Warrington, Bucks County with his wife and store co-founder/co-owner Wendy, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

Wedding Attire: Tuxedo Rental Tips

We know wedding planning can be stressful, and when it comes to your wedding attire, being aware of a few things can make the difference between an emergency and smooth sailing. This blog aims to help make your planning easy breezy and we focus on the tuxedo rental!

There are a few tips here that may seem obvious, but you would be surprised at some of the situation we encounter. Brides you will definitely want to read this!

The first is measurements. We have this down to a science. When a customer comes in to get measured, we have real tuxedo rental fitting garments in actual tuxedo sizes.

Tuxedo jackets, pants, shirts, and vests for accurate measuring at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo
Tuxedo fitting garments – jackets, pants, shirts, and vests!

We place everyone in a jacket, pants, shirt, vest, and shoes, measure sleeve and pant length, and size them accordingly. They look at themselves, they look great! Lastly, we ask them how the shoes feel? Everything’s good? Great!

The following scenario doesn’t happen all the time, but over the last 18 months, we have definitely noticed it more than pre-pandemic.

The customer comes back for his try on and the pants are too tight or the jacket is too big. When a customer was measured everything fit, but now it doesn’t. What happened?

I can tell you with 100% certainty, the garment didn’t change size.

If you gained or lost weight, you know that. If someone has made changes to their diet, they know that. Yet here are some responses we have had to our question, “Did you change sizes since you were last here?” :

  • No, I don’t do anything different. I mean, I cut sugar out of my diet but that didn’t do anything.
  • I started going to the gym more but I haven’t seen any changes.
  • I’m training for a half marathon, but that training started before I got measured so it wouldn’t make a difference.
  • I started eating healthier, but it’s not a diet.
  • I fractured my knee and have been on the couch for a while, but everything still fits the same (*wears sweats).

It is in your best interest to come back and get remeasured so it isn’t a last-minute emergency that stresses out the bride/groom. We make every accommodation when it comes to measuring and re-measuring so we can avoid having you needing replacements.

Now let’s talk about picking up. Here is how that works.

The tuxedo rental agreement is also the receipt and includes measurements, pricing, and the contract terms
Tuxedo rental contract/ticket

When a customer comes in to get measured, he or she fills out a tuxedo rental contract ticket with their name, address, and phone number. It is routine for us to say, “The phone number you give us is the one we will call when the tux comes in so please make sure it has voicemail.”

The tux is in and we make that call. On the front ticket we mark down the day that we called and whether we spoke to the customer or left a message.

You would be surprised to know the number of customers who either have no voicemail set up or the voicemail box is full.

We then must attempt to send a text message. Sometimes it’s a landline, sometimes we get a text back saying ‘wrong number’, sometimes no response at all. Often we wind up calling the groom to tell him to please let that person know the tuxedo is ready for pick up.

Sometimes we leave a message and then get a phone call that we never called. When we say the date we called and left a message, we verify the phone number and it’s great when they say, “I don’t have that number anymore, I got a new phone” or “Well I never got a message from you.”

If we can’t get a hold of a customer in a timely manner it is a huge deal. We have hundreds of tuxedo rentals every week in the store. This causes delays on your end and our end. When a bride or groom calls and says that a member of the wedding party still didn’t get a call, they are very stressed out that it won’t be in on time. And when we tell them the tuxedo has been in the store for over a week waiting for pick up, it actually causes them more stress.

Please set up your voicemail and routinely clear it out, not just for us but anyone trying to get a hold of you.

If you got a new phone number, we don’t know it.

ALSO: If you have a nickname or decide to give a different name when you come to pick up, please understand that we don’t know your nickname. If your name is Dominic and on your ticket you write down Dominic, but when you come to pick up you give us your name as Marty, we are not going to be able to find your tuxedo.

Okay so the call is made and we instruct them to come in immediately to try it on so that we can help them put the look together, make adjustments in the vest and tie, and show them how to use the cuff links!

If there are any replacements needed, we have time to make them when they come in as soon as they get the phone call. This is not something to put off until you are on your way to the rehearsal dinner (which is something we have had to work with over the years).

