A lot of thought goes into planning a wedding, including what to wear. Do you want to opt for a suit or a tux? You’ll want to wear something that fits your personal style, but we’ll help you figure out what exactly that is.
We’re here to answer the question: What’s the difference between a tux and a suit?
The Difference Between a Tux and a Suit
Let’s talk about tuxes and suits. Both options will give you a sophisticated look that’s just right for your wedding day, but there are a few differences to consider.
While tuxes and suits both have a classic appeal, they set a specific tone and level of formality for your wedding. While you can wear bow ties with either, you’ll typically reserve standard ties for suits alone. Tuxes lend themselves to formal black-tie occasions in the evening, while you can wear a suit for formal events like weddings or business-casual events like company dinners. Suits are convenient because you can wear them again and again. Adding a bowtie even helps you achieve that fancier formal look!
Is A Suit or a Tuxedo More Formal?
Color is another differentiating factor between a wedding tux and a suit. Tuxedos from The Modern Groom come in black (the classic tux color that never goes out of style), and suits from The Modern Groom come in black, charcoal grey, light grey, midnight blue, heathered navy or tan. If color is important to you, you may make your choice of suit or tux based on the colors they’re available in.
Tuxes are considered formalwear and are often worn for evening weddings and other formal settings. Suits are also formal and work in many situations, such as weddings, business conferences, special occasions like an anniversary or holiday party, or any event that calls for white-tie dress codes. If you want to create a certain atmosphere or level of formality at your wedding, consider what a suit or tux will do for you.
With The Modern Groom, you will be sure to find a well-fitted suit or tux that fits your style and life, and you’ll own the suit or tux!
Characteristics of a Wedding Tux
A wedding tux is usually black or white. Satin is the most prominent characteristic throughout the tuxedo: satin lapels, satin pocket trim, satin buttons, and satin stripes down the leg of the suit pants.
A tux will either be double-breasted or feature a single button, while a suit typically has two buttons. The tuxedo is worn with a white shirt, a bow tie, and a cummerbund.
Classic tuxes are traditionally paired with bow ties and black patent leather shoes and are considered formal evening attire.
A Tuxedo Jacket Is Shorter
The wedding tux jacket is purposely made shorter so that when you sit down, the fabric doesn’t pull and tuck under the seat of the tux. A tuxedo jacket is also shorter to display the tuxedo shirt and cummerbund, which are more noticeable than a suit’s dress shirt and tie.
You Can Personalize a Suit or a Tuxedo
The variety of accessories you can have with a suit or a tux allows you to show off some flair at your wedding! These small touches visually display your personality and make a statement on your wedding day. Remember, a black tux doesn’t have to be boring. Go ahead and show off your style with a pop of color from your tie or bow tie, pocket square, and socks. The sky is the limit!
A Wedding Tux vs. a Suit—Final Thoughts
Whether you choose a suit or a wedding tux, you’ll have an affordable ensemble that’s just right for you and you’ll look and feel fantastic wearing it. You may not know how to put your wedding look together, but don’t worry. Putting together your wedding look is where we excel! You’ll work with a dedicated, virtual stylist who is there to ensure you look sharp and love the suit or tux you choose.
Quality Suits and Wedding Tuxes for Your Wedding—Shipped Right to Your Door
The convenience of The Modern Groom is the thing our grooms love. Schedule your virtual appointment, and your virtual stylist will give you style advice and help you find exactly what you need for your wedding. When you are sure you love the look, we’ll ship it right to your door.
Once your suit or tux is complete, we’ll turn our attention to the guys in your wedding party and give them the same excellent customer service!
Bonus: no need to be bothered with returning a rental! Your expertly fitted wedding tux or suit is yours to wear for many years to come—and you’re not going to believe how affordable it is.
Are you ready to find the right suit or tux for your wedding day? Your virtual stylist is ready for you!