Things to know while picking a wedding tuxedo by Johnadam

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The standard men’s attire would be the wedding tuxedo for all the grooms. In most weddings the best man as well as the male attendants would wear tuxedos. According to etiquette experts it has been suggested that the father of the bride should be in a tuxedo since he plays an important role during the wedding ceremony. However it is largely a personal choice and if the bride’s father doesn’t want to wear the tuxedo, he can take any other formal attire. But if the groom is wearing a wedding tuxedo, it is essential for the ring bearer to be in one identical or similar. The groom generally accessorizes the tuxedo with a handkerchief to set him apart from the best man.

For most of the weddings, the groom would prefer a standard black wedding tuxedo. However white tuxedos are also worn if the bride and groom prefer that. This happens especially for such type of weddings like spring, summer, outdoor, casual, morning or early afternoon wedding. Even more, if the wedding is less conservative style, the groom can even consider wearing a colored tuxedo. The colored tuxedos are more appropriate for vintage or themed weddings than during the traditional ones.

The tuxedos mainly come in three basic styles. The single breasted one, the double breasted and the full dress or tailcoat. For most weddings, single and double breasted tuxedos are preferred. The tailcoat is most formal type of wedding tuxedo usually worn during wedding that are of highly formal nature. The tuxedo consists of a tuxedo lapel. It is the part of the tux jacket that folds down in front, similar to a collar on a shirt. There are some basic tuxedo lapel styles like the notch lapel which makes a V shape, peak lapels which are slightly higher than the notched lapel and shawl lapels which is a more rounded lapel.

The groom should be careful while selecting the tuxedo shirt as it should be complementary to the bride’s gown. A white shirt would be the best choice if the bride is wearing a white gown. If the gown is ivory, the shirt should be in ivory color. The two most popular tuxedo shirt styles are the wing collar and the lay down collar. With a wing tip collar, bow ties are usually worn. For getting a slightly less formal look, a lay down collar can be worn with a necktie. There are waistcoats which are otherwise known as vests, worn under a tuxedo jacket for getting a formal look. For most of the weddings, a cummerbund which is yet another famous accessory is worn along with the tux jackets. The vests are usually coordinated with the wedding themes or even the dress of the bridesmaids’.

Once you have fixed upon the tuxedo style and accessories, it is time to buy or rent the tux. The wedding planners suggest that the groom and other members of the wedding party should register and get fitted at the retailer at least three to five months before the wedding itself. it should be delayed as the finished tuxedos should not be delayed. The groom and wedding party can either buy a tux or rent it based on the personal choice.

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September 30, 2014 |

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