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Getting married is always an exciting occasion. 

But when the wedding time falls around the Christmas season—well, that certainly calls for something a little bit extra special. 

There are a lot of awesome reasons to consider planning a Christmas wedding. 

And of course, as a groom-to-be, it’ll be your job to help see to all of the important details—both in the planning phase and when it comes to deploying those plans to make them real. 

But it’s also understandable that planning a Christmas wedding is really an experience all its own. 

There’s really nothing quite like planning a Christmas wedding. 


Because Christmas is already a very festive and specifically themed time of the year. 

With that being said—there are some things that you can do to help yourself plan the best wedding ever

Here are some of our favorite Christmas wedding tips to help provide you with some inspiration. 

1. Decide If You’re Going To Host A ‘Christmas’ Or ‘Winter’ Wedding

You can host winter weddings near Christmas time. And make no mistake—these weddings can be every bit as magical as actual Christmas-themed weddings. 

But here’s the thing. 

Sometimes, ‘winter’ themed weddings give you a bit more leeway to do stuff that may not specifically fit into a ‘Christmas’ wedding theme.

And sometimes, Christmas weddings can put your style options into a more typical holiday ‘box.’ 

This can be a bit of an issue if you’d rather just flirt with Christmas elements without diving headfirst into trees, Santa, reindeer, presents, red and blue lights, etc. 

In other words—think about whether you actually want to host a Christmas-themed wedding—or a winter-themed wedding with Christmas elements included in it. 

This is actually a pretty important distinction to make. 

And it really matters. 

2. Decide If You Want To Stay Local, Or Travel For A Destination Wedding

Sometimes, traveling to popular, romantic, or beautiful holiday getaway locations can be the best way to experience a truly memorable Christmas wedding. 

This is especially true if you don’t plan to have a large ceremony or a particularly big wedding party. 

Just keep in mind that if you plan a destination wedding around the Christmas season, not everyone will be able to make it. 

People get busy at this time of the year. So if having everyone in attendance is important to you, you may want to consider sticking closer to home. 

3. Give Friends And Family Plenty Of Advance Notice

Once again, the holiday season can be a particularly busy time of year for almost everyone. 

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and several other very important holidays that also fall within this timespan—people tend to have full calendars and limited availability. 

So make sure to send out those ‘save the date’ cards as early as possible. 

Not sure when to send them? You’ll probably want to jump on this in the late spring or mid-summer. 

Then, the invitations can go out to give everyone more specific instructions at the beginning or in the middle of fall (at the latest). 

4. Get Specific About A Theme

Along with specifying whether you’re going to have a dedicated Christmas or winter wedding, you should probably also settle on pretty specific theme to go along with it. 

For example—Christmas is a ‘loose’ theme. But you may want to get more specific about whether you’re going to embrace a more ‘minimalist’ Christmas theme, a ‘traditional’ or ‘old-fashioned’ theme—or maybe even something a bit more exotic. 

There are all kinds of ways to leverage more specific themes within the overarching Christmas theme as a whole to make your special day even more amazing. And there are even more ways to leverage more specific themes within the winter theme framework to do the same thing. 

So sit down with your bride-to-be, and go over some Christmas/winter theme ideas to really get focused on the specifics of your wedding day, ceremony, decorations, etc. 


Hopefully, this post has helped to give you some ideas and inspiration that you can utilize to make your Christmas wedding as memorable as possible. 

And of course—don’t forget the tuxedo. 

Finding the perfect tuxedo to fit your theme is just part of the process. 

When you’re ready to get up-to-date measurements and order everything, feel free to call or come on by

We’d love to help you prepare for your big, amazing Christmas wedding celebration and ceremony.

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Packing your tuxedo and bringing it with you to your destination wedding is an important task to get right. 

You don’t want to damage it on the way—especially since you may not be able to replace it in time for the ceremony at a destination so far away from home. 

It takes time to arrange for the perfectly fitted tux. And once you get it, you certainly don’t want anything to happen to it. 

But how do you travel with your tuxedo without wrinkling it beyond repair, and/or damaging it en route to your destination?

These are great questions. 

Let’s break it down. 

The Best Way To Travel With Your Tuxedo Is With A Garment Bag

A protective garment bag, coupled with a dry cleaning bag, that will cover your tuxedo with a layer of fabric and plastic, is going to be the perfect option for keeping your tuxedo protected while you travel. 

And honestly, this is a much better approach than trying to pack these precious garments into a suitcase. 

Here’s what you need to know.  

1. Buy The Proper Garment Bag

It’s important that you buy the right garment bag for your tuxedo. 

For best results, buy a bag that’s large enough to hold your entire outfit—and make sure that you can close/seal it for maximum protection. 

2. Keep The Tux In A Protective Dry-Cleaning Bag

As a general rule, you’re not supposed to leave clothes in plastic dry-cleaning bags for a prolonged period of time (it can lead to mold and mildew due to a lack of ventilation). 

However, while traveling to your destination wedding, it’s perfectly safe (and actually a good idea) to leave your tuxedo in the dry cleaning bag—even while it’s stored within the garment bag. 

3. If You’re Flying, Try To Carry It Onto The Flight

If you can, try to carry on your tuxedo to avoid having it packed in with the luggage. 

You can imagine how having dozens of other bags stacked on top of your tuxedo will probably result in damage. 

At the very least, it’ll result in wrinkles—and this could prove problematic once you reach your destination. 

