Category: Tuxedos

Help Your Groom Say I Do (To His Tux)Help Your Groom Say I Do (To His Tux)

Getting your husband-to-be excited about the wedding planning might be a challenge, but with a little help from New York Bride & Groom you’ll be up to it. He has already decided that he wants to spend the rest of his life with you. If he’s like many men, that’s enough. Guys are often impartial when it comes to flowers and favors and such and simply defer to their fiancé’s judgment.

When it comes to their tuxes, however, men are more likely to be invested in the process. Still, they might need guidance to find the look that will make them feel comfortable, confident and handsome. Here are three tips to help your groom say “I do” to his tux.

Rule number one: He may say he wants to do his tux shopping alone, but it’s possibly because he doesn’t want to burden you with another appointment or detail to plan. Let him know that you want to help him make a tux selection, or at least give him some input as he plans his style and colors. He’ll be glad you are willing to help.

Rule number two: Before visiting New York Bride & Groom, sit together and look at magazines and websites featuring celebrities on their own wedding days and at black tie events. This will give you both a feel for what he likes and is not as into. Tux’s come in a variety of cuts (single breasted, double breasted), shades, accents and embellishments. Have an open discussion about how he can select something that will work with what you are wearing without revealing too much to him about your gown.

Rule number three: Point out a few styles that you are into. Grooms want their brides to be completely happy on their wedding day, so he might opt for something you truly like, rather than wear something he picked out “just because.”

Helping your groom commit to his tux will settle the issue for him and make the planning process that much easier for you. It’s a true win-win.

How to Dress Your Groom for a Beach WeddingHow to Dress Your Groom for a Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are simply fabulous. They are romantic, whimsical and wonderfully laid back – no one can resist the calming and soothing sounds of the ocean’s waves. Brides usually opt for light and airy long gowns, patterned maxi dresses, or short and sweet gowns that will remain sand-free. But, when it comes to dressing the groom for a beach wedding, there seems to be fewer options. Luckily for the sun n’ sand set, New York Bride & Groom offers a large selection of vendors that can accommodate any kind of wedding.

Celebrity couples love the beach as a wedding vow venue. Check out some of the duos that said “I do” and did it right with the groom’s suit.

Brooke Burke and David Charvet got married in St. Barts on a friend’s lavish boat. Charvet wore white from head to toe (yes, even on the soles of his shoes). White is a more than appropriate look for a wedding by the sea. It captures the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere of the beach. Opt for lighter materials like linen or a microfiber formal shirt. Jim’s Formal Wear features the Stephen Geoffrey Troy Suit (Style 712) that mimics Charvet’s beach look. The suit is white from head to toe, except for the full back vest (which could easily be customized in white). It’s a great look for beach, boat or other outdoor weddings.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo were married in the Virgin Islands. Lachey went the opposite direction as Charvet and sported the classic black suit. The couple was married inside a beach villa, but moved the party outdoors for a reception on the beach. Jean Yves from Jim’s Formal Wear features a suit that recalls Lachey’s classic look. Ceremonia (Style 352) is tailored in a soft, super fine wool blend. It also has a microfiber formal shirt to keep the groom cool and collected.

Like all weddings, there are a sea of details that must be settled to pull off a surf-side ceremony. For smooth sailing, the wise bride will leave dressing the groom to the experts at New York Bride & Groom.