There are many different types of tuxedos that a groom can wear for a formal wedding. The groom's tuxedo should complement both the wedding theme and the bride's dress.
Initially, the focus of the wedding attire will probably be on the bride’s dress but once that has been decided upon, the focus should shift towards the selection of formal wear for the groom. There are many different styles of tuxedos available that the groom can choose to go along with his personal style. It is just as important to coordinate his attire with the bride's gown and her attendants' dresses.
Before going thru the process of tuxedo selection, a choice has to be made on whether to buy or rent one. If one has the occasion to wear a tuxedo at least once or twice in a one year period and would like to add this to his wardrobe, then it would be more economical to buy a classically styled tuxedo than to rent one. While the groom may want to buy a brand new tuxedo, it might be tough to force the purchase of tuxedos on his groomsmen especially when matching attire of the wedding party is an important consideration.
However, it is very possible to buy a tuxedo on the cheap via online purveyors of inexpensive tuxedos. This is worthy of consideration since renting a tuxedo can cost upward of $150. If the groom is fashion conscious and prefers to wear the newest style to each event, then renting would be the better option. Consider your budget when making a decision of whether to buy or rent. Most grooms find that tuxedo rental is the most preferred option.
Select a style that will match the theme of your wedding. For a formal evening wedding, choose a tail coat, white shirt, white vest and white bow tie. All of the bridal accessories for this type of wedding tuxedo are in white. A traditional tuxedo, also known as the black tie, is the black single breasted, single button tux with sharply cut lapels, worn with a white shirt that has a stiff collar and black bowtie.
For a formal wedding prior to 6 pm, a morning coat, or cutaway, is worn. This is typically a full length formal coat, single breasted, that is "cut away" or shorter in the front and often worn with a vest and tie and gray striped pants. During the warm summer months, the groom may opt to wear the dinner jacket which is usually white or ivory.
Your wedding may be the most important event in your life. As the bride shines and looks spectacular in her fashion wedding dresses, the groom should complement her by being well-styled and polished in his tuxedo.