If You’re Not Using A Garment Bag

If you don’t plan on using a garment bag to transport your tuxedo (for example—if you want to pack your tuxedo into your suitcase or duffel bag), then you’ll need to figure out an alternative to the ‘garment bag’ plan. 

Here’s the next best alternative. 

1. Take The Tuxedo Off The Hanger

You never want to fold your tuxedo or pack it into a suitcase with the hanger still attached. Remove the hanger before folding, to avoid damaging the garment or causing excessive wrinkles during transport. 

2. Turn Your Tuxedo Inside-Out And Then Fold It

To fold your tuxedo, turn it inside out, place the shoulders together, and then fold it in half. This helps to protect your jacket’s exterior from excessive wrinkling and/or damage. 

3. Place The Jacket And Pants Into Protective Dry-Cleaning Bags

Once you’ve folded up your jacket and pants, place them into protective dry-cleaning bags. This will help to provide further protection, but it’ll also help to keep dust, hair, and other debris from clinging to the fabric. 

4. Keep The Bags As Flat As Possible

Pack the dry-cleaning bags (and the clothes within) into the suitcase to avoid wrinkles. 

Try to keep them as flat as possible, so as to avoid wrinkles and damage. And try to pack strategically around these key garments so as to keep them as safe as possible in transit.


There you have it! 

Our best tips for helping you to travel with your tuxedo while planning a destination wedding. 

We love destination weddings—and we’d also love to help you get measured for the perfect tux in the interim. 

Stop by or give us a call to get measured and ready to order the perfect tux for your big day.

And if you need some help arranging a tuxedo rental for a destination wedding, we can definitely help you with that as well.

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As it turns out, there are basically three different schools of thought regarding the question of wearing brown or tan tuxedos for a fall wedding. 

On one hand, the majority of ‘wedding experts’ will tell you that, yes—these types of colors (colors that deviate from the traditional black coat and white shirt tuxedo style) absolutely have a place in certain types of weddings. 

And a lot of people who hold this opinion will probably also maintain the ideology that you should make your wedding as personal and as unique as you want it to be—even if doing so goes a bit against ‘traditional’ black-tie standards. 

Then, there are the purists. They may warn against such color switch-ups, basically stating that any wedding done with a brown or tan tux could be made better by switching over to a traditional ‘black’ ensemble and refining the ‘elegance’ factor by a few degrees. 

And then, there are those who fall somewhere in between–and their message will be something like this:

Yes, you can definitely wear a brown or tan tux for your wedding. Just make sure that it’s done tastefully. This is your big day—a day that’ll be memorialized and eternalized with high-quality photographs and 4k videography until the end of time. So whatever you choose to do, for goodness sake—just make sure that you do it well!

Well, we’ll be honest with you. 

Our ideology here tends to fall somewhere close to:

Do what you want, and make it look as awesome as possible! 

So today, we’re going to share our 3 favorite tips for how to incorporate brown and/or tan tuxedo colors into a beautiful fall wedding. 

1. Think About The Overall Theme

Brides.com maintains that different colored tuxes work well for autumn weddings—and we tend to agree. 

Here’s exactly what they say:

“Suits in rich tones like emerald green, burgundy, brown, charcoal, navy, and black are always a fitting choice for an autumn wedding.”

But here’s the thing. 

As an isolated one-off color difference, a brown or tan tuxedo might stand out a bit if nothing else is shifting toward a ‘fall’ look. 

So make sure to think about the overall theme, and to choose a tuxedo based on the fact that it should act as one of the center points of that theme. If anything, the tux should be one of the elements that help to bring everything together. 

2. Take The ‘Formality Level’ Into Account

Sometimes, the ‘purist’ idea of an entirely formal wedding just won’t fit into your vision of how you want your special day to look. 

And it’s important to allow yourself to experiment with the idea of taking a less-formal approach (if such an idea strikes your fancy). 

For example, Bespoke Unit states that less formal colors like grey, blue, olive, and brown can work quite well as wedding attire—and they also make a point to note the ‘formality level’ of the event. 

“The beauty of a wedding is that you don’t have to wear your staid navy blue suit if you don’t want to. This is an opportunity to have a bit of fun, especially if you have a closet full of navy and grey that you wear to work.”

Now, in fairness—what they’re describing here is attire for someone attending a wedding—which is different from playing the role of the all-important groom. 

But–the idea still rings true that if you don’t want to be stuck in the ‘box’ of wearing a traditional black tuxedo—then maybe you should expand the possibilities and discuss the idea of a ‘less formal’ wedding with your bride-to-be. 

You never know—she may be secretly thinking the same thing, and may not be saying anything because she’s not sure if you’d like the idea or not. 

3. Do What Makes You Happy

As a general rule, when it comes to your own wedding, you should usually listen to your instincts. 

Hey—if a brown or tan tuxedo just seems to fit better with the idea of a fall theme—then by all means, go for it. 

Don’t let some kind of ‘purist status quo’ dictate the way you want to plan your own wedding day. 

This is a day for you and your bride—and you have the freedom to make it as unique as you want. 

So don’t shy away from at least considering the possibility of an alternative style option. 

It may turn out to be the best move!


We here at Karl’s Tuxedos are all about the business of helping you to choose the best tuxedo possible. 

And if that means helping you find the perfect brown or tan tux—we’d love to help. 

Feel free to contact us for any questions, or stop by to check in. 

We always love to talk about weddings and tuxes.