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Choosing the Wedding Tuxedo

Wedding Tuxedo

The tux makes a statement. It is about style and self-expression. What’s the difference between a tux and suit? How do you choose the right style? These are important fashion questions. The tux must match body type, wedding colors, personality and the bride. Most grooms prefer a stylish wedding tuxedo. Creating a fashion statement with your wedding tuxedo requires a few fashion tips.

Wedding Tuxedo or Suit?

What is the difference in a wedding tuxedo and a suit? And how do you choose? Given the rare moments in life that call for a tux, a wedding tuxedo can be a bit of a mystery. What makes a wedding tuxedo different from your average suit? There are little details that dress up a tux and make it what it is. The wedding tuxedo has satin lapels and satin covered buttons. You won’t find a belt loop with a tux. Bring out that bow tie and the bling with cuff links to complement this wedding attire. The wedding tuxedo is formal and made sophisticated by the fabric and every detail.

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The Color of the Wedding Tuxedo

While a tuxedo is usually reserved for black tie affairs, a tuxedo does not need to be an all black affair. A black tux is timeless wedding attire that complements everything in a formal wedding. Never fear color, as long as it compliments your bride. Be bold with a bright blue tux or go charcoal with a bright blue bow tie. The most obvious way to add color to your tux is with the shirt and tie.

The Jacket

The wedding tuxedo jacket is the main piece that sets it apart from the ordinary. When it comes to the jacket of your tux, satin is the key. Satin trim provides texture and contrast to the fabric and announces its formal status. A satin lapel, breast, pockets, and even satin buttons at the cuffs and waist give the finishing touches.

Lapels of a Wedding Tuxedo

There are a variety of lapels on a wedding tuxedo to match style and preference. The notch lapel is a popular choice. The opening falls right below the shoulders. The peak lapel is the lapel of tradition, and probably one of the most popular choices. The v-shaped lines provide an illusion of broad shoulders and a narrow waistline. The shawl lapel provides a modern curve to the glamorous look. The edges are replaced with a smoother and rounder appearance. Choosing the lapels for your wedding tuxedo will have everything to do with your style and personality.

Choosing the Cufflinks

Cufflinks secure the cuffs of a wedding tuxedo shirt and provide space to express style and personality. A variety of materials add unique expression to your formal look. Choose from glass, gemstones, inlays, precious metals, wood, and stone. Cufflinks are secured to your wedding tuxedo shirt by toggles and sometimes they include chains.

Cummerbund of a Wedding Tuxedo

Your average suit does not sport a satin cummerbund. A wedding tuxedo is set apart by the satin sash at the waistline. This stylish piece of the formal ensemble is always paired with a bow tie, but never with a straight tie or vest.

The Bow Tie

This sophisticated and formal attire almost demands the classy statement a bow tie provides. While you could wear a straight necktie, a silk or satin bow tie in a solid color will compliment the piece and pull off a wedding tuxedo with style.

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Shirt Collar of a Wedding Tuxedo

The shirt collar of a wedding tuxedo is another opportunity to make a unique statement with style. A wingtip collar will extend beyond a bow tie to create a sharp border. If you are considering a straight tie, you might choose a point collar with its downward points. A spread collar possesses widely spaced points and provides extra space for creative bow tie knots. Your collar is an important piece of your wedding tuxedo and opportunity to express your style.


Here is yet another detail about a wedding tuxedo that is commonly overlooked. You might be surprised to learn that the trousers do not have belt loops. This fun fact can make suspenders a critical piece of your formal attire, depending on your trousers and the fit. If you wear suspenders, they should be kept out of sight with a cummerbund or a vest.

The Pocket Square

This colored triangle of fabric is a fancy handkerchief that is folded uniquely and tucked into the breast pocket of a wedding tuxedo to provide the finishing touch to your formal wear. It can add color, contrast and texture with prints.

Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary

Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary

Your attire should be coordinated to match the theme and tone of your wedding. Your wedding venue is the most important decision to create the vibe of your wedding day. Crystal Ballroom Lake Mary is an all-inclusive wedding venue with professional wedding designers and exclusive décor to bring your dream wedding to life. Step inside of the design studio and plan your theme, colors, floral designs, chinaware, linens, décor and all the fine details of your wedding day. Coordinate your wedding attire with one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Florida. Plan your magical moments in a ballroom designed just for you.


We invite you to discover the
Crystal Ballroom difference found in the unparalleled elegance and uniqueness written into the design of each of our venues. The themes are as limitless as your imagination.

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