My fiance and I are getting married in Houston this July. Being raised in the traditional south (I'm not originally from Houston) I grew up seeing the groom & groomsmen at summer weddings in the South wearing white dinner jackets or tuxedo jackets. My father did it for his June wedding and I remember thinking how sharp it looked. I am seriously considering going the same route but had a few questions on the specifics. I know the first rule of wearing a white DJ or Tux jacket is that the shade of the jacket should be close in color to the brides dress. My fiance's dress is a light/medium ivory and if we wear a color more white it could make her dress look dirty. I plan to match the ivory color of our coats as closely as possible to her dress.
1. The next question is do I go with an Ivory DJ or Tux jacket. It seems the few Tux rental store I have been to only carry ivory Tux jackets with notched lapel. They kept calling them WDJ but I noticed the lapel was a satin material so I believe that means they are a tux jacket. Does something as simple as satin on the lapel really matter in this instance? The WDJ they had only differed in the material of the lapel. I may not have the luxury of that choice because matching the Ivory may limit my options.
2. Secondly, I remember my father wore the standard, pleated, wing tiped shirt with black bow tie. I prefer the winged-tip shirts in this instance. Would that be acceptable? I would obviously wear a black cummerbund with this due to hot weather.
3. I already know the answer to this but I was going to wear the standard pure white shirt, mentioned above, with the Ivory jacket. But the stupid girl at the store kept saying I should consider wearing an Ivory shirt. I think that would look ridiculous.
4. Any other tips or suggestions for the WDJ/Tux jacket?
I appreciate your input.