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How to Choose a Suit or Tuxedo for Your Wedding

A man’s wed­ding is one of the most impor­tant days of his life and dress­ing impec­ca­bly is imper­a­tive for this momen­tous occa­sion. The groom’s suit and the suits for the grooms­men should com­ple­ment the venue and coor­di­nate with the theme. But, how are suits or tuxe­dos select­ed? And, what acces­sories are there? Here are a few rules to fol­low for that spe­cial day.


Black, blue and gray. Two-piece vs. three-piece suits. Pick­ing out a suit or tuxe­do and dress­ing grooms­men can prove chal­leng­ing. But, the process is rel­a­tive­ly sim­ple. Find­ing a great look is an accom­plish­ment. A man feels suc­cess­ful and can show a lit­tle swag at the recep­tion. That’s why where a man gets mar­ried and the theme is impor­tant.

The loca­tion can change the style of suit­ing and fab­ric. Out­door wed­ding loca­tions on the beach might war­rant lighter col­ors and fab­rics. Trends include blue or gray suits. Indoor wed­dings at a church might call for more tra­di­tion­al col­ors such as navy or black suits.

Style and theme is also impor­tant. If you are going for a black-tie affair, then a tuxe­do is cer­tain­ly the best way to go. But if you’re hav­ing a back­yard wed­ding, then a fun, casu­al suit might be your best bet. Along with this is also the style of the bride’s dress, so when in doubt, ask her.

Bride and Groom on the beach, groomsmen wearing Slate Blue Notch Lapel Suit


Hav­ing the right acces­sories can give a man con­fi­dence and allow his per­son­al­i­ty and per­son­al style shine. Acces­sories could include ties, sus­penders, pock­et squares and cuf­flinks.

Bow Tie, Long Tie or No Tie

Will the look include a bow tie or a neck­tie? A black bow tie with a tuxe­do is clas­sic. But, if select­ing a col­ored tie, try to col­or match the wed­ding theme or flow­ers. And, remem­ber, you don’t have to go the tra­di­tion­al route. Not wear­ing a tie is fine for more casu­al wed­dings like in back­yards or farms.

Sus­penders or a Belt

Suit pants tra­di­tion­al­ly have belt loops, but you can wear sus­penders as a per­son­al pref­er­ence. Just don’t wear both at the same time. For a tuxe­do, if you need a lit­tle extra sup­port for your pants, go with sus­penders and nev­er a belt. Tux pants don’t even have belt loops, so it should­n’t be hard to remem­ber.

Pock­et Squares

A small pock­et square can be worn in the breast pock­et to add a lit­tle extra pol­ish to your look. Select a coor­di­nat­ing col­or that match­es the wed­ding theme or brides­maid dress­es. Tra­di­tion­al­ly, the pock­et square will not be the same col­or as your tie, though.

groom and groomsmen in blue suits


Black shoes are accept­able with a blue or gray suit, but you can also wear brown with­out a prob­lem. Wear brown with a tan suit, as well. If you’re hav­ing a des­ti­na­tion or themed wed­ding, though, feel free to wear what­ev­er suits your style. Some men wear their favorite Con­verse or Keds to show­case their per­son­al swag­ger!


Cuf­flinks are a per­son­al pref­er­ence. If a groom doesn’t want to wear cuf­flinks, select a dress shirt with but­tons at the cuffs. If wear­ing cuf­flinks in sil­ver or gold and a belt is also worn, it should be in the same met­al, i.e., gold cuf­flinks and a gold belt.

Per­son­al Accents

To per­son­al­ize a wed­ding theme, con­sid­er a lapel flower. Or, socks in a bold col­or or striped-pat­tern. Some men select match­ing cow­boy hats for a barn wed­ding or beach hats at an exot­ic locale. This is all based on per­son­al pref­er­ence and allows the groom to show off a lit­tle of his style too.

groom and groomsmen in blue suits and fun socks

Don’t sweat the details with wed­ding out­fits. Gen­er­a­tion Tux makes it easy to order wed­ding attire for grooms and grooms­men. With over 20 styles and thou­sands of col­or acces­sories, grooms and grooms­men are guar­an­teed to find the per­fect look. Gen­er­a­tion Tux’s mod­ern and slim designs fea­ture lux­u­ry qual­i­ty fab­rics with a full range of siz­ing. Gen­er­a­tion Tux deliv­ers suits straight to the groom and groomsmen’s front door about 14 days before the big event. Con­ve­nient. Stress-free. That’s the way ele­gant suit­ing should be.

Say “I do” in a stun­ning suit. Gen­er­a­tion Tux spe­cial­izes in high-qual­i­ty, well-cut suits at afford­able prices. Offer­ing the best suit­ing and con­ve­nience is why Gen­er­a­tion Tux online suit rentals are the per­fect solu­tion for grooms and grooms­men all over the coun­try.

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