Suit Up! Then you can party down!
Did you think a black tie is as stuffy as it gets? Think again. White ties (along with a black tailcoat) define a formal evening wedding. But now the semiformal tuxedo, with its black dinner jacket and tie, is the more popular choice.
If you are a stickler for formality and having a day wedding, wear a morning suit. This consists of a gray or black cutaway coat, gray vest, striped trousers, and a four-in-hand tie or ascot. Not that traditional? Wear a black or gray short jacket, called a stroller, instead of the cutaway.
And if you don’t want the bride to be the only one in white, push for a summer or hot-climate wedding so you can don a white jacket. Just be easy on the lace. And don’t pull up the sleeves like Crockett and Tubbs.
Anatomy of a Tuxedo
Eight easy steps to tie a bow-tie
If things get ugly with your fiancée, just toss this zinger out there:
What’s black and white and red all over?
A bloody groom if his tux doesn’t fit.
If she laughs, then you know she’s the one. If she doesn’t, that’s okay. You’ll just know that this author’s not her type.
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