Cincy Dress & Tux


We realize that everybody talks the most about the iconic wedding dress and not much about the groom and groomsmen's tuxedos. And that is to be expected. Nevertheless, both the groom and the bride need to look the part when they stand up there and say their vows. So, they both need a place to go and some advice on finding the right tuxedo and dress that will suit them and make them feel like a king and queen on their special day. In the Cincinnati area, there are some amazing gowns available for brides and the perfect formal wear for the grooms. The problem is that there are so many, how do you find out which ones are reputable and will make everyone happy when all is said and done. Below we have included some steps that will help you find the perfect formal wear for both the men and the women.

For the men, it seems like the choice of formal wear can't be that difficult but yet there are some decisions to be made. Believe it or not, not everyone wears a tuxedo to their wedding. So, one of the first decisions to be made is whether you are going to wear a tuxedo or a suit. For this, we recommend that the bride be heavily involved in the decision making as she is undoubtedly the main one making the choices as to whether she wants things more formal or not. Your next decision is related to style. If the wedding is going to be semi-formal, you will want to make sure you pick out a dark tuxedo with a bow tie, cummerbund or vest. For a full formal wedding, it needs to be a black tuxedo, white shirt, bow tie or neck tie, pocket square, and a vest. Next, if you are indeed wearing a tuxedo, you need to determine whether you should rent or buy your tuxedo. A lot of this decision is determined by whether you think you will be going to many other formal events in the coming years. If you will be, purchasing your tuxedo is a consideration. If you won't be, renting is probably the way to go. And renting will save you quite bit of money. One last decision to be made. Should your groomsmen wear the exact same thing you do or do you want to be differentiated from them. In today's wedding styles, either choice is perfectly acceptable. But again, include your bride in this kind of decision.

For the bride, it is a bit more complicated we will agree. First of all, timing is everything. You will want to start your search for the perfect wedding dress at least 11 months before your date if possible. The reason for this time frame is that you are going to be doing a lot of window shopping. Most bridal salons do not accept walk-ins so you will want to find some local salons close by you and make appointments. Now, here is a tip. If at all possible, make your appointments for a weekday. The weekends are just insane and you will feel much less rushed on a weekday. Another quick tip for you: bridal sizes run one to two sizes smaller than the normal dress that you would wear. Ask the salon representative about this before you begin.

After trying on a number of styles, if you find one that you really like, make sure that you sign up to have alterations done by the salon that you found the dress at. This is because you will be responsible if anything goes wrong if the dress leaves the salon for alterations. And when you come back for alterations, make sure that you bring everything you will be wearing with your gown on your wedding day to ensure proper sizing. For gowns with trains, have your salon add a bustle so you can dance at the reception. We hope these tips have helped you with your mission to find and obtain the perfect formal wear for you and your fiancé.

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