Top Tips on Tuxedos

It is said that tuxedos were created in the New York town by the same name. In the late 1800s, Pierre Lorillard IV was living in the high society town and created the shorter dinner jacket version of the tux to break away from the British look of long-tailed jackets. Since then, people from all walks of life recognize it as the appropriate garb for men on special occasions and life celebrations.

If you choose to use tuxes for the men in your wedding, there are some things to consider.

Consider the time of day and style of your wedding. Looks range from very formal to formal to semi formal and different accessories can be used during different times of the day.

For very formal affairs you may want high collared shirts, fancy cuff links, and top hats. For semi-formal day wear, you might want to use a more casual cut coat and simple shirts and ties.

There are tons of options! Your formal wear retailer can help you with the right look for your occasion and climate.

Saving money on rentals is not impossible

  • Take a look on the internet before heading to the stores. You will likely find a lot of useful coupons, deal or in-store bargains.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for something that another retailer is offering. Many stores offer the groom a free rental with the rental of the rest of the tuxedos.
  • Visit Wedding shows and Expos to meet with vendors in the business. You might be able to do one-stop shopping!
  • Some department and men’s fashion stores still do tuxes. Check them out too.


Don’t forget these few important tips that may save time and money later…

  • Ask when your tuxes will be available.
  • Make sure to designate a pick-up person AND a back up.
  • Ask if the company has a return or cancellation policy.
  • Check your order BEFORE the guys leave the tux shop. Check shoes and accessories too!
  • Be sure to find out about any deposit, balance dues, and when they are to be paid.
  • Ask exactly when the tuxedos are to be returned.

Lastly, you can always throw all tradition out the window and do what makes you as a couple feel comfortable. Wear a style you like and fits you great!




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