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Saying Yes… To the Tuxedo!

The Best Way to Style the Groom and Groomsmen

Have you ever wondered if a groom gets to have his Yes moment?  His look shows his style and personality, and makes his statement as the most important man at the wedding.

Brides get to say Yes to the Dress with all the cheers and excitement, right?  Now perhaps some guys aren’t into the “frills” like that, but we still would like some professional assistance and guidance in selecting the right look and feel great about it!

New 2020 suit style in French blue

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo ensures grooms feel this level of service, attention, and care.  Grooms shouldn’t have to measure themselves or have a box sent to the house. How are you going to choose from a website photo?  Why should you have to work with someone who isn’t really interested in you or your wedding party? And who wants to be limited to a handful of tuxedos and settle for that?

This is your wedding.  You deserve a professional who will go the extra mile for you and your party. And the best part about all of this extra assistance and styling: Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo  does not charge you extra for this attention and professional advice. We rent thousands of tuxedos and suits every year. We see a lot of men (and even some women) in our 68 different styles of tuxedos and suits available for rent.  When you add the 1,100 or so different colors and styles of long ties, bow ties, vests and shoes that we carry, then we can probably say that we’ve seen more combinations of wedding attire than anyone one else in the Philadelphia region.

One of our favorite and probably most popular extras among our brides and grooms is our one-of-a-kind “Groom Try-on”. Just for the record, our second most popular service according to our customers is the ability to text our store telephone number!

At Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, we map out a plan for you in choosing and trying on formal wear for you and your groomsmen.  Below are simple steps that we schedule for you to make things easy:

Wedding Tuxedo and Suit Rental Steps

  1. Initial hour-long face-to-face consultation to learn about different styles available.
  2. Choose two different tuxedos and/or suits to try on.
  3. When convenient for the bride and groom, schedule groom try on and the reveal.
  4. Thirty to sixty minute appointment to try on chosen suits or tuxedos in groom’s actual sizes.
  5. Once final attire decisions are made, begin measuring groomsmen, fathers, ring bearers and other guests.  Arrange for out of town guests to get measured for free anywhere in the country.

New Ike Behar for 2020 in Yale blue

Initial Tuxedo or Suit Appointment

Our initial tuxedo and suit rental appointment is very relaxed and fun.  The bride and groom can make an appointment online or text us at 215-491-8500.  In this appointment, the bride and groom sit down with one of our tuxedo and suit consultants for an hour and learn all about the 68 different styles that we offer for rent.  Coincidentally, about 35 of those styles are also available for purchase as well. We will show you actual tuxedos and suits in our store and give you a full wedding tuxedo and suit education.  We’ll also show you different long tie and bow tie styles, color swatches, numerous shirts and several different styles of shoes available. Our rental packages include everything. We like to tell our customers that all the guys will need for the wedding are underwear, socks, and Tshirt!  Everything else is provided.

Given our large selection of tuxedos and suits, we will simplify this hour for you and make it very easy to understand.  If the bride and groom only want to see navy tuxedos, we will only show them navy. At the end of this first appointment, our brides and grooms often say “this was a lot simpler than I thought”!  You will be surprised.

There are often a lot of laughs at the appointment as well.  As a family owned local business, we take personal care of you.

Next Step After First Appointment

From this initial appointment, the bride and groom will be given the opportunity to choose up to 2 full tuxedos or suits, or a combination of the two, two pairs of shoes, two shirts, 2 – 4 long ties or bow ties, or a combination of the two and 2 – 4 vests.

We often advise our customers to choose items that you would like to see both the groom and the groomsmen in.  That way, when the groom tries everything on, the couple will be able to see exactly what the groom and groomsmen will look like, even if they are wearing different tuxedos and accessories.

Some brides and grooms know exactly what they want and choose all the try on items at the first appointment.  Others want to think about it and either text us at a later date with their try on choices. Either method is perfectly fine with us.

Going the Extra Mile

This is the step where Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo really goes the extra mile.

Once we know all of the tuxedo, suit and accessory styles that the bride and groom have chosen, we then get to work.

We will pull together the groom’s chosen styles in his exact sizes.  Wait until you see the system we use to determine the groom’s exact sizes; it’s quite clever!  We will even hem the pants and jacket sleeves to the correct lengths. In order to prepare for the groom’s try on, we will put together the following packages as if it’s the couples’ wedding day and the groom is ready to get dressed:

  1. 2 Tuxedo and/or suit jackets in the groom’s exact size, sleeves custom hemmed.
  2. 2 – 4 vests in groom’s exact size.
  3. 2 different pairs of pants in groom’s exact size, pants length custom hemmed.
  4. 2 different shirts in groom’s exact size, including sleeve length.
  5. 2 – 4 different long ties or bow ties
  6. 2 pairs of shoes in groom’s exact size.
  7. Studs and cufflinks.
  8. Matching pocket squares.