If a customer has had a tuxedo shipped to him/her we always ask for a phone call to let us know that it fits, or if they require a replacement piece. If a replacement piece is needed, it will be waiting in our store for the renter or anyone in the wedding party to pick up!

Lastly, the Return Policy:

Terms of the tuxedo rental agreement are clearly printed
Terms of rental agreement are on rental contract

This is a suit or tuxedo rental. Renting anything is for a specific term and there is a date the rental is due back. It is like renting a car, an apartment, a vacation home, etc. There is a start date and an end date.

This policy is clearly and boldly printed on the rental contract, discussed when the tuxedo is leaving the store after final try on, and printed on the garment bag.

Returning your tuxedo or suit rental late or missing certain items upon return can be very disruptive to the rental supply chain.

There are late fees assessed to those bringing back after the due date. There are full replacement charges assessed for pieces not returned.

This is a renter’s responsibility to bring them back on time. We have made arrangements for those customers who have called to tell us a reason it would be late and we appreciate that notice!

When someone returns a tuxedo rental package incomplete, or doesn’t return it at all, that means the next renter is in a bind. We are dependent on the inventory coming back on time so it can be dry cleaned, altered, and shipped to the next customer. That customer waiting could be you, or someone in your wedding party. Please be considerate and return your rental on time, ensuring all items that you were given are being returned.

Sometimes we will have customers tell us they “didn’t know” they had to bring it back at a certain time. We tell customers in person and even point to pre-printed return policy on the garment bag, sometimes even circle it for them on the contract that they signed.

Other tips to know:

  • It is best for groomsmen to get measured approximately 6 to 8 weeks prior to the wedding. They will be closest to their size and that is plenty of time to place orders
  • If you have changed sizes, please get remeasured
  • Make sure to set up and clear out your voicemail
  • If you have two names, give us the one you wrote on the ticket. If you do not remember, give us both
  • Come in as soon as the tuxedo arrives for try on
  • Return your tuxedo rental package complete on the day after it is worn

This has been an extraordinary year for suit and tuxedo rentals. Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has experienced more than double the number of rentals because of 2020 weddings postponed to 2021 on top of the normally scheduled weddings for this year. We rent thousands of suits and tuxedos every year and have developed systems and procedures to make your life easier. Of course, with this kind of volume, we are always learning and implementing new procedures to help our customers. With a small amount of planning and organization, we are ready to help you have a smooth and seamless tuxedo and suit rental process.

We hope this gives you some ideas and information to assist in this part of your wedding planning. We want everything to run smoothly and everyone to look their absolute best!

About the author: Wendy Ianieri-Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in its eighth year in business. In that time the store has grown from a small bridal boutique to a full-service bridal store serving not only Bucks County, PA but the surrounding counties and even border states. With the customer experience in mind, Wendy steers the company by offering the best designers and wedding attire while creating a caring, family atmosphere. A life-long Bucks County native, she currently resides in Warrington with her husband and co-founder/co-owner Franco Salerno, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

The Rental Suit and Tuxedo Return Process

In this blog we will explain why a timely suit or tuxedo return is imperative!

Renting a suit or tuxedo for your wedding, or a prom, or any special event, is easy and exciting. Dressing up is a great feeling and when you look amazing the night is even better!

We normally receive suit and tux rentals about a week before the event. Sometimes they may arrive even earlier than that which is great! Once in a while, however, they come in very close to the date needed, and it is quite stressful. Let us tell you a few reasons this could happen:

  1. Late returns: this is an unfortunate and common occurrence. If you are waiting for your tuxedo to arrive, but the person who wore it before you did not return it on time, that puts you in a bad situation. All of the garments go through dry cleaning and tailoring/alterations so they can be prepared for you. When the person before you does not return it in a timely manner that means you don’t get it as early as you should. This goes for our customers as well. We have a generous return policy and are very clear with return instructions. In addition we are open seven days a week for return convenience! Often times we wind up paying late fees for customers as an act of goodwill (sometimes we are chastised by customers for their own lateness). We expect everyone in our rental network across the country to return garments in a timely manner so that you can get yours in plenty of time. We also expect our own customers to offer this same courtesy to others.
  2. Uncommon sizes: the most common sizes are the ones that have much greater availability. Less common sizes are not cut as often so there are fewer in inventory. Same with shoes – there are many more pairs of mens sizes 9-12 than there are under 8 and over 13. Here again, a timely return is imperative when the supply is less.
  3. Unusual colors: Same as above so if others are using them, there is nothing to do but wait for them to be returned and shipped to us for you!

