Thursday, May 12, 2011

Bridal Party 101…the men…

We certainly can’t forget the me in the bridal parties, no they may not take as much prep as the women but they are still just as important and there are things you should keep in mind.   Brushing up on your tuxedo terms before heading out shopping.  This will help you in the decision making and you will have a better understanding of what your tuxedo consultant is referring to when they say a notch lapel or shawl?

We feel that the grooms men should dress around the groom, making him the focal point of the men just as the bride is the focal point for the women (well for the whole wedding really!) Going for consistency is always a good choice, but make sure to give the groom something a little different to set him apart, like a special boutonniere or a vest and tie that matches the bride, even fancy cufflinks!

Even though a tuxedo is the classic choice for weddings think about your other options, base what they wear on where your wedding will be taking place.  The beach?  Maybe a navy suit coat and khaki pants would be appropriate.  Something more formal during the morning?  Go for a traditional Cutaway for the groom and a Stroller for the groomsmen.

One thing to always consider is whether you should just rent or purchase?  If you don’t feel you would wear a tuxedo very often then buying one would probably not be the best way to go, but if you wear one 3-4 times a year buying is probably a better way to go.  After wearing it that many times you will have paid for it! 

Just keep these little tidbits in mind while tuxedo shopping.  For any more information please call our sister store Soiree Prom and Tux, they are more than happy to answer any questions you may have pertaining to tuxedos!  603-427-6888


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