The package is a fully dry cleaned, professionally altered and pressed tuxedo or suit rental just for the groom to try on to see how he and the bride like the styles and look.  Really cool, right?!

We learned a long time ago that it’s very difficult to choose your wedding attire from trying on something that doesn’t fit you.  Who wants to try on something that looks like your father’s jacket on you when you were a kid?! Additionally, knowing how this color bow tie will look with that tuxedo is tough to determine without seeing it on.  It’s also difficult to see the entire look when you are trying on only a portion of the items.

We’ve solved all of these issues by)allowing the groom to play dress up with all of the exact attire and accessories in his exact sizes.  In addition, you’ll even get to see how high quality our suits and tuxedos are by trying on our actual rental inventory, not samples.

New Allure tuxedo for 2020 in Mulberry

The (Second) Biggest Day, Or Maybe the Third!

With 2 – 3 business days notice, we can put together the groom’s look and chosen items.  We prefer a little more time than that, but we can do it with as little as two to three days notice!

Either at the initial appointment or at a later date, the bride and groom schedule their groom try on appointment.  Most schedule this by text message, others do it online.  Do what is easiest for you.

The try on appointment is an hour long.  We sit the bride at one of our round top tables and stools while the groom is set up in one of our large and private dressing rooms.

Couples are encouraged to take photos and videos of the groom in his different style choices. Seeing the tuxedo before your own eyes makes it so much easier for people to envision what they will look like on their wedding day, which makes our couples feel much more comfortable in their final attire selection.

Watching a groom emerge from the dressing room in a full tuxedo is very special.  He goes into the room in jeans and comes out a whole new man. As a tuxedo consultant, seeing the glint in the eyes of our brides when the perfect tuxedo comes together for her groom, as well as watching the groom taking himself in looking exceptional, is so special for us.  We love being part of it!

Come into Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, and take advantage of our try-on service!  There is no measuring yourself, no shipping back and forth to choose your look.  We ship nationwide to your grooms/bridesmen, but for you, visit us. We are professionals who will assist you, answer your questions, and take care of you for the most important day of your life.  Just like your fiance will have help and guidance with her wedding dress, you deserve equal care at this time too!

Our family is personally invested in assisting you as you create your own family. Make your appointment today to begin your Groom journey!

Reflections on 2018 and Wishes for 2019

 

At this time of the year, we want to take time to reflect on the thousands of brides who said YES to their dress at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo! It’s been our great privilege and honor to help our brides feel like they not only found their dress, but that they were served with love and knowledge from our kind-hearted team.

To the brides and grooms of 2018:  Thank you for entrusting us to be a part of one of the biggest events in your lifetime. Working with each one of you has made our mission of offering high quality bridal wear and top notch service worthwhile and enjoyable. We wish all our brides and grooms of 2018 a lifetime filled with happiness and good health.

To the brides and grooms of 2019: January kicks off a brand new bridal season, and we are preparing for the newly engaged couples who we will be meeting in the New Year. If you’ve been recently engaged, then you will be in full planning mode within the first couple of months of 2019, and we hope you include an appointment at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo. A few of our hand-picked designers include Casablanca, Kitty Chen, Sincerity, Moonlight, Jessica Morgan, and more. We are excited to see who we will get to meet and help prepare for your wedding day. Be sure to call or text our store telephone number at 215-491-8500 to make your bridal or tuxedo appointment as soon as possible as our calendar is already filling up..   Of course, you can always make your appointment online by clicking here.

To all our lovelies who have already said yes with us for your 2019 wedding, welcome to the family! We will take amazing care of you,  Most of you already know that you can text our store telephone number with any questions.  The owners will personally answer your texts whether the store is open or not!

We offer over a hundred varieties and styles of tuxedos featuring Michael Kors, Ike Behar, Allure, and others. Grooms and groomsmen will look their best in the latest tuxedo colors, styles and fashion. Our specially-trained tuxedo specialists are ready to help you suit up in style. Enjoy your complimentary Groom Try On to see the look in  person and fitted to you. Even more new styles at always amazing prices for 2019.

To the Prom Goers of 2019: January also kicks off the season for prom planning. Come on in and check out our beautiful prom gowns featuring the latest colors and styles from Jovani, Faviana, Clarisse, Primavera, and more! We have already received our first shipments of Prom wear and our Prom Consultants are ready to help guide you to your perfect dress! Also, we offer excellent options and discounts for the young men who will be attending prom.

