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Know Your Wedding Tuxedo

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? This question calls for a dissection of all the pieces and parts that create the fashion statement.

Wedding Tuxedo 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 are 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.

Cufflinks of a Wedding Tuxedo

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.

Bow tie of a Wedding Tuxedo

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.

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.

Suspenders of a Wedding Tuxedo

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.

Pocket Square of a Wedding Tuxedo

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.

If you need assistance coordinating your elegant wedding theme and design to match your formal wedding tuxedo, contact one of Crystal Ballroom wedding venues. Crystal Ballroom is the finest in the art of designing and creating fairy tale weddings in an elegant ballroom. Bring your formal love affair to a picturesque Crystal Ballroom, and create your happily ever after memories.


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