When it comes to your big day, you’re sure that every little detail is taken care of to ensure your dream dress is perfect and ready to go down the aisle; but what about your husband to be? Does he need any help deciding on a wardrobe?
Since traditionally, men have to make a decision between wearing a tuxedo or a suit for the wedding ceremony, we’re hoping to help demystify this dilemma for them:
Aesthetic Differences between a Tuxedo and a Suit:
The differences between a tuxedo and a suit can range, however, there are a few glaring differences between the two. Tuxedos usually have satin accents on them, like the pocket lining, and buttons, which differentiate them from a suit. Suits have fabric accents for all of these items, creating a uniform look. In addition to this, suits are usually accented with a vest or sometimes suspender while tuxedos have more formal variations of a vest or a cummerbund. Both can be worn with a tie or a bow-tie depending on the grooms preference.
Tuxedos are usually only worn for important events, and a wedding is certainly a great candidate. Their formal and sophisticated ambiance is ideal for a wedding ceremony, an event that is special and momentous. Suits are most recognized as a more casual wardrobe option, something that is often seen around the office, on the guest of an event, a date, or even a job interview.
A tuxedo allows the groom to stand out from the rest of the men at the wedding. While many men do not own a tuxedo themselves, there are many places that will do tux rentals at a reasonable price (especially compared to purchasing a suit). Grooms can be fitted by the professionals at specialty stores like Men’s Warehouse and can be matched with the perfect suit and a great price.
Something to consider when renting a suit is that it will not be custom to fit the groom. Since it’s a rental, just like when a bride rents a dress, they will not be able to tailor the suit to perfectly fit his body.
Choosing to wear a tuxedo or a suit mostly depends on the grooms preference and style. In the past, tuxedos were usually worn for a milestone such as a wedding, however, with today’s growing fashion trends and modern take on tradition, anything goes.
Things to consider when making the choice are what the bride will be wearing, where the wedding will be taking place, and when. Just as a bride chooses to dress up and wear a more formal, traditional wedding dress for this occasion, her fiancé can choose to match her and dress up by wearing a tuxedo. In turn, should a bride choose to wear something that is more casual (for instance, a nice sundress for a backyard wedding), a groom may choose to wear a suit to keep the same feel throughout the ceremony.
For a formal wedding, we suggest that the groom wear a tuxedo, and for a less-formal wedding, that the groom wear a suit.