Today officially makes 22 days until THE BIG DAY! It’s insane to think that after 14 months of being engaged, the day is almost here. From our first date in 2010 to our big move from Pennsylvania to Florida in 2013, to new jobs and big life changes– we’ve only gotten stronger over the past 6 years.
I couldn’t be happier to be marrying the love of my life in paradise while surrounded by our closest family and friends. …and I’m just AS excited to partake in our Las Vegas/Grand Canyon honeymoon experience. Any tips/places we should definitely hit when we go? Leave them in the comments please! 🙂
As we get closer and closer to the day, we have wrestled with options for our guys’ tuxes. We changed our minds a few times along with the look we were going for (we went from mint/periwinkle & khaki to classic black/white/red) and I’m confident we’ve finally landed on a winner!
So, I’m going to let Nate take it from here and let you guys in a new service that has helped us with our look for the big day!
Hey everyone! Like most guys, my tuxedo renting experience has been limited to large chain stores…well, not anymore. Instead of waiting in line and dealing with a russian roulette of customer service, Menguin lets me just go online to get it all done (You mean I can do this in my sweat pants?…bonus).
The first thing I noticed about Menguin was how easy it was to create my own look on their website. From the jacket all the way down to the socks, everything can be customized. I could even build multiple looks for everyone in the wedding (I thought about giving the best man a bright purple vest for laughs).
After picking out the look, it was time to “get fitted”. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy Menguin made this step. They have tips and tricks available to help you make sure you’re getting the right size…fair warning, you will have to explain yourself to your fiance when she catches you with measuring tape and your best fitting pair of pants on the floor. What’s even cooler is that Menguin has a fit algorithm that will check if the measurements you entered align with what is typically seen in other guys with similar sizes (a safety net made of science!).
I finished up everything and the package shipped right to our door. The packaging looks great! My customized tux showed up in a sleek, all black box with everything I ordered. Now, all that was left to do was try it on!
The fit was amazingly accurate, and it was actually pretty comfortable (not usually my opinion of suits…especially in the Florida heat). I wanted to wear this thing everywhere–Step-Brothers style, and since Menguin doesn’t mind a few sweat stains I definitely had peace of mind.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end (except Missy and my marriage…and hopefully House of Cards), but even saying good-bye was made easy by Menguin. All I had to do was put everything in the box and take it down to UPS with the pre-paid shipping label…finished! I couldn’t believe it was that easy. I’ll definitely be using Menguin for our next formal event!