Sorry brides, but its time to talk about the Groom! Even though you might be taking care of most of the planning, you may not know where to start when it comes to dressing your groom. I like to encourage my brides to involve their grooms in this aspect of the wedding. After all it is about the both of you, and you want your man walking down the aisle with the same confidence you have.
First thing, is he planning on renting or buying a tux? Can he afford a nice tux? Does he expect to attend events that would require one? Purchasing a tux costs about 3x the average rental, so it can pay off quick. In addition rented tuxes won’t fit as well and won’t be as one tailored just for him. If he is leaning toward renting, make sure he gives himself several days before the big day to see that everything fits correctly and there isn’t any damage or stains.
Above all, make sure the outfit matches the occasion, and that it fits right! Not every style suit fits every body shape. Different tuxes work better with different body styles, so make sure to consult a tailor with questions and have him try several different options on. Here’s a brief intro into the different types of tuxedos.
Traditional: A black or grey suit that comes in several options of lapels (peaked, notch, and shawl) and a variety of accessories. They can be one, two or three buttoned. Vest or no vest, bow tie, or tie? Suspenders, sure! Cummerbund, why not! This option will really allow you to customize your look.
Men are also stepping outside of the box and expressing themselves in different ways whether it be a cool preppy look, casual beachy look, and anything in between, but remember, it needs to fit the occasion!