Whenever you rent something, whether it is a vacation home, a car, an apartment, or a tuxedo, there is a contract that is signed with clear instructions for both parties. You can’t keep a car past the rental date without a penalty, you can’t stay in an apartment after the lease ends, and you need to return a tuxedo by the due date. This is a contract agreement like every other rental and the renter must take responsibility to fulfill the terms.

The timely and complete tuxedo return ensures you will have yours in plenty of time, and the timely return of your rental ensures the next customer will have in plenty of time of his/hers!

We love serving our customers and helping them look and feel their very best on their important day! We do not want that feeling to be diminished because of fees incurred from late returns! If you have any questions regarding our return policies, feel free to text us at 215-491-8500, or stop in to see our easy rental agreement. We look forward to continuing to serve you!

About the author: Wendy Ianieri-Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in its eighth year in business. In that time the store has grown from a small bridal boutique to a full-service bridal store serving not only Bucks County, PA but the surrounding counties and even border states. With the customer experience in mind, Wendy steers the company by offering the best designers and wedding attire while creating a caring, family atmosphere. A life-long Bucks County native, she currently resides in Warrington with her husband and co-founder/co-owner Franco Salerno, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

Don’t Rent Your Tux Online and Here Is Why

Renting your wedding tuxedo or suit online may sound easy and convenient. However, as a bridal and tuxedo store we rent thousands of them every year and we’d like to tell you about our experience and how we do it differently.

This blog will show you that we can make it even more convenient than renting online and our family will be with you every step of the way to make sure everything works the way it should.

What We’ve Seen With Online Tuxedo Rentals

So many times over the last couple of years we have groomsmen come in our store with an opened box from an online tuxedo rental place. The groomsman is holding the box in his hands, he looks nervous as he tells us that this tuxedo doesn’t fit, the wedding is “in two days” – or even better “tomorrow” – and asks if we can help. 

We ask if they contacted the company where they rented the tuxedo.  They said they did, but it was too late or it was outside business hours and no one responded.

It’s usually followed by, “The bride is going to kill me.”

For the sake of every bride out there, don’t rent online.

If I told you that we offer professional measurements nationwide, 24 hour texting ability to the owners, the largest and newest inventory, and the same convenience of delivering your tuxedo or suit rental to your front door, would you consider looking at our family business?

Who We Are

We are a family business founded and run by a husband and wife team, Wendy and Franco.  Darianna is the combination of our daughters’ names: Daria and Deanna.  Daria manages our wedding dress department and Deanna helps us with social media (she’s a little younger but will be in the store soon!).

We are personally involved with our business and we personally take care of each customer.  We also have a staff of 15 people who help as well and you’ll love them too!

You can even text our store’s telephone number: 215-491-8500.  When you text the store’s telephone number, you get a hold of the owners, directly!  Even when the store is not open.

You Are Family To Us

As a family owned business, we will treat you as family as well!  We are all about treating you kindly and respectfully.  We’ll go out of our way for you. How many stores do you know allow you to text them?!

So here are some things that we do that will ensure a perfectly fitted suit or tuxedo for your wedding or special event:

We Don’t Have You Measure Yourself

Please don’t measure yourself!!!!  Each person who lives near us will come to our store and we will fit you with every garment that you will be wearing.  You will try on a jacket, pants, shirt, vest and shoes.  This way, there is no question what your size is. 

