You have spent countless hours shopping for your wedding gown. Once the purchase is made, you book countless appointments for alterations, accessories, hair trials, mani/pedi spa dates, bridesmaid dress shopping, shoe shopping, bridal showers, wedding invitations and shopping for the mother of the wedding dresses. Are you forgetting anything or anyone? Yes! Your other half!! Don’t forget to share a little of the spotlight with your leading man, the groom. Rather than just picking out any old tuxedo, keep up with the trends and style your guy. The hottest trend in men’s bridal fashion is the black tuxedo. It is a classic yet modern look sure to be trend setting next to your stunning gown.

Black is back. While charcoal, grey and linen still have their place on the bridal style aisle, the classic black tux is coming back in a big way. If you have a moderate to very formal styled wedding, your groom will look stunning a black shawl collar tuxedo complimented by a black bow tie. The look is super sharp and classic. Remember, classic never goes out of style.

To give the groom all the extra special attention he needs, consider shopping for his formalwear at a tuxedo boutique. Don’t worry; the prices will be competitive with large big box stores and will have much better customer service. Small independent shops thrive on providing excellent customer service in a price competitive market so you can be assured your groom will be treated like the star of the show without the celebrity price tag.

Don’t forget to accessorize the groom. Cuff links make a great wedding present and a piece your groom will treasure every time he puts them on. Consider upgrading his watch to fit the occasion. Ditch the waterproof Velcro band watch he wears to the gym for a more formal sophisticated stainless steel link version. Consider engraving it and watch the time fly by as a happily married couple.

Grooms often don’t take a leading role in the wedding planning process. Be sure to show him he is your leading man and put a little focus on him. And don’t forget, you will be in the spotlight together, now and forever.

With love,

Deanna