- Brush up on your tuxedo terms and take a peek in your own closet before you begin suit shopping. This will give you an idea of what you like best--notched or shawl lapel, standard or spread collar.
- The groomsmen should dress around the groom. A consistent look is great, but the groom should sport some detail(a boutonniere, tie or pocket square) that differentiates him from the pack.
- The tuxedo is classic, but consider all your options. Marrying by the beach? Try a more casual jacket and trousers. Having an ultra-formal wedding? Pick a cutaway coat, gray-striped trousers, gray vest and ascot.
Ok, we all know there is such a thing as etiquette. The questions is do you always follow the rules? Can we pick and chose the rules for our special day? If you did your homework from #1, you probably found there are certain times and functions that you should wear different types of suits and tuxes. If you did not, go back through my blogs and find one I wrote on Suits VS Tuxes. Then you should be able to make your choice for the day.
- Should you rent or buy? If you don't attend many formal events or if your weight is frequently in flux, renting may be the way to go. If you'll have four or more good uses for a tux, the suit will pay for itself.
Here are the basics for tuxedo jacket styles. It's all in the collar!
|Classic Notch Collar Tuxedo can be paired with any vest and tie.|
|Shawl Collar Tuxedo|
|Peak Collar Tuxedo|
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