Sunday, May 27, 2012


Here are some common questions about tuxedos...

How soon should we order tuxedos for our wedding?
Reserve them at least 3-4 months before the wedding day. You want the bride to have picked out her dress and chosen a color for the bridesmaids dresses first.

When do the men have to be measured for their tuxedos?
Measurements should be taken no later than 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding.

Who should wear a tuxedo?
Traditionally the Groomsmen, Ushers, Fathers, and Ring Bearer. You may also want to have your grandfathers and any other close family who may be in group photos wear them. That way the close relatives look uniform in the wedding photos.

How do we order tuxedos for the out of town groomsmen?
They should be professionally measured at their local tailor or menswear store. The measurements can then be called in to the store where you are ordering the rest of the tuxedos.

What is the final fitting and when is it?
It is a fitting that is recommended so that they can actually try on the tuxedos. It should take place at least a day or two before the wedding that way any needed adjustments can be taken care of.

Is an appointment necessary?
If all the men plan on going in a group, it is a good idea to make an appointment. If they go in on their own it isn't always necessary.