Many couples planned their perfect Spring Wedding, but ultimately had to postpone due to the health and safety guidelines of COVID-19. After all that planning, it can feel overwhelming to shift your Spring theme to a Fall theme. We teamed up with Destination I Do and other Industry Experts to provide some advice and guidance to couples changing their Spring Wedding to a Fall Wedding.
Couples love saying I Do in the fall. In fact, 36 percent have chosen to get married in the fall, with October being the most popular wedding month for the past few years (September is now the second most popular).
The season is beloved by brides and grooms for good reason. Not only is the weather usually pleasant, but the rich autumn colors make for a beautiful backdrop for photos. Those hues can also be a great jumping off point when deciding on the colors that will make up your big day. Remember, whatever you choose will impact everything from the invites and flowers to the décor and, of course, the bridal party attire. So before you start building your own wedding day suit or tux, take a look at five of the hottest color trends for this fall.
SHADES OF BLUE
The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year—Classic Blue—is a perfect base color for a fall wedding, says Mary Angelini of Key Moment Films. And our Generation Tux Customer Experience team has also been seeing many requests for Mystic or Navy blue suits, which can be combined with a variety of colors for that perfect look, including Merlot, Sangria or Hunter Green.
Deep purple, plum, and violet are hot commodities for fall colors this year, says Eddie Zaratsian of Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design. “We’re seeing varying gradients of these colors being used, and even paired with a warm marigold to brighten up the atmosphere. These deep hues look best with an array of textures and metallics—gold accents and velvet, for example!”
TRIED AND TRUE JEWEL TONES
Rich and bold jewel tones—reminiscent of the foliage that make fall such a gorgeous season—can create a truly memorable color scheme. “My favorites right now are shades of cream and brown with pops of jewel tones: emerald, ruby, amethyst,” explains Lindsay Parrott of P3 Events. “All are striking without being over-the-top.”
Don’t feel like you need to stick with traditional fall colors for your big day. Oleta Collins of Flourishing Art Design Studio suggests choosing bolder hues such as yellow or even a creamsicle orange into the event—and both can be used with more subtle tones to make them fit the season.
Couples looking for a more muted, but still stunning look, can start with a grey base (think an Iron Grey suit). This neutral can be paired with whatever color desired. For example, does the bride love pink? Grey and blush make for a romantic pairing, while opting for hot pink leads to a truly showstopping duo.
Whatever color combo you choose, you can easily incorporate it into your wedding day look, whether it’s the entire suit or the accessories that can bring your personal style to the next level.
The “bohemian” lifestyle is all about art, living free, and passion. In recent years boho chic has become a popular wedding theme, and for good reason. Boho Chic weddings provide couples with a memorable and exciting way to tie the knot. This theme creates space for expressing individuality, embracing a love of adventure, and offering guests an elegant and unforgettable event.
Boho weddings are not one-size-fits-all. That’s what makes them unique and exciting. Throwing a successful boho-style wedding involves you and your partner incorporating elements of your life and love into your Big Day. Boho wedding venues are as diverse as their themes and can include anything from a cozy café to a funky art gallery or outdoor space. Regardless of venue choice, you can not forget the suit or tux. Your style choice can be as refined as placing your twist on a classic tux or just keeping it relaxed in an open collar shirt with a slate blue suit.
If you and your fiance are planning a boho-style wedding, you have plenty of options to choose from with Generation Tux. If you need some inspiration, check out our gallery to see what other boho couples like you have done. To make life easier, we’ve collected some of our favorite customer boho wedding pictures from the past few years to inspire the boho chic wedding of your dreams. Click the images to see the featured suit and start building your perfect look.
If these looks have you feeling inspired, we have some great news. With Generation Tux, you can start creating your own boho-style wedding look today. We have all the tools you need to get started— including acollection of 21 merino wool suits and tuxedos, all of which can be personalized with hundreds of accessories and color options. Once you’ve put your look together, we’ll ask you a few questions to ensure that you’ll get the right fit; no shop visits or measuring tape required. From there, you can add your groomsmen to your order and we’ll follow up with them on things like measurements. Want to see our fabric colors in real life? Order some free color swatches and then take advantage of our free Home Try-On session, where you get 48 hours to make sure the outfit you chose is what you want. Once everything is confirmed, your final look will arrive on your doorstep 14 days before your boho chic wedding.
Once you’ve gone from engaged to newlyweds, we’d love to see YOUR boho wedding pictures. We’ll even post some of our favorites to our gallery, so other similarly-minded couples can draw #inspo from your event.
You could be wearing the most gorgeous suit in the world, but it’ll only look great if it actually fits. If you’re unsure of “how should a tuxedo fit?”, you’re not alone, and we’re here to help.
Fit is the number one most important element of a good-looking suit. You can have the best fabrics, the coolest shoes or the most original tie, but if the suit doesn’t fit properly, it won’t look good. And you deserve to look your best.
Does James Bond ever have his pants pooling over his shoes? Would Frank Sinatra get caught dead with a jacket that bulged at the buttons? The man should wear the suit. The suit shouldn’t wear the man.
To help you on your red carpet style pursuit, here’s our definitive guide to ensuring your suit or tux looks like you know what you’re doing
HOW YOUR JACKET SHOULD FIT
The jacket is the integral part of a suit or tuxedo. It’s what really makes a suit a suit. And while, yes, pants are so important, it’s the jacket that everyone will notice first. Every part of the jacket should fit in all the right places to ensure the sharpest look possible.
Where should the bottom of my jacket land?
The hem of a properly fitted suit or tuxedo should hit around the middle of your hand, when your arms are casually at your sides. Too high and you get a flare above your butt. Too long and you’ll be swimming in it.
