FAQs on Tuxedo
Fashion & Tradition
Who should wear tuxedos in the wedding?
It is customary for the groom and his groomsmen to wear tuxedos or nice tailored suits that match the formality of the bride's dress. When the fathers and grandfathers are part of the ceremony, they also tend to wear attire that matches the rest of the bridal party. Ring bearers are always dressed in either a child tuxedo or suit. Occassionally, depending on the bride and groom's decision, ushers will also wear formal attire.
Should all tuxedos match for a wedding party?
Yes, it is very important that all men in the wedding party wear matching tuxedos. However, many brides prefer to have the groom wear a different style or color tuxedo. While this is an option, you may decide to take a subtle approach and select a different color for the groom's accessories (vest and tie).
Are there other choices besides tuxedos?
If you are deciding to have a semi-formal, outdoors or alternative wedding you may decide to have your men wear suits. For beach weddings, some parties choose to wear matching taupe or tan slacks with special wedding shirt. Overall, the formality of the men should match that of the bride and the rest of the wedding.
Should I rent or purchase a tuxedo?
President Tuxedo gives you both options. If you expect to wear a tuxedo more than two or three times in the next fw years, we offer the President's Club Card.
What is the difference between a Traditional Wedding and a Contemporary Wedding?
The term Traditional refers to a type of wedding where the choices made would model those of weddings from previous generations. Traditional weddings generally follow strict guidelines of etiquette and offer limited flexibility. The term Contemporary refers to all choices that differ from the Traditional approach.
Fitting & Wedding Registration
Do I need to make an appointment?
No, you do not need to make an appointment, allthough it is recommended that you at least contact the nearest President Tuxedo to find out when the best time woudl be to come in. To locate the nearest President Tuxedo please call 1-800-837-TUXS (8897) or click President Tuxedo Store Locator.
How long before the wedding should we register for tuxedos?
Generally, the sooner you register the better, with our recommendation being to register and setup your tuxedos about 4 to 6 months prior to your wedding date. If you are unable to come in to register you can use President Tuxedo's online wedding registration for those who are busy! Then the Bridal Party should be fitted with in 1 month of registering your wedding.
What if some of my wedding party lives out of state, how can I get them fitted?
It is very simple! Have them go to their nearest tuxedo rental shop and ask to be fitted, have them get a copy of their measurements and then go to our out-of-town measurements page to send them to the President Tuxedo store you registered with!
Does everyone need to be fitted at the same President Tuxedo location?
No. All President Tuxedo locations are connected via our extensive computer network so your party can conduct business in whichever of our locations is most convenient for them.
Pickups & Returns
When do party members pick up their garments?
The date of your final fitting/pickup will be determined by you and your PT formalwear specialist when you register your wedding. Typically we schedule pick ups about 1 to 2 days in advance of your wedding so that your party members don't need to rush at the last second. We also strongly recommend that all members of the party try their garments on when they come to pick up their garment. This final fitting is done the following day to ensure that our guests are satisfied with the fit of their garments.
Do tuxedos ever need last minute adjustments?
With changes in body size of differences between designer cuts, it is sometimes the case that customers feel more comfortable after an adjustment or two has been made to their garments. These adjustments can be made while you wait, in some cases however a follow up visit my be required for some adjustments.
When do the tuxedos need to be returned?
We generally schedule garments to be returned the day after the event. If you'll requrie more time be sure to tell your formalwear specialist at the time of pick up.
What if I am going on a cruise or an extended honeymoon, how do I return my tuxedos?
Generally, tuxedos are due to be returned the day after the event. Have a trusted friend or family member bring your tuxedo back.
Do I need to return my tuxedo at the same location where I picked it up?
No, you may return your tuxedo to any President Tuxedo location.