How to Choose The Right Wedding Tuxedo
Talk the “Power Wedding Couple Vision” with Your Bride or Partner
Grooms, Plan Ahead (or Brides will Plan for You!)
Men are notorious when it comes to last minute shopping, but this is one area where it’s not advisable. Get online early and start looking at styles and options that interest you. Look at magazines too. Your local tuxedo rental/sales shops should have some brochures to help with this planning phase too. When it comes to a properly tailored tuxedo, you’ll need at least two fittings before the wedding so plan your first fitting at least two months before the big day. This should give sufficient time for the shop to ensure that your chosen tuxedo is available and allow time for any alterations that may be needed.
Tuxedos – to Rent or Buy?
This is as much a personal choice as a budget conscious one. If you travel in social circles with black tie events, or perhaps you moonlight as a secret agent, purchasing a tuxedo may appeal to you. For as little as the cost of three tuxedo rentals, you can purchase your very own James Bond work attire. Many tuxedo rental shops also sell their “retired” suits so this is also worth considering. Conversely, if you see yourself only wearing a tuxedo for this occasion, then renting is a good and relatively inexpensive option.
Find a Reputable Formal Wear Shop
Finding a deal is great, however, it’s not a great deal if the tuxedo looks terrible on you. A reputable shop will help you pick a style that suits your frame (and your budget) and will tailor the garments for the proper fit.
The Devil is in the Details
Yes, a tuxedo is typically a black suit with a white shirt but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some of your own personality to the outfit. The key is figuring out how to do so without standing out for all of the wrong reasons. Colorful socks, a nice pocket handkerchief or some bling cufflinks can add some fun and flavour to your ensemble. Budget to buy a tuxedo shirt too, as it’s needed to complete “the look”. Rather than renting shoes, you may consider buying a pair of black leather dress shoes (and some black shoe polish) as you might wear these again for another suit-worthy occasion. In fact, you can accessorize your entire wedding party!
Read the Rental Agreement
Make sure you read the fine print; you could save yourself a lot of headaches later. Typically, the terms in the agreement spell out the rental period and return date (usually the day after the wedding, so there’s a job for your best man), the expected condition of the return, an itemized checklist detailing the rental items, and any deposit requirements. Make sure you’re clear on your obligations and double check the condition of the rental items when you pick them up to avoid any disagreements on their condition later.
Now Choose the Right Tux!
Whether you’re planning to do it yourself or have a stylist, here are some top tips for getting your all-important hair and makeup right. 1. Long hair Many brides grow out their hair for their wedding day. Easy, tousled looks create a lovely day look, and goes great...
Having trouble deciding what to do for your bridesmaids' dresses? These tips are guaranteed to get you started in the right direction! 1. Decide on individual bridesmaid dresses versus group styling. It is difficult to find a one-size-fits-all solution for a group of...
Wedding dress fashion weeks have been held in all the fashion capitals to reveal designers’ 2015 spring bridal gown collections. Graceful and elegant is in this year, for an effortless style. Highlights have been the layering of translucent fabrics, detachable skirts...