My dream wedding was a bare-bones affair. After four years of dating, my fiancé, Mike, and I exchanged vows in a courtroom 14 floors above his office last April. His boss, a prominent judge, officiated. Only our immediate families and my two best friends were in attendance. I didn’t even carry a bouquet. When the 10-minute ceremony was over, we snapped a few photos before we dined at a farm-to-table restaurant across the street.
Unlike an elopement, which is organized by the bride and groom in secret, a microwedding retains some of the structure of a traditional wedding, except on a smaller scale. Alisa Tongg, a Life Cycle Celebrant — a sort of personalized ceremony planner — performs over 70 weddings a year in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania area, and said she defined a microwedding as a wedding ceremony with 15 witnesses or fewer.
According to The Knot, the average cost for a wedding in 2016 was $35,329, with higher averages in places like South Florida ($48,596), Chicago ($60,035) and New York City ($78,464). That’s a lot of canapés, cocktails and cake.
While average wedding costs have ballooned, however, guest lists have shrunk. The Knot’s 2016 Real Weddings Survey reports that the average number of wedding guests was down to 141 in 2016, compared with 149 in 2009.
While there are no firm numbers on how many tiny weddings occur in a given year, experts said more couples were choosing to streamline their nuptials, trim the fat and go micro. - NYT, October 20, 2017
Tommy's Tuxedos tracks the rental data for all of the tuxedo styles we offer and determines the top 5 tuxedo styles rented for the previous month. Below are the Top 5 Tuxedo Styles for September 2017! This information is invaluable to our clients because everyone wants to know what’s in style right now. In a constantly changing and evolving environment, having up to date style information like this puts you way ahead of the curve.
1. Navy Blue Sebastian Tuxedo by Ike Behar: The Navy ‘Sebastian’ Tuxedo is a fantastic formal option for anyone looking for a clean and simple navy tuxedo. Featuring a two button front, satin notch lapels, satin besom pockets, side vents, slim fit construction, and fashioned from luxuriously soft Super 120’s Wool, this tuxedo is a great way to stand apart from the crowd, while maintaining a timeless and elegant look!
2. Navy ‘Blake’ Tuxedo by Ike Behar: The Navy ‘Blake’ Tuxedo is a classy, attention grabbing navy formal favorite! Featuring a single button front, black satin peak lapels, black satin besom pockets, side vents, slim fit construction, and fashioned from luxuriously soft navy Super 120’s Wool.
3. Navy ‘Hudson’ Tuxedo by Ike Behar: The Navy ‘Hudson’ Tuxedo is perfect for formal events and weddings! It features a single button front, black satin shawl lapel, black satin besom pockets, side vents, slim fit construction, and fashioned from luxuriously soft navy Super 120’s Wool.
4. Steel Grey Allure Tuxedo by Allure Men: The Steel GreyTuxedo by Allure Men was expertly and aptly created in response to the growing demand for quality grey tuxedos. The notch lapels on the coat are self material with a thin satin indented trim around the edges. Other features include a single-breasted, two button front, satin besom pockets and side vents.
5. Black Desire by Michael Kors: The Black 'Desire' Tuxedo by Michael Kors is a modern fit tuxedo. It features a single-breasted two button front with notch lapels. It also features satin besom pockets, side vents, and is fashioned from the same luxuriously soft Super 130's Venetian Wool.
Graphite Grey Madison James Tuxedo: Estimated Availability: End of March, 2016
We’re excited to introduce the newest label to our rental tuxedo lineup, Madison James! The Graphite Grey Madison James Tuxedo is made on a high sheen, Super 130’s Merino Wool Blended fabric. The coat features a fashionable black satin faille edging along the notch lapel. It also has black besom trimmed pockets, side vents, and a two button front closure. This coat is a modern fit, and has a matching trouser and vest.
If you tuned in this year, you saw many interesting tuxedos. While there will always be a contingency of celebrities that like to stand out by making their tuxedos flashy and/or garish, happily the majority of the men in attendance kicked the formal wear up a notch with very tasteful and often classic tuxedo interpretations. What was also apparent is that attendees of the event seemed to really embrace and celebrate dressing formally.
One of the biggest trends of the evening were non-black tuxedos. Varying shades of blue was the most popular alternative to black. But other colors like burgundy, charcoal, and mahogany were also represented. This fun and formal trend is great news for the industry, as it casts formal wear in the right light. Tuxedos aren’t just uniforms to be dutifully worn. They are made to party in.
Below is our quick pick list of the 10 best dressed men at the 2013 Emmy Awards Ceremony:
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul keeps it simple and dapper in a very well fitted tux. While the 2-button notch coat isn’t the most formal option, and he (like most of the guys present) could use a waist covering, he gets major points for his velvet top collar.
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