Also, there are many different fits of suits and tuxedos: slim fit, skinny fit, ultra skinny fit, classic fit, portly, and athletic fit.  Even more complicated, many designers make suits and tuxedos differently.  Some fit more tightly, others fit more loosely.  We have the experience and fitting garments to adjust for all of these variations and make sure you are wearing the right size for the wedding or formal event. 

A groom with his groomsmen getting fitted for tuxedos. One of the groomsmen is wearing fitting pants, a shirt, shoes, and a vest to assure proper measurements and sizing.
Grooms bring their groomsmen, fathers, and ring bearers together to get measured

We can fit you the way you like to wear your clothes.  Some like loose fitting garments, others like them very tight; shorter or longer outseam, etc.  We can give you exactly what you want.

We also rent sizes from 3T for the little guys, up to size 68+!

What If I don’t Live Near You?

If you do not live in the area or live in another state, not a problem.  You provide us with your zip code and we will arrange to get your measured by a professional near your home or work.  This is the best and easiest way to ensure a proper fit.

In addition, since we see thousands of measurements every year, we’ve become really good at catching inconsistent and inaccurate measurements.  Our tuxedo department actually looks at your measurements and ensures that they make sense.  If something seems off, we will either call or text you to confirm some information.  Usually within two minutes of discussion, we can determine what sizing you need (we have our tricks?!).

Submitting Measurements and Payment

All customers can submit their measurements and payments on our website. It’s that easy.  Our brides and grooms love this added convenience. You can submit measurements and payments on your time frame. Have a question while doing this? You can start an online chat with us or text us!

Submitting payments and measurements on our website can be done 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

We Can Ship You Your Tuxedo to Try On in Advance

Since we opened our store, we have always offered the option to allow customers who rent with us to have the suit or tuxedo shipped to them.

Couples are relieved when they know their groomsmen have their tuxedos in hand, often even the week before the wedding so that they can try on the tuxedo in advance.  The bride and groom have immediate access to our team for updates!

If there are any issues, we can replace any items that may not fit perfectly.  Shipping you the tuxedo or suit in advance allows us ample time to make any changes or replace any garments that may need to be replaced.

On a few occasions, we’ve even done video calls with guys trying on their suit or tuxedo to explain to them how things should fit and make sure all is perfect!  After all, how often do you get dressed up like this?  We are able to show your guys how everything works, from tightening the pants and vest, tucking in the shirt (there’s a trick), to inserting the studs and cuff links.  That’s just an added free service we offer to our customers.

Four groomsmen in Ike Behar navy tuxedos with rose colored bowties are inspected by a Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo staff member. She is making sure they all fit perfectly before they attend the event. A benefit when you rent with us.
Rent with us! Here are groomsmen being inspected to ensure their tuxedos look perfect!

If the tuxedo is delivered to our store, the groomsman receives a phone call when the tuxedo is in. We make everyone try it on at the store with us. They must be inspected by our team to make sure they look their best!

We Call You to Make Sure All is Good

True story: On New Year’s Eve last year, we received a text message to our store’s telephone number and a customer in Lincoln, Nebraska was asking the status of his tuxedo for the following week.  We were able to look up his order and tell him that the tuxedo had been delivered to his home at 11:01 AM that day.  He was at work and did not realize that yet.  He said he would be able to try on the tuxedo at 7:00 PM that evening, East Coast time.  At 7:30 PM our time, we called this customer to make sure everything fit perfectly, and it did!

The customer was grateful for the ease of everything: a place to be professionally measured near his home, the convenient way to submit his measurements and payment on our website, the shipping door-to-door, our immediate response letting him know exactly where his tuxedo was, and the care call to make sure he was a-ok. On New Year’s Eve!

We texted the groom and told him his groomsman in Nebraska received his tuxedo and everything fit perfectly.  Everyone was ready for the wedding that was going to occur 8 days later.

Free Groom Try On

When a wedding party rents tuxedos or suits from us, a groom is able to do a complete and free try on with us.  We have over 70 different styles of suits and tuxedo available for rent and over 35 available for purchase. 

