Modern fashion trends have made it acceptable for men to wear suits to even the most formal occasions, including that most important of days: their weddings. The question is no longer “Can a groom wear a suit to his wedding?” but rather “Should a groom wear a suit to his wedding?” The answer to that question is a highly personal one; however, there are some questions that each groom can ask himself in order to arrive at the answer that’s right for him.
At A Better Deal Tuxedo in San Diego, the tuxedo versus suit question is one we are asked quite often. We offer a full range of both tuxedos and suits perfect for formal occasions. Whether you are looking to rent or purchase your tuxedo or suit, we are sure to have a solution of exquisite quality that will distinguish you from the crowd. And on your wedding day, you definitely want to stand out in the best way possible (albeit not at the expense of your beautiful bride, of course!).
Still wondering whether you’re in the market for a tuxedo or a suit? Let’s compare the two and perhaps that will help you make up your mind.
What’s the Difference between a Tuxedo and a Suit?
The most notable difference between a tuxedo and a suit is the presence of satin. Satin will be evident on a tuxedo’s lapels and buttons, in addition to strips of satin on the pant legs. By contrast, suits do not have any satin parts at all. Tuxedos may also have a cummerbund, unlike suits. Our tuxedo rental selection includes tuxedos with or without cummerbunds and vests, depending on the groom’s preferences.
Tuxedo or Suit…That Is the Question
And the answer is…it depends. These days, an excellent fitting, fashionable suit is a perfectly valid option for a groom. However, even the most elegant suit does not carry the symbolic power of a tuxedo. A quality tuxedo is virtually synonymous with “special occasion.” It is reserved only for the most important events of a man’s life - and a wedding certainly should qualify as one of those events.
In considering whether you should wear a tuxedo or a suit on your big day, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I want to wear something on my wedding day that I would feel equally comfortable wearing to a job interview?
- Do I want to wear essentially the same style of clothing as the male guests of my wedding rather than standing apart from them?
- Should I dress “down” from my bride rather than complementing her in terms of elegance and quality?
If you answered “no” to any or all of these questions, then a tuxedo is probably the right choice for you. As specialists in wedding tuxedo rentals, we can attest to the fact that most men are pleased with their decisions to distinguish themselves by wearing the ultimate symbol of male sophistication and class on their wedding days.
For further information about the tuxedos available at A Better Deal Tuxedo, please contact us today.