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When it comes to choosing attire for your groom and groomsmen, there are lots of options to choose from. Tuxedo or suit? Bow tie or necktie? Vest or cummerbund? We’ve come up with a few questions that might help you narrow things down a bit (you’ll probably hear many of these same questions at the tuxedo shop, so be prepared to answer them!):
Where, when, and how formal is our wedding?
Before you start shopping, think long and hard about your venue, your wedding date, and how you want your wedding to look and feel. If you’re planning a summer wedding on the beach, a formal tuxedo just won’t look right – or be comfortable. And if you’re getting married in a house of worship or ballroom, khakis and flip-flops probably aren’t appropriate. Those might sound obvious, but there is a wide middle ground. If you’re planning a wedding that’s somewhere in-between super-formal and totally casual (perhaps at a historic home or country club), consider black, gray, or navy suits, or a sport coat and khakis.