How to Dress a Groom for a Wedding


Grooms take much less maintenance than brides do. In order to get a groom ready for his wedding, he needs a tuxedo, proper undergarments, nice shoes and a cummerbund. Within those categories, there are many choices, but most choices are made by default for the groom so little thought, time and stress are involved. Just keep the following in mind.

  • Choose the style of tuxedo based on the formality of the wedding. An informal wedding requires only a business suit, while a very formal evening wedding demands the groom wear a black tailcoat tux with matching striped trousers, a waistcoat, studs, cuff links and gloves. It's up to you to find out what type of wedding you're having.

  • Make sure the groom showers and shaves on the day of the wedding. He needs to look his best before getting dressed. There won't be time later for any personal hygiene as this will be a very busy day.

  • Put on the undergarments. These include black socks, underwear and a white undershirt. Especially on his wedding day, the groom should have an undershirt under his white collared shirt. Yes, it will be hot, but it's necessary. Make sure there are no stains on any of the undergarments.

  • Add the slacks and white collared shirt. Tuck the shirt in and place the cummerbund around the groom's waist. The cummerbund keeps the shirt from popping up. It's supposed to be tight and will likely feel uncomfortable to someone who wears sweats and flip-flops on a normal day.

  • Slip on the shiny black shoes and the bow tie. Remember that the flaps on the shirt collar should come down over the bow tie, which must be centered.

  • Add any accessories like a top hat, cuff links, gloves and studs that are required for the formality of your event. Don't forget the handkerchief, if there's one with the tuxedo.

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