While a lot of the “wedding world” focuses on bridal fashion and design and details, make no mistake we haven’t forget about the gentleman! Grooms and groomsmen are often times more laid back in the process. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t care. The guys want to look and feel just as confident as the ladies do. Whether they’re a fan of tuxedo/suit shopping or not, with the help of Greg from Generation Tux, we’re spilling some truth to help make the selection process go smoothly!
Believe it or not, Greg says that the selection process of a tuxedo can be complicated. Here are a few things that come into play when choosing:
Color: Black, blue, tan, white, etc.
Style: Peak lapel, shawl lapel, notch lapel
Buttons: Single button, two button, three button, double breasted
Fit: Slim, modern, traditional
Renting or buying?
Before you begin the search for your grooms and groomsmen attire, make sure you know what color the bridesmaids dresses will be so you can choose a complimenting color. You can then decide on color, style, and if you’re renting or buying your tuxedo or suit. If you have have at least an idea about those three things, then the rest should fall into place fairly easy. However, if you’re unsure what color and style would go best with the design of your wedding, the professionals are always there to help! Once you have those decisions narrowed down you can start researching into at places that cater to what you’re looking for.
From Greg: Men are famous for procrastinating. I would suggest starting 6 months in advance at least. This will give you time to do your proper research for renting a tux. Research online, check reviews, order swatches, test out the product, know what color the dresses are for matching, decide how many groomsmen you will be having and are there price constraints for the wedding party.
Tips + Tricks
Don’t wear black shoes with blue suits.
Never button the bottom button on a Jacket.
If you’re unsure of a style, try different ones on.
Renting or buying can help determine which stores/places to shop from.
Questions + Things To Consider
Have a vision for what you want yourself and your guys to look like on your big day! Are you going for Black tie formal? Sporty? Modern? Trendy Rustic? Western?
Big guys should not wear slim.
Pleats cause fullness in pants, no pleats mean trimmer in pants.
You will have limited range of movement in a proper fitting coat, this does not mean the coat is too small.