Your Tux your Style

Whether you prefer to rent or buy your tuxedo, here are a few helpful hints before you begin the selection process for attire.

As with all wedding day decisions, the bride’s input often carries the most weight, as of late, however, grooms are having more say in the tux selection process.

The tuxedo is still a top choice among brides and grooms. Many cummerbunds and vests are interchangeable, making them perfect for all seasons. And in today’s bridal boutique, you can order a tux in any material; because we all know comfort is a must for the big day. The hot trend according to Tamzen’s Bridal in Carlisle is the Mad Men look; slim cut, tailored-in style.  This look fits everything from the rustic wedding to the destination wedding to the formal wedding.

A growing trend that Tamzen’s Bridal often sees is that of the mixing and matching of accessories that accompany a tux (cummerbund and vest). With this feature, groomsmen have the ability to match their processional/recessional partner in the bridal party. A current bridal party trend is to match the different shades each groomsmen wears to the same shade or a shade darker/lighter than that of their bridesmaid.

Robert Sonntag, co-owner of Tamzen’s Bridal, advises grooms to remember that it is the bride’s day and the groom should complement her. Pick a wedding style that you both envision and visit the boutique with that idea, but also be open-minded to suggestions.

One of the best questions to ask is “should I rent or should I buy?” Plan on renting the tux if you don’t see yourself wearing the tux more than twice. 

If you are active duty military, do not discard the choice of the dress uniform. The military dress uniform is sharp and dashing and complements a bridal gown well.

Sonntag, suggests that the couple order the complete attire selection no later than two months before the wedding date. Tuxes are always in season and often weddings compete with black tie affairs, proms and homecomings. In addition, be sure the groomsmen get their measurements taken well in advance and don’t wait until the last moment.

The bridal party’s and groomsmen’s look is just part of the larger wedding appearance. Today’s wedding is all about the fun experience and it is translating into the attire of the wedding party.

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