After you select the groom’s and bridesmaids’ attire, you should select the best man’s and the ushers’ attire. Their attire should be similar in style and color to that of the groom’s. The ushers’ attire should complement the bride, groom and attendants. The ushers can wear the same color shirt or cummerbund as the bridesmaids’ dresses.
The ushers’ complete attire can be rented at the tuxedo shop (including shoes!). Each usher is responsible for paying for his own attire. The formal-wear shop will fill out measurement cards for each usher listing style, color, pieces and sizes.
If you have an usher that lives out of town, you can ask your Rhode Island tuxedo shop to send him a measurement card. Then he can go to his local shop to get measured. The shop will complete his card and then the usher can mail the card back to you. Bring it to your Rhode Island tuxedo shop. Make sure the usher comes to town a few days early for a fitting.
Wedding Attire Rules
Before the groom decides on his attire or tuxedo, he should consider the following rules:
- The old rule said that no tuxedos can be worn before 6:00 p.m. Nowadays it is o.k. for the groom to wear a tuxedo if the reception starts at 6:00 p.m. or later.
- The groom should not wear a tuxedo if the wedding is in the morning or early afternoon.
- If the groom is having a morning or early afternoon wedding, he may choose to wear a morning coat, stroller or a daytime suit instead of a tuxedo.