At our first in person or video appointment, we will explain the styles to you, show them to you and then go over the 1,000 or so accessories that we have for rent.  Yes, that is correct, we have over 1,000 different styles and colors of long ties, bow ties, vests and pocket squares.  If we can’t match your theme, no one can! 

The bride and groom will then be able to choose two full tuxedos and/or suits, 4 vests, 4 long ties and/or bow ties, two pairs of shoes and two shirts.  We will prepare all of these garments in the groom’s exact size so that he can play dress up.  We also suggest choosing some items that the groomsmen will be wearing so that you get to see both what the groom and groomsmen will look like. 

We even have the bride take pictures of the groom dressed up so that the two can look at them at a later time to design which look is perfect for their wedding!  Our couples love the free groom try-on.  It really gives you an idea of how the look comes together.

Rent from Us and Have the Best of Both Worlds

Rent your groom and groomsmen tuxedos or suits from Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo and receive the following benefits:

  1. Free groom rental with bridal party rentals.
  2. Each groomsman and fathers receive $45 off rental.
  3. We arrange for out of town guests to be measured for free.
  4. Ability to submit measurements on our website 24 hours a day.
  5. Ability to submit payments online 24 hours a day.
  6. Free groom try-on of full tuxedos and suits with accessories.
  7. Ability to have your suit or tuxedo rental shipped to you.
  8. Ability to text our store telephone number any time.
  9. We have the newest inventory for rent in the wedding industry.
  10. Have a family business taking care of your family.

Don’t leave dressing your wedding party to chance, rent with professionals.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo dresses thousands of grooms, groomsmen and formal event attendees and will make sure you all look your best. Read our Google and the Knot reviews from hundreds of couples!

Take a look at our grooms page and learn more: https://www.dariannabridal.com/grooms/info-for-grooms/

About the author: Franco Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in their eighth year in business. In that time, he built the tuxedo department into a force rivaling big box stores by providing expertise, caring service, and beautiful, quality formal wear. Personally invested in every transaction, Mr. Salerno provides customers with the utmost trust and confidence, assuring their wedding or formal event attire will be perfect. A native of Philadelphia, he currently resides in Warrington, Bucks County with his wife and store co-founder/co-owner Wendy, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

Video Appointments from Your Bridal and Tuxedo Store

Because of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo began offering video appointments for our brides and grooms even before the general shutdown in Pennsylvania. It turns out, our brides and grooms loved the service and began booking video appointments with us pretty immediately.

While we continue to monitor the Center for Disease Control’s recommendations for safe practices during the pandemic, we feel that a video appointment can be both convenient and appealing to those who want to further reduce the risk of the Coronavirus. We did re-open to serve you in our store on June 5, 2020 but created many new procedures to keep you safe.

In fact, the Intelligencer newspaper learned of our video appointments and sent a photographer to catch some of our appointments in action. On March 30, 2020, they published those photos describing several video appointments!

Even though we are a small, family business, we really enjoy using technology to keep in touch with our customers. There are so many methods to communicate with us and now video appointments are here to stay, even after we are past the coronavirus!

Most of our customers have done their video appointments with us by FaceTime or Google Duo. Google Duo is a free Google app that will allow an iPhone and Android phone to do a free video call together.

On a few occasions, we’ve done video appointments by Skype, Google Meet, WhatsApp and Zoom. Most of our customers enjoy the convenience of using their mobile phones for a video appointment, so FaceTime and Google Duo have been the most popular apps that we have used. However, we can accommodate other platforms as well.

Tuxedo Appointments

During your tuxedo and suit appointment, we will introduce ourselves and in the comfort of your own home, you will get to learn who we are and meet us by video connection! We will explain to you the entire rental or purchase process and provide you with timelines and advice on getting all of your groomsmen and fathers measured and fitted.

Co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo Franco Salerno holds a swatch color book to a video tuxedo appointment, while also displaying  black and brown shoe selections and a gray Michael Kors tuxedo called "Chrome".
Co-owner Franco Salerno doing a tuxedo consultation via video

Just like our in-person appointments, we will provide you with some ideas on what the fathers can wear, how to distinguish the groom from the groomsmen, and answer any of your questions about the process. We also explain the the difference between a tuxedo and suit and show you actual suits and tuxedos in the video.

