A lot has been said about wedding dresses for the brides. In fact, there are probably a million sites and forums dedicated to discussing the perfect wedding dress for your bride. The same can however not be said about wedding apparel for the bridegroom. If anything, there is very little information on the topic. This however does not mean that you shouldn’t be groomed to impress during your nuptials.
Traditionally, men are supposed to appear in their wedding wearing stylish suits, which in many cases will be chosen by the bride. For many of the brides, the obvious idea when they think of a suit to clad their man of the day with, a tuxedo comes into mind. Tuxedos are associated, first, with the famous movie actor James Bond, and secondly with an upscale wedding. But is this association of a tuxedo with an upscale wedding right?
The fact of the matter is that in the modern-day wedding, a bride is faced with an array of options to choose from when deciding on a formal dress code for her man to wear during the nuptials. With such a diversified array of options, it becomes apparent that tuxedos aren’t the only way to go. But is there a great distinction between formal suits and tuxedos? Will the apparels you choose for your man have such a great impact on the material day, more so considering that you may wish to appear in your wedding wearing the best beach wedding dresses that money can buy?
To understand the above questions it becomes prudent that a distinction between a formal suit and a tuxedo should be made. The major difference between the two is that a tuxedo contains a bout of satin while a suit does not. If you keenly observe a tuxedo, you will note the presence of satin in the lapels, pocket lining and buttons. Satin is also present as a strip on each length of the pant legs. On the other hand suits will have cloth or plastic-covered buttons. Satin does not appear anywhere on the suits. This is probably the reason why tuxedos are associated with upscale weddings.
In many cases, tuxedos also have extra components such as vests or cummerbund. Suits on the other hand might or might not be accompanied by either a vest or suspenders.
There is however another important factor to consider. To bridge the gap between the tuxedos and the suits, designers have come up with a form of Street Tuxedo, which is ideally a hybrid of both. The hybrid, which mostly contains a strip of satin but is characterized by buttons made from cloth, has been nicknamed tux/suits, and is becoming the apparent choice for brides who are looking for a formal dress which will complement their beach wedding dresses. The tux/suits are available in heather grey, black or slate.
With this distinction snugly stuck into place, the next big issue to ponder is whether it is appropriate for the groom to wear a suit (as compared to a tuxedo) during your nuptials. Many brides, who in many cases will be clad in the best wedding dresses available in the market, consent that the man should reserve the suits for the office party or interview and grace this once in a lifetime occasion with the best tuxedo that money can buy. Money, they claim, should not be an issue. After all, they are tuxedos available for rent in many shops that stock wedding apparels.