Pro Tip: The sweet spot of jacket length is right where your butt starts to curve inward
WHERE SHOULD MY SLEEVES LAND?
The shirt sleeve should land naturally at your wrist where your hand starts to widen. The jacket sleeve should end with enough room to show off about a half inch of your shirt sleeve. No more, no less. You can show off your cufflinks and won’t look like you’re wearing someone else’s jacket.
Pro Tip: Make sure your shirt is fully buttoned and tucked in to gauge the proper sleeve length. Yes, that includes that pesky collar button—if your shirt is the right size, a too-tight collar shouldn’t be an issue.
WHICH JACKET BUTTON DO I BUTTON?
With a two-button jacket, you should only button the top one. With a three-button jacket, always button the top one and whether or not to button the middle button is up to you. Always leave the bottom button undone. The bottom button is also often left undone for vests as well. For a one-button jacket, always button it.
Pro Tip: If you’re going to take a seat, remember to unbutton your jacket. It’s more comfortable and it prevents your jacket from bunching around the chest.
Too Tight or Too Loose?
If you see an “x” shape in the chest after buttoning up, your jacket is too tight.
If you see a gap behind your neck, your jacket is too loose.
Your shoulders should lie flat and should not have bunchy, tight wrinkles or loose lumps.
Pro Tip: The shoulders of your suit or tuxedo jacket are the most difficult part to adjust. So if you’re buying or renting from a store, make sure your shoulders are correct before ordering or getting alterations.
HOW YOUR PANTS SHOULD FIT
Okay, so, yes, we made jackets sound way more important in the previous section, but don’t get us wrong. Pants are still important. They are pants, after all. If you want to look your tallest and leanest, make sure you have your pants fitted properly.
Where should my waistband sit?
Make sure that your pants waist sits right at your natural waist, or right below your belly button. That way, your pants won’t be too long and your look won’t be sloppy.
Pro Tip:Use suspenders to maintain the appropriate tuxedo pant length, while adding classic flair to your look.
HOW SHOULD MY PANTS BREAK?
Your pants should have about a half inch break, landing at the back of the shoe. Try on your pants with the shoes you are wearing to the event. Should your pants bunch up slightly around your ankles, check to make sure your pant waist is where it should be — just below your bellybutton. This should allow for a more natural break in the pant. We repeat — do not leave the house with pants that are pooling at the ankles.
ARE MY PANTS TOO BAGGY?
While the pant cut for a suit or tuxedo may not be as form-fitting as your everyday wear, you can choose a slim fit pant to replicate that more closely-fitted look if you prefer.
The seat of your pants should be a smooth drape over the shape of your butt. The fabric should lie loose against your underwear and not feel too tight when you sit down. To spot a bad fit, you’ll see horizontal wrinkles directly beneath the butt for a fit that is too tight and long, u‑shaped folds down the back of the legs for a fit that is too loose.
SUSPENDERS OR BELT?
Either suspenders or a belt can be worn with a suit, but only suspenders should be worn with a tuxedo. Tuxedo pants do not have belt loops, just in case you forget which one goes with a tux.
Repeat after me: I will not wear a belt with tuxedo pants. I will not wear a belt with tuxedo pants.
These rules are the staples for wearing a suit or tuxedo. This is one of the biggest days of your life and you deserve to look your absolute best—which means following all the rules, even if they’re a hassle. Yes, we know it’s a lot to keep up with, but trust us. Those wedding photos are forever and if your wearing an ill-fitting suit in them, your bride will be salty about it for years to come.
Ready to pick a look now? With 21 suit and tuxedo styles and thousands of accessory options, we have just what you’re looking for for your big day. Not to mention our easy online process makes choosing the groomswear one less thing you have to worry about. See what we have to offer to make your union extraordinary.
Since 2014, Generation Tux has been saving couple’s time, money and sanity for their wedding. Best part? We have been saving all this from the comfort of home. — No stores, no traffic, no picking the suit or tux up the day before the wedding. Just a simple process that gives couples control to plan their perfect day and get a premiere quality suit or tux delivered to the doors of their entire wedding party 14 days before your event.
So, whether you have rented from us previously or you and your partner are spending time at home planning your big day, we are the best suit and tuxedo rental solution for any event.
Timeline: 6 — 12 months before your wedding date
Grab your significant other, sit them on the couch and start building your perfect suit or tux for your wedding. We feature over 21 suit and tuxedo styles designed in both modern and slim fits. Accessories? We have thousands of color combinations and the shoes to match. Find what you love and pin it to your wedding board.
Get The Colors Right
Timeline: 6 — 12 months, as soon as you get your colors set
Think you got the right look? Let’s make sure the colors match. Use our FREE Swatch program. At absolutely no cost, we will deliver swatches to your door so that you can make sure the colors are perfect for your big day.
Try It Before You Rent It
Timeline: 3 — 6 months before your wedding date
Got the colors you want? Time to time to make sure the fit is perfect with our FREE Home Try-on program. For 48 hours we will let you walk a mile in our shoes, literally. We will send you the look that you built so that you and your partner can make sure that you love the style.
Some Things In Life Are Free
No catch. No bait and switch. With 5 paid rentals in your party your suit or tux is free. And for a limited time, we will even give you your suit for free to keep with 7 paid rentals. So make sure everyone is invited. Dads, ring bearers, even the cousin you have as an usher. The pics will look amazing. We promise.
Get To Know Us
We aren’t rookies in this game. We have fit over 200,000 people like you from bedrooms and living rooms all across America. With 5 star ratings on the Knot and WeddingWire, we think once you get to know us, you are going to love us. See what people like you are saying.
All this and you never left your couch. Looking good has never been this easy.