Tuxedos 101

Fashion & Tradition

Who should wear tuxedos to 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.

Should all tuxedos match for a wedding party?

Yes, it is very important that all men in the wedding party wear matching or coordinating tuxedos. However, many couples 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. Depending on the time of day and setting, there are black, navy, grey and tan suits or ivory linen suits all available for rental. For beach weddings, some parties choose to wear matching taupe or tan slacks with a 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?

MARTY'S Formal Wear gives you both options. If you expect to wear a tuxedo more than two or three times in the next few years, purchasing may be a great option. Our specialist will be happy to help you select a retail tuxedo for you while coordinating rental attire for your attendants.

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 in a more modern, personalized approach. MARTY'S specialists will guide you.

Fitting & Wedding Registration

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, you do not need to make an appointment. You are welcome to come during our business hours. If these hours are not convenient, we will make every effort to meet you before or after regular business hours.

How long before the wedding should we register for tuxedos?

Generally we find that the sooner you register the better. As soon as you know your color scheme you are ready to make a selection. About 4 to 6 months prior to your wedding date will give you peace of mind, and enough time for your attendants to be measured.

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. This is a gratis service in the men's formal wear industry. When you have the measurements call us at (914) 737-5911 or send them to us through this website by filling out our online measurement card.

Pickups & Returns

When do party members pick up their garments?

The date of your final fitting/pickup will be determined when you register for your wedding. Typically we schedule pickups about one to two days in advance of your wedding.

Do tuxedos ever need last-minute adjustments?

We strongly recommend that all members of the party try their garments on when they come to pick up. We are set up to make last minute alterations, usually while you wait. This final fitting is to ensure that our guests are satisfied with the fit of their garments and that we sleep well, knowing that everything looks and fits great.

When do the tuxedos need to be returned?

We generally schedule garments to be returned the day after the event. If you'll require more time be sure to discuss this with your formalwear specialist.

What if I am going on a cruise or an extended honeymoon, how do I return my tuxedos?

You may wish to have a trusted family member or friend return your outfit. You may wish to bring the outfit with you on the honeymoon. If you'll require more time be sure to discuss this with a MARTY'S formalwear specialist.