Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Contemporary Tuxedo Attire

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Contemporary Attire

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Semi-Formal Evening

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Daytime

Second & Later Weddings

Groom

Black full dress (tailcoat), white, or other color tailcoat acceptable.

Neckwear and vest match tailcoat in color, except if wearing black full-dress, then a white, wing-collar pique shirt with white pique vest and bowtie.

Formal Shoes: Patent finish.

Tuxedo or tailcoat, in range of colors - dark for fall and winter, pastels for spring and summer, white for any time of year.

Formal shirt white or coordinate with tuxedo in color, may be pleated or flat.

Formal Shoes: Patent finish.

Contemporary Cutaway, in black or classic gray, with striped or matching trousers, white shirt, striped tie or ascot; or tuxedo in conservative colors, dark for winter or all gray.

Cutaway with wing or laydown collar formal shirt and striped gray ascot or four-in-hand tie.

Tuxedo or tailcoat, in range of colors, dark for winter, white and pastels for spring and summer or tropical climate.

Contemporary Stroller coat, with solid or striped trousers.

Formalwear appropriate to time of year, time of day, and style of the bride and her attendants.

Ushers & Junior Grooms-men

Similar to groom in style. Most formal: identical tailcoat tuxedos.

Formalwear similar to groom in style, however, if groom chooses a tailcoat, ushers can wear similar color tuxedos.

Shirts white or coordinate with tuxedos in color, ties and vests match tuxedos.

Similar to groom in style, or can wear matching Stroller coats with striped or matching trousers. Usually same color as groom.

Similar to groom, coordinated in color.

Similar to groom coordinated in color.

Fathers

Same as groom, or same as ushers, or in classic tuxedo.

Similar to ushers, or in classic black tuxedo.

Same as groom, or same as ushers, or in classic tuxedo.

Either similar to male attendants or formalwear of own choice.

Same as groom or same as ushers.

Ring Bearer

Same as groom/ groomsmen.

Same as groom/ groomsmen.

Same as groom/ groomsmen.

Same as groom/ groomsmen.

Same as groom/ groomsmen.

Guests

Formalwear optional.

For an elegant evening, specify "Black Tie" on invitations.

Formalwear optional.

Formalwear optional.

Similar to groom.

Specify on invitations if you want your guests to dress formally.

Similar to groom.

Specify on invitations if you want your guests to dress formally.

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