Tuxedos vs Suits

Grooms do not have too many options when it comes to what they are going to wear on their wedding day, however there is a couple options to consider.

Recent trends have shown that grooms are picking suits or different colored tuxes such as gray or creme. A lot of people ask when is it appropriate to wear a suit as opposed to wearing a tux. Another common question is, what is the difference between a tux and a suit? To make it easier for the bride and groom when choosing between a tux and a suit we have broken the two down to hopefully help you.

The first question the bride and groom need to answer is what is the style and theme of their wedding. If it is a formal evening wedding then a tux is a must, if they are going for a more informal look then they have a choice between a tuxedo and a suit.

The biggest difference between a tux and a suit is the physical difference of each:

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    Example of a tux with a bow tie and a long tie


    • Have satin on the lapels, buttons, pocket trim, and a satin strip down the leg of the trousers.
    • Traditionally a bow tie and cummerbund or low stance vests are worn with tuxedos. Now it is common for long ties and high stance vests to be worn.
  • Suits:
    • No satin is present on a suit.
    • The buttons are either plastic or are faced with the same fabric as the suit.
    • Long ties are high stance vests are commonly worn with suits.


Another important thing to consider is what the groom wears on a daily basis. A suit is something some people wear to work on a daily basis, meaning some wedding guests may even be in suit attire for the wedding. If you are someone who is never seen dressed up then a suit would be great. But if you are someone who wears a suit everyday then wear something that is going to set you apart from your guests.


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