The world of wedding tuxedos is not a very exciting part of the wedding planning process. A lot of couples, especially the bride, will focus on the wedding dress and push the men’s tuxedos aside. Yes, she does have her hands full selecting the bridesmaid’s dresses, her wedding flowers, and other decorative and apparel concerns. As a groom, you will still need to decide which styles of tuxedos for weddings will fit in with your needs (and falls under her ideas of wedding savoir-faire).
There are a lot of components to a wedding tuxedo, so you will need to choose each part that you want or fits with your wedding style. You’ll need to look at the jacket and it’s lapel style, the type of tuxedo shirt, including collars, cuffs, and pleats or ruffles (not that you’d actually wear ruffles!), and your tie and vest combination. You’ll also need to decide on colors for the entire ensemble. From black tuxedos to gray or grey tuxedos, tan, khaki, or white, the colors are abundant! Feel free to refer to the tuxedos below for guidance.
Suit or Tuxedo? If you want to have a formal look but not come off looking penguin-like, you can go with a nice suit. We’re not talking business suit but a formal tuxedo suit. Otherwise, you can pull off a traditional tuxedo by putting together the right fashions.
The Jacket: There are a variety of cuts to choose from, and you will simply need to look at your preference, whether you like the sharper angular cuts like the jackets to the left (and the actual cuts are not too bad) or the smoother rounded edges. As for tails? Really, you need to ask?
The Shirt: Here is where you can push yourself over the fashion edge and make a big mistake. Going with something too extravagant with the front of the shirt is not a good option unless you have a big sense of humor. Something clean and classic like a wide five pleat is always smart. Your cuffs can be french or regular, but I would go with whatever is most comfortable for you.
(Tuxedo Collar Styles Continued Below)
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Your collar can be the standard or with the smaller points. Whatever your preference, a bow tie looks great with either, although the standard tie will look best with the standard collar on the left.
The Tie and Vest Set: Here is where you can really shine. There are so many different styles here, from the cummerbund and bow tie to the vest and traditional tie. you can find some who prefer to wear a scarf to a bolo tie…yeehaw.
Color: The final consideration. The traditional formal wear will be all black, as in black pants and black jacket. With today’s modern flair and panache, you can mix and match with black pants and a white jacket or even all white. A very popular trend is the beige or sand colored tuxedo or suit. These work well for summer, but if you’re looking for fall wedding colors and combinations, you should stick with the darker overall suit. There are simply multitudes of styles to choose from, so spend plenty of time looking at the variety available to you, decide what you like…then simply say to your fiance, “Whatever you want, dear.”
It is always best to try on your tuxedo or suit a couple of months before the wedding date. It is important that your tuxedos for weddings work for your particular situation.