When it comes to choosing wedding attire, your first focus is probably the wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses. However, the tuxedos for the groom and groomsmen also come in a wide range of styles and colors that you can customize to match the look of your special day. If you’re in the process of choosing attire for the groomsmen and don’t know where to begin, here are some answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions.
A Quick Guide to Wedding Tuxedos
When should I start looking?
A tuxedo will likely require custom alterations, which is why you shouldn’t wait until the last minute to start looking. After the bride has chosen her wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses, you should begin to look for tuxedos and other attire that will match.
How can I personalize my wedding tuxedo?
Tuxedo accessories such as cufflinks and pocket squares can add personality to your tux. Have all of your groomsmen wear matching accessories for a unified and classy look. You can also choose between a traditional tie or a more formal bow tie.
What makes a good fit?
The tuxedo jacket shouldn’t be too loose or too tight; if the vent pulls open, it means it is too tight. The bottom of the jacket should cover the butt of the pants. The collar should lay flat on the back and sides of the neck; if there is a gap, it’s too loose. The suit should hug the shoulders; if the shoulder pads extend too far, it is too big.
How do I choose the right color?
If you are having a traditional wedding reception, black is a classic color choice for tuxedos. However, other shades are also becoming more popular, such as navy blue, grey, or even white. Choose a color that will match the groomsmen and bridesmaids and the wedding color scheme.
If you need alternations for your wedding tuxedo, the team at 6 Avenue Tailor in Manhattan, NY, is here to offer assistance. With over 30 years in the business, this premier Midtown tailor has been providing everything from custom wedding gown and tuxedo alterations to jean resizing and leather repairs. They also offer rush services and 24-hour emergency turnarounds. Give them a call today at (212) 593-1925 to schedule an appointment for a wedding gown or tuxedo alteration or visit their website to learn more about their full list of tailoring and alteration services.