BRIDAL WEEK: Tuxes
Wedding Tuxedos. Your wedding is an awesome fun filled day, arguably the most important day of your life at that point so try to look good while it’s happening.
For some of you, this might be the first and last time you wear a tux so why not have some fun with it? Black is for secret service agents and funerals. Have your groomsmen wear traditional black while you go for a stylish navy or a dashing grey to set you apart. It’s not just the brides day you should shine as well.
Bow tie. Do not. I repeat do not buy clip on. Come on guys this is your wedding day. If you or one of your groomsmen cant tie a bowtie designate one of them to brush up on there boy scout knots and watch a few youtube videos until they mastered the technique. It will take all of 15 minutes. Then they can tie everyone's. Also, get a tie that stands out. TheTieBar.com offers a great selection of bow ties and pocket squares. They will even throw in a free tie for wedding parties. But be careful when having fun. Don't get to garish if your bow tie is a little out there. Tone down the pocket square, and vice versa. This is a wedding not a circus.
Why rent? After being a groomsman in many wedding and wearing hastily thrown together suits and tuxedos that had been worn and torn a thousand times before me, I was determined not to have myself and my groomsmen wear an ill fitted suit. Researching rentals, most places I found had entry level tux rentals at $150. Every add on increases the price for this baggy mess of a dated tux my grandfather would have been buried in. Instead, I found a local tailor who gave me a bulk rate for me and my groomsmen on tuxes. We got a steep discount and threw in custom tailored shirts as well for a reasonable $200. It was basically the same price as renting. I got a tux that fit me because it was made just for me and I get to keep it. Now the next formal function I go to, I can attend in style.
Take a look at our Pinterest for some more ideas about tuxes!