We will also provide you with detailed instructions on how to get your out-of-town groomsmen to get measured and how they can easily submit their measurements and payments on our website.

Co-owner Franco Salerno showing tuxedo accessory photos to customers via video appointments
Franco showing accessory color swatches

After the video appointment, you will have several things to think about and the next time we see each other, you will have a better idea of what your groom will want to try on. We are just a text away if you forgot to ask a question, or think of one afterwards!

Bridal Video Appointment

So yes, we’ve done bridal video appointments too! These have worked in many different ways. During the shutdown ordered by Pennsylvania’s governor, we would have brides choose dresses that they like. We would also choose dresses for her based on what she likes in a wedding dress. Our daughter, Daria, would model the dresses and we would provide a live video feed to the bride so that she could see what the wedding dresses looked like on a person, as it moved, twirled, and sparkled. This is better than seeing it on the mannequin.

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo manager Daria Capaldi models an off-the-shoulder, lace wedding dress on video to be sent to a bride
Daria modeling a Madi Lane dress for a video appointment

This video appointment allows the bride to choose her favorite bridal gowns and rule out any that she is not interested in. This way, when she visits us in person to try her favorites on, she is ready to hit the ground running. We keep detailed notes of the dresses that will be tried on when the bride visits our bridal store. What a great way to research dresses and make the best use of time, all while staying safe at home!

During this appointment, as with our in-person appointments, we are able to explain dress fabrics, dress silhouettes, bustling options, customizations, and timing for arrival of your beautiful dress from the designer once ordered. And of course, we can answer any questions that you may have. We can even try on belts, veils and hair pieces in the video call if you’d like to see those as well.

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo manager Daria Capaldi video models an off-the-shoulder, lace wedding dress with a chapel length train in preparation for an online bridal video appointment
Videoing more details of a dress to send to a bride

Because of COVID-19, we are currently limiting the number of guests that are permitted to attend your bridal appointment. You are allowed to have 3 guests plus the bride, 4 people in all. To compensate for this, we can add other guests who would like to share in our bridal appointment by video.

Many of our brides have added Grandmom to her video appointment so that she can safely participate in the moment, or maybe it’s your friend in another state who could not travel to the area due to COVID. We recently had a bride FaceTime her maid of honor who was located in Colorado. The maid of honor anticipated coming to our store to share in her friend’s wedding dress shopping experience but due to COVID, chose not to fly during the holidays.

Bride in a mermaid lace wedding dress with a keyhole back using a ring light to share the dress details over the phone with her family who participated in the video appointment from home
Bride trying on with our ring light providing the most flattering views

Our bridal stylists can take the phone and camera and show the video participants a 360 degree view of dresses, accessories and of course your reaction! Brides can also use our ring light to capture the dress it in lighting that will show off all of its amazing features!

By Far Our Most Unusual Video Appointment

Our favorite video appointment was with a bride 7,000 miles away. We currently have a bride who lives in Seoul Korea. Because of the pandemic, she is unable to come home to try on wedding dresses with her family. The bride’s sister, who lives in Philadelphia, was kind enough to model dresses for her in our store during a video appointment. Through Instagram messenger, we communicated with the bride in Korea and helped her choose bridal gowns to her liking. When mom, sister and a friend came for the appointment, they also chose dresses for her.

Our bride in South Korea had her sister try on dresses for her!

The bride was able to see her favorite dresses on her sister and say yes to the dress from Seoul, Korea!

Making a Video Appointment

So how do you make a video appointment? This is very easy. You can make an online appointment and in the notes to your request, ask for a video appointment. You can also request a video appointment by texting our store’s telephone number: 215-491-8500. Video appointment requests can be made by sending us a message via Facebook Messenger, Instagram Messenger or message on Google from your mobile phone by Googling Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo. Of course, you can always call us too!

So what are you waiting for? Make your video appointment today! We can’t wait to meet you!

