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Guidelines For Choosing Suits Or Tuxedos

Posted on January 29, 2018 at 11:45 AM

The most important point is that a grooms' attire should be appropriate for the venue and match with the overall tone of the event. A casual suit can be worn If your wedding will be during the day or outdoors. Go with lighter colored suits with fabrics like khaki or seersucker. If the wedding will be in the evening in a ballroom or at a high end hotel, he should wear either a dark, well-tailored suit or a tuxedo. If you would like an even more formal look, have him wear a white tie, a black tailcoat, white shirt and white bow tie. This is the ultimate in formalwear and ideal for extra-luxe venue locations.


Keep in mind that your wedding day is your first opportunity to show off your fashion style as a couple, so make sure it counts! Even if you don't know exactly what the other person will be wearing, you need to make sure the styles that you both wear work together. For example, If you'll be wearing a beautiful ball gown, the groom should not be in a suit that is of a lightweight material such as khaki. He should wear a classic look, a black tux in this case is most appropriate. A few other combinations that work together are: the bride in a rustic lace gown and the groom in a tailored tan suit, or her in a streamlined chic gown and him in a slim-cut gray suit. After you have chosen your dress you can suggest to your groom what style attire he should wear without blowing the surprise of your own wedding day look.

Another smart tip is to dress for your body type. When it comes down to suits or tuxedos, many times this thought is overlooked. If your groom is tall and slim, most suits and tuxeos will look good on that frame. If you need him to add a little bulk, try a double-breasted suit, that will make him look broader. If he is a little more heavier, he should try a fitted suit with a little bit of nip at the waist. This will give the impression of a leaner silhouette and he will look slimmer. The suit should be a darker color rather than light one because darker colors are slimming. If he wants to look taller, choose a a two­ or three­-button jacket with a low ­button stance. That style elongates the body and adds the illusion of more height.


Your groom will look and feel awful wearing the most expensive tux in the store if it doesn't fit properly. He should be able to move without restriction, do twists and turns and arm raises without it feeling tight. It doesn't matter if he will be renting or buying his tuxedo, many stores will custom tailor the tux. The basic rules of tailoring are as follows:


  1. The jacket sleeve hem should fall at the wristbone with about one-fourth to one half inch of the shirt cuff showing below.
  2. The bottom hem of the jacket should cover the butt and the vent shouldn't pull open. If it does, that means it's too tight.
  3. The collar should lay flat on the back and sides of the neck without any gaps or bulges.
  4. Pants should fit comfortably when standing and sitting and break across the top of the shoes so they cover the top one-third.
  5. A bow tie should fit snugly around the collar


It is a tradition that the groomsmen always wear something that is similar to or the same of that of the groom. Even if all of the men in your wedding party will not be wearing the exact same suit or tuxedo, it's important that their clothes match the style of the groom. It will look off if the groom is wearing a tuxedo and the other male attendants are wearing casual linen suits. This theory doesn't end with the guys, your entire wedding party should have a cohesive style. To achieve this, aim to pair your groomsmens style to that of the bridesmaids. For example, if your bridesmaids will be wearing a vintage look, the groomsman can wear retro three-piece suits. If the groomsman will be in the same attire, you can achieve a unique look through other details. The best man can wear a special boutonniere or tie, a different vest, socks or cuff links. If you will be having two wedding colors, the groom can wear accents of one and the groomsman can wear the other shade. If this will be a luxe event, have the groomsmen each wear a tuxedo with a black bow tie and black vest, and the groom wear a white tie and white vest.