Tuesday, 01 November 2011 18:13

Selecting Your Attendants’ Tuxedos

The best man and the groomsmen traditionally dress in similar attire, but slightly different from that of the groom. Their tuxedos should always compliment the groom’s outfit. If you are unsure as to what style will look nice on your attendants, choose a 1 or 2 button. Most body styles look good in a single breasted, 1 to 2 button tux.

Generally, ushers wear a modified version of the tuxedo worn by the groomsmen. Not varying too much, it could be as simple as a change from double-breasted to single or vice versa. The ring bearer traditionally wears the identical tux as the groom, and the father’s tuxedo is similar to that of the ushers. The differences in the attire are to distinguish the different roles of the attendants.

Once you’ve made your selection you’ll need to register. To register simply means to provide the names and phone numbers of your attendants and identify the role they will play in your wedding. Your tuxedo specialist can help you coordinate the outfits for the rest of your party. After all of the details are ironed out, the members of your party can visit the shop at their convenience to be measured.

One or two weeks before your big day your fiancé and attendants will have to go in for a final fitting. This is a painless procedure and will only take minutes. It will save time in the long run and may save you the inconvenience of a wedding day disaster.

To keep it all straight on your big day, appoint someone to assist your attendants’ dressing rooms. They can make sure that all the attendants are dressed appropriately, including that the boutonnieres are on the correct lapel and cummerbund pleats are worn properly. You may also want your best man to take care of collecting the tuxedos and returning them to the rental shop.