About the author: Franco Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in their eighth year in business. In that time, he built the tuxedo department into a force rivaling big box stores by providing expertise, caring service, and beautiful, quality formal wear. Personally invested in every transaction, Mr. Salerno provides customers with the utmost trust and confidence, assuring their wedding or formal event attire will be perfect. A native of Philadelphia, he currently resides in Warrington, Bucks County with his wife and store co-founder/co-owner Wendy, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.

Top 10 Wedding Tuxedo & Suit Questions

Thinking about renting a suit or a tuxedo for your wedding? If you have questions, there is a good chance this blog will answer it!

What if my groomsmen and wedding guests live all over the country or don’t live in the area?

We at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo have a very easy fix for your out-of-town wedding guests who need a tuxedo or suit. All you have to do is provide us their zip codes and we arrange to get them measured near their home or work or free.

They can submit their measurements on our website here and even make their payments online on the same page! It’s as easy as that! We can even arrange to ship them their tuxedos or suits if they are not going to be in town at least 48 business hours before the wedding. This way, they can try on the tuxedo or suit in advance and call or text us (yes, you can actually text our store telephone number!) if they need any changes.

Read our blog here on dressing out-of-town groomsmen. You’ll be happy you did.

Our groom and his five groomsmen wearing the navy colored Sebastian tuxedo by Ike Behar. The groom differentiated himself by wearing a bowtie in a wine color with a floral pattern and matching pocket square, while his groomsmen wore a solid wine color bowtie and pocket square. He also had a Calla lily boutonniere while his groomsmen had carnations.
A groom and his men in the Sebastian navy tuxedo

How far in advance should I start looking for my wedding tuxedo or suit?

Another one of our frequently asked tuxedo questions! Being a bridal and tuxedo store, we know that the bride comes first. Once the bride says yes to her wedding dress, you are good to start looking at tuxedos and suits. Some of our brides like to make sure the bridesmaids have chosen and ordered their dresses before the guys start looking, but that is entirely up to you.

We generally give a range of looking at tuxedos and suits from 3 to 9 months before your wedding. Six months before the wedding is usually a very good starting place. We can work with you even the week of the wedding, however, the 3 to 9 month range helps the bride and groom make decisions and give the groomsmen enough time to get measured.

What is the difference between a tuxedo and suit?

This is a great question and we get it all of the time! In general, a tuxedo has satin on the lapel, has satin buttons, satin embellishments and sometimes finer stitching. Essentially, it’s a more formal look. Suits do not have any satin on them and typically have plastic buttons.

This photo of a groom shows a classic black tuxedo, evidenced by the satin on the lapel and the pockets. It also has fabric covered buttons making it a bit more formal. This tuxedo has a notch lapel, however tuxedos can also have jackets with a peak lapel and a shawl lapel as well.
A classic black tuxedo with satin on the lapel and pockets
This photo is of a groom wearing a tuxedo by Allure Me in mulberry that does not have satin on it. Instead, it has a thin stripe of stitching along the lapel where satin typically goes. It gives it a bit more formality without adding the shine of satin.
An example of a tuxedo with no satin, instead there is stitching on the lapel
This picture shows a groom wearing a three-piece hunter green colored suit. Suits do not have satin, and they usually have a plastic button. This, and all suits, will have a notch lapel jacket
Three-piece suit in hunter green

While many of our suits have beautiful and high end stitching and fabric, none has any satin on them. We do have a few tuxedos, however, that have no satin on them as well. The designers have created them with a self edging stitch along the lapel to emulate where the satin would have gone. This gives the tuxedo a more formal look without the sheen. In addition the buttons on these tuxedos are covered in the fine fabric of the tuxedo rather than satin.

Read our blog here on whether you should wear a tuxedo or suit for your wedding.

How do I know what the tuxedo/suit that I chose will look like on me?

When the groom rents a tuxedo or suit from Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, he is in for many pleasant surprises! One of those surprises is a free groom try on.