As we prepare to ring in the New Year, we thank all who have supported us over the last six years and made Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo a multi award-winning small business in Warrington, PA Bucks County.  Cheers to a wonderful, healthy, and joyous 2019!

Happy New Year from our family to yours.

 

 

Notes From A Handsome Tuxedo Consultant

Nick Griffin is a Tuxedo Consultant here at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, who wrote a great blog for us on relationships from his perspective.  He also had no trouble coming up with a title for his blog.

Our store takes great pride in providing outstanding service in a fun (rather amusing) and professional way. We love to hear thoughts from our employees and Nick is a special one to us.  Enjoy, it’s a good read, and very insightful for a 20 year old.

And don’t forget, when you need a tuxedo, think of us (and handsome Nick, of course).

Hello! My name is Nick Griffin and I’ve been a tuxedo consultant at Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo for two and a half years now. I am twenty years old, so I have done a lot of growing up during my time in the store.

Being able to work in the exciting bridal sphere as a teenager has taught me a lot of different things about fashion, weddings, marriage, relationships, the working world, working with the public, and life in general. Working at a bridal store is really a privilege for someone my age.

A tuxedo consultant is a super interesting job for anyone, let alone someone my age.  While most twenty year olds are flipping burgers or working as a cashier, I get the opportunity to make a positive impact for couples on the most important day of their lives. From the hundreds of couples that I have worked with over the years, here is what I have learned about relationships.

Being around grooms when choosing what they will be wearing on their big day can be exhilarating. Men are more fashion-forward than ever, so the pride they take in the way they look makes my job that much more interesting.

Much like when a bride tries on the gown that is “the one” for her, when a groom tries on the tuxedo he will wear on his wedding day, you can see it on his face.

No one notices this faster than their fiancee, who calls out when he loves something right away. Once she spots the glimmer in his eye or the smirk on his face, oftentimes the bride will say, “You love this one, I can tell.”

This is a small, yet special moment that I have seen over and over again, and to me it says a lot about couples. It shows me that when two people know each other so well, they can immediately spot the emotions of each other and can almost read each other’s minds.

When a groom does his “Groom Try-on” (an amazing service we provide to our grooms) and pieces together the outfit that fits his style and personality the best, something clicks with the both of them. This connection that engaged couples have is really something special to see.

Not many people get the opportunity to see a real spark between couples in the way that I do, and the fact that I get to aid in their elation during these appointments fills me with bliss. Spending an hour with these couples as they communicate with one another has shown me a lot of happy moments, because when people love the way they look their confidence skyrockets.

Some new looks for 2018!

This boost that the groom gets from looking so fresh in turn makes the bride happy, and it is those kind of special moments that are so precious.

I never take viewing these moments for granted, because they have taught me so much, and it is so touching to even have a small part in that shared joy these couples experience.  I’ve even had the honor of being named in some of our online reviews (5-star, of course).  Come in and visit us and me!  Call or text 215-491-8500 or find us at www.DariannaBridal.com.  We can’t wait to help you out, too!

Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is an award-winning bridal store in Warrington, Bucks County serving brides and grooms in Bucks, Montgomery, and Philadelphia. 

Stealing the Show: The Ring Bearer

Ring Bearer
Our bride, Dawn Lynch, and her very excited Ring Bearer.

Whether you are renting or purchasing tuxedos for your wedding there is one member who will take some special planning:  the Ring Bearer.

He will require a different timeline than the rest of the men, but not to worry. We’re about to tell you everything you need to know when dressing up the little guy for your wedding!

A ring bearer is in that stage of life when clothing only fits for a very short period of time. We highly recommend you do not spend the money to buy a tuxedo for him since he’ll grow out of it. A tuxedo rental makes the process easy, and you’ll be free to make easy quick adjustments and spend less than buying something he’ll only use once.

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What are the Duties of The Best Man?

bestmanWhen you’re chosen to serve as the best man, you will find there are a number of responsibilities that come with the title.

Most of them are small, but still crucial to the flow of the wedding to make sure the groom can enjoy his lovely bride and their wedding without worry.

This is not to say you won’t have plenty of help. Part of of your duties is to delegate and get the other groomsmen involved.

It goes without saying your job is to help the groom in any way possible, but here are just a few things you should be thinking about as best man:

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Tux Talk: What’s the Difference Between a Suit and a Tuxedo?

tux1Welcome to Tuxedo 101.  This is for people who aren’t even sure what the difference is between a suit and a tux.

The biggest difference between a suit and a tuxedo is the presence of satin on the lapel and sometimes on the side of the pants.  The lapel is the folded material of the jacket that connects to the collar.

Satin gives the tuxedo the formal look required for formal events. The red line in the photo above shows the jacket’s lapel.

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