Originally Posted by callen
Thanks for everyones help.
I am working a bit on a budget, so I think I am going to stick with the Park Ave's but just have them shined to a high shine. I had to get a shirt custom made becasue off the rack shirts do not fit me well at all. I am 6'2" and about 155 lbs. Shirts never fit both my shoulders and then my narrow chest.
My tailor recommended closing the vent on the jacket while he was tapering it. I have fortunately found a good tailor here in Atlanta that is not rediculously priced. I am going to go ahead and have him close the single vent.
I think I am going to stick with the hand tied bow tie and cumberbun. I have never been a vest guy plus they always end up looking too big on me.
If there is one thing about weddings that I've learned over the years, it's that the wedding is just a party. Period. It makes absolutely no sense
to spend gobs of money you don't have and drive yourself and your significant other (1.) into near bankruptcy and (2.) insane in order to have that "perfect" wedding. "Perfect" only exists in fairy tales (and not even in too many of those, either). Stick with what you have, don't get too worked up over the details, andRELAX....
Have fun, enjoy your wedding, and remember it for the good time it was. Way too many of my friends look back on their weddings and cringe because of all the stress involved in making the day "perfect," which is a self-defeating ordeal.
As to your shoes, they'll be fine. Just get yourself a can of parade wax (both Lincoln and Kiwi make them) and use that. It has silicone in it, which increases the shine. Some say it isn't good for leather, and this may be true, but using it once in a great while for black tie won't do any damage. Now, enjoy, and congratulations!