With so many choices for dresses and the importance of the dress, the tuxedo choice the man has to make often gets overshadowed but it is also an important decision. With so many choices, it can be a difficult consideration when you are preparing your wedding. At the root of the issue, is what sort of wedding you have planned, your tux should match the style of the event, as well as compliment the dress that the bride has chosen.
There are many styles to consider when choosing your tuxedo. Coattails have recently become a new style choice, as the dapper cut often can be worn well by any body type. A zoot suit may not be the best choice for a more traditional wedding, but may complement the surroundings, especially if you are having a themed wedding that uses the era’s flair. Sometimes, your body type may be more complemented by a longer cut coat, in the style of 20’s trench coats. The traditional tuxedo is often the best choice however, because it is simple and elegant, and one can rarely go wrong with the style that is the most elegant.
Additional considerations for style go beyond what kind of tuxedo you will be renting or purchasing though. What kind of cufflinks will go best with the tux? Will you wear a bowtie, or a regular tie? What, if any, cummerbund style will suit you the best? All of these questions can be answered the best and most directly by the man tailoring or renting the tuxedo to you, or if you wish to compliment the overall style of the wedding, your spouse can usually give you things to consider in your choice.
This is another consideration that would be based on the prevailing theme of the wedding. The traditional colors are black and white, possibly with a splash of red. The colors of the coat, shirt, cumberbund, tie and chains if applicable, are things you should take into account when you are planning the style of tux you will wear. Some weddings will eschew the traditional color scheme entirely, and use all red adornments, or blue in some cases. It is all dependent on the overall style and scope of the wedding.
So tuck in your shirt, button your cufflinks and prepare for the most important day of your life. Whatever decision you make, you will cherish it in your memories and pictures for the rest of your life.