The key to wedding tuxedos is finding a style which is comfortable for the groom and the ushers, and which adds to the total effect of the wedding. This isn't as hard as it sounds. Pay attention to what the men are saying! No one wants to attend a wedding and then the reception feeling like their clothes make them look foolish and with screaming pains running down their legs from ill-fitting shoes.
Because there are many different types of tuxedos, you can match ties, shirts, collars and cummerbunds while letting each man choose his own style of jacket and pant. If everyone wears the same color, such as black, the minor variations in style will not be noticed and the men in the wedding party will be forever grateful. This advice doesn't mean the bride and groom don't have the power of veto over outlandish styles, fat lapels or knee length pants. Listening is the key here for everybody in the wedding party.
If your wedding is planned for a larger city such as Seattle or Spokane, you will have many retailers wanting to help you. Check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure you are placing your trust in someone reputable or ask your other wedding vendors for suggestions of a reliable tuxedo retailer.
If your wedding is located within a reasonable travel distance of either of these cities, think about getting everyone together for a little road trip. Make a party out it (or at least dinner out) and get everyone fitted together. This will allow you to see all your friends turn into elegant gentlemen right before your eyes. Take this chance to look for any style problems and fitting issues. You don't need the headache of poorly tailored suits on your big day. Do make sure you give the job of picking up the tuxedos to a responsible member of the wedding party. You need to know the groom and his attendants will be in the same place as the tuxes for the wedding.
For the medium-sized towns, like Walla Walla, or the smaller towns, such as Moses Lake, you can still find the formal wear you want. However, you might need to allow for extra time to order the sizes you need or a special style. This is especially important if you want all the men in the same tux. Allow extra time for alterations or any special accommodations.
Whether your wedding is a formal, black tie, white shirt and tails gala in Everett or a western-style, string ties and bolos event in Pullman, take the time to fit the men's formal wear properly. If the groom and his attendants are happy and comfortable, every aspect of the wedding will go smoother.