Suit vs Tuxedo for Weddings

The groom’s menswear has been traditionally simpler than the bride’s wedding dress. With a limited number of choices, there’s still the age-old question of: Suit vs Tuxedo.

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The suit is appropriate in most wedding scenarios. From tropical beach wedding to upscale restaurant wedding, the suit will take you through most of your wedding day.

The wedding suit is the swiss-army knife of wedding garments. We can customize and style the suit for different styles of wedding-take out the should pad for a casual-feeling wedding or build it unlined to keep you cool and calm for your big day.

Another thing to keep in mind is the usefulness of the suit after the wedding. Unlike the wedding dress, which may never see the light of day in a closet, you can wear your suit after the wedding. In our consult, we like to get an idea of your lifestyle and wardrobe to see if we can build a piece that fits right in to your rotation. We want you to be able to get maximum value out of your Garrison garment.



The dressier of the two options, the tuxedo is generally reserved for more formal functions. The main thing that differentiates a tuxedo is the presence of the satin lapel (usually black).

The tuxedo comes in both peak lapel and shawl lapel styles, with the peak being a more traditional and the shawl (shown right) being a more unique style choice.

In terms of versatility, the tuxedo can be used for your dressy parties and year end galas after the wedding.


In closing, the wedding suit is the more versatile piece, that can be made for your post wedding lifestyle. The tuxedo is the dressy alternative, that is more suitable for a formal, or black tie, wedding. If you’re still on the fence, we’d be more than happy to help you with your decision in your consult at Garrison Bespoke.