One very common denominator among Springfieldians is that they tend to be extremely down-to-earth.
And in places like Springfield, which is planted firmly in the middle of a wide, expansive, rural southern Missouri countryside—there are a lot of people who would probably feel more comfortable in a casual outfit than in something ‘stuffy’ and ‘formal.’
And sometimes, this plays out at formal events.
For example, it’s definitely not outside the realm of ‘normal’ to see a groom wearing a pair of jeans with a nice blazer at a less ‘buttoned down,’ more casual, wedding affair.
Now, to a point, this is super understandable.
We all like to be comfortable in the clothes we enjoy wearing most.
And to a point, this is even understandable on a wedding day.
However—as a bride getting ready to plan out your big day, you may very well have a groom who’s pushing back a little bit on the idea of wearing a traditional tuxedo.
In fact, you may even find yourself asking:
“Is a tuxedo really that important? If he feels more comfortable in jeans, shouldn’t he just go that route?”
These are great questions.
However, there are also many compelling and powerful reasons for why you may want to reconsider this wardrobe choice, and raise the vote for him to officially don a tuxedo instead.
Here are 5 of them.
1. Jeans Aren’t As Formal
A wedding is a formal occasion.
In fact, it could be said that there are few occasions that live up to the importance of the formality of this specific event.
This isn’t just a relationship ceremony.
It’s also a legally binding matrimonial ceremony—a sacred event that represents the joining of two families together to become one.
As such, it deserves a truly formal attention to wardrobe detail.
2. One Day, You’ll Look Back On It And Wish He Had
Even though you may not feel like the tuxedo vs. jeans issue is a big issue right now—you may feel differently when you look back on the event in the future.
Here’s the thing about little compromises…
When we make them in regards to our wedding, we tend to look back, shake our heads, and think:
“Why did we do that?”
To a point, this is just a fact of life—and could even potentially add a memorable (if a bit comical) element to your future wedding memories.
However, it’s always a good idea to consider the idea of romance as well.
And the simple truth of the matter is that a tuxedo is definitely a more romantic touch than a pair of jeans.
3. This Is An Occasion That’ll Live Forever In Memory, Images, And Video
Nowadays, there are many different ways to capture your memories and preserve them forever.
As such, those images are really going to stand out—not just in the immediate future, but also for years down the line.
When you take this into account, are jeans really the image you want to look back on?
The truth is that you’ll probably eventually wish you had made the event more sophisticated and romantic than that. So hey—you may as well shoot for what you actually want!
4. There’s A Certain Amount Of Pride Involved In The Tradition
A wedding isn’t just a ceremony that involves the marriage of two people.
It’s also a sacred, traditional institution that holds a lot of meaning for the families—and even for the greater community as well.
As such, it can be said that we all have a responsibility to do our very best to make this occasion a truly great event.
And even though it may seem ‘stuffy’ at times, the formality is also a salute to the importance of the concepts of family, commitment, and tradition.
Speaking of commitment…
5. Looking Your Best Displays Your Commitment
Yes, a wedding is a community event, and in a sense an ordeal — one that involves the whole family.
But bringing it back to the baseline, it’s also about you, your future husband, and your commitment to each other.
This is a pretty big deal.
And when you think about it in those terms, it definitely makes sense that you’d want to start this commitment out on the best possible foundation.
Dressing your best, with you in a beautiful gown and him in a handsome tuxedo, really sets the tone for a successful expression of this important commitment.
There you have it.
5 reasons for why your groom should wear a tuxedo (and not jeans) on your wedding day.
Hopefully, this post has inspired you and given you a little bit of extra food for thought.
Of course, this is your wedding day. So the two of you get to make all of those big choices together as a couple.
Need some help planning out the details?
Stop in at MK Bridal anytime.
We’d love to help you pick out the perfect gown and prepare for your special day.
And if your man needs a locally-sourced tuxedo for the occasion—consider checking out the pros over at Karl’s Tuxedos!