How To Choose Your Tuxedo And Wedding Accessories
Once you and your Bride have settled on a certain degree of formality, (More? Or Less?), you are going to have to toodle over to your favorite formal wear shop and select your tux. The Bride may want to accompany you to make sure you get everything done right and according to her wishes. Hey, she might not want a plaid cummerbund and a chartreuse bow tie on her Groom, and you can’t blame her!
Whatever your decisions, they have ensemble implications for the Best Man and Groomsmen, because their attire will have to harmonize with yours. A good formal wear tailor can advise you on this and also take your measurements and fittings so your tux looks terrific on you for the Big Day. You can also give him a heads up on the number of groomsmen to expect to trail in after you at some point to get their tuxes and fittings, assuring that there will be plenty of the right formal wear to go around at the time (usually the last possible minute) that they storm in panicked because they waited until the last minute! But will be all right because 1) you warned the shop they were coming and 2) they’re used to this kind of procrastinating guy behavior.
BTW, don’t forget your accessories (shoes, dress shirt, cummerbuns, cuff links, hankerchiefs) and make sure you have black socks! Now is a good time to talk to your bride about boutonnieres (those cute little flower things that go in your lapel) for the men in the wedding party (yep, that’s your job too!) and order them from the florist.