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Menswear Guide

Updated: Mar 28, 2018

Congratulations! You are getting married! Once the initial joy dissipates, the reality of what it takes to plan a wedding will sink in. From the gowns, to the venue, choosing the right caterer, to finding a date that work with everyone in the family. Let’s face it, a wedding is centered around the bride. I tell all of my grooms “You are just an accessory!” Most women have been thinking about the day they will get married since they were as young as 6 years old playing with their Barbies. Men usually think about getting married around the time they start shopping for an engagement ring. So it is not surprising that most brides don’t leave arranging for the tuxedos up to their grooms. Coordinating the tuxedos to be a complimentary look with the gowns is essential to achieving the “look” that these women have been envisioning since they were playing dolls as children.

Choosing tuxedos for your wedding can be a daunting task though. With all the different styles of tuxedos; different fabrics, pant styles, colors of vests; and everything else it can be overwhelming. My name is Larry Kessler, and I am the managing partner of Celebrity Tux and Tails in Phoenix, Arizona. With 25 years of experience in the formalwear industry, I can help choose the tuxedos that will best compliment the ceremony, the time of day, the location, the color theme, and even the cut of the bride’s gown and bridesmaids’ dresses.

What I would like to do thru this blog is to help make choosing the right tuxedo for a wedding simple and easy. Working with people at special times in their lives like when they get married is a privilege and should not be viewed as a chore. I get so much satisfaction out of helping a couple choose tuxedos that make the men in their party look famous!

Over the past decade in the tuxedo industry, the prices have skyrocketed and the service has declined. It is easy to say, “You’re going to like the way you look, I guarantee it!”, and when they don’t like the way they look, all they get is their money back. But you can’t give them the occasion back. Why not make sure it is perfect on the day they need and not worry about having to give a refund?

Hopefully this blog will help take some of the confusion out of choosing tuxedos for your wedding. I look forward to sharing my experience and insight with you.

Photo by Kolor Phx

Celebrity Tux and Tails is a family-owned and operated formalwear company located in the Phoenix, Arizona. We specialize in suits and tuxedos for both men and women and offer a variety of options in rental, off-the-rack retail and custom made attire. In addition to our stores in Tempe and Glendale, we offer full-service concierge across the state of Arizona. From free in-home consultations to delivery & pickup services, we are dedicated to making the formalwear process simple, affordable, and exceptional for our customers! Get the selection you want and the service you deserve!

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