We know we may even have too much choice when it comes to suits and tuxedos, if that’s even possible! We have over 70 different styles of tuxedos and suits for rent and over 35 available for purchase. We also have about 1,000 different vest, bow tie, long tie and pocket square styles and colors to choose from. Honestly, if we can’t satisfy your color and style needs, no one can!

When you and your wedding party rents or purchases their tuxedos or suits with us, the groom is treated to a free groom try on. He and the bride are able to choose up to two full tuxedos or suits (jacket, pants and vest), 2 different shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, 4 vests and 4 different long and or bow ties. We prepare and alter the suits or tuxedos to the groom’s size and he gets to play dress-up in his exact size as if it were his wedding day. He can do his groom try-on up to a year before his wedding at no charge at all.

Our brides and grooms love this service because they then get to see what the groom will look like in his exact size well before the wedding. We even interchange all of the accessories that you choose so that you can see which long tie, bow tie and vest you like best.

What should the father of the groom and father of the bride wear to the weddings?

Our experience has been that 80% to 90% of fathers choose a tuxedo or suit different from the wedding party to help them stand out, while 10% to 20% of the fathers wear the same exact suit or tuxedo and just change the long tie or bow tie and pocket square. Often, the fathers wear a long tie or bow tie and pocket square that match the color of the dress of the person who is accompanying them to the wedding.

Our suggestion is choose which suit or tuxedo they will be wearing and they will be relieved of not having the pressure of choosing for themselves! Read our full blog here on ideas and trends on what the fathers of the grooms and brides wear to the wedding.

I gained/lost weight between the time I was measured for my tuxedo or suit rental and the date of the wedding; what do I do?

Not to worry about any changes in size! Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has you covered. Our tuxedos are typically ready for pickup 4 to 12 days before the event. With 48 business hours noticed, we can adjust or fix any changes that may have occurred over the months and ensure the perfect fit, at no charge!

Certain grooms or groomsmen know that they are going to lose weight in anticipation of the wedding. In those cases, we typically request that they return to get re-measured 3 – 4 weeks before the wedding to make sure we have everything ready in the new and correct size.

When should everyone have their measurements and payments in for the rental?

Another great question! We prefer to have everyone’s measurements and initial payments in by 4 weeks before the wedding. We can still accommodate rentals with less notice but this is a very comfortable time frame for the bride and groom to give them the peace of mind that all of the guys are ready for the wedding!

Do I need an appointment to discuss tuxedos and suits for my wedding?

At Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, we provide a very personalized, one-on-one interactive service and recommend that you make an appointment to ensure we have a tuxedo and suit consultant available for you. While we do accept walk-ins, making an appointment will ensure that you have someone available to talk to you at your preferred time and that there is no wait.

You can make an appointment online or even text our store’s phone number. An appointment is not required if you just need to get measured for a wedding party (unless there are more than 3 of you coming at the same time).

How do I get a hold of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo?

By far, the easiest way to get a hold of us is by texting the store’s telephone number: 215-491-8500. We monitor and answer texts everyday whether we are open or not. You can also send us a message through Google, Google Maps, Instagram, and Facebook. Of course, you can always call us as well! You have constant access to the owners at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo.

Some of my groomsmen want to rent their suit or tuxedo and others may want to buy them. What options do we have?

With our Buy or Borrow program, 35 of our 70+ suits or tuxedos are available to purchase or rent. This provides your entire wedding party the flexibility of choosing what is best for them.

Do you have additional suit or tuxedo questions? Text us at 215-491-8500 and we will answer you immediately! We can’t wait to dress you for your wedding or formal event.

About the author: Franco Salerno is co-founder and co-owner of Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, now in their eighth year in business. In that time, he built the tuxedo department into a force rivaling big box stores by providing expertise, caring service, and beautiful, quality formal wear. Personally invested in every transaction, Mr. Salerno provides customers with the utmost trust and confidence, assuring their wedding or formal event attire will be perfect. A native of Philadelphia, he currently resides in Warrington, Bucks County with his wife and store co-founder/co-owner Wendy, and their two daughters for whom the store was named, Daria and Deanna.