Groom’s Calendar

10-12 Months Before:

  • Pick out the engagement ring (if not yet selected).
  • Announce your engagement.
  • Discuss wedding plans and budget with fiancée and all parents.
  • Select your best man, groomsmen, ushers (one usher per 40 guests).
  • Help plan engagement party.
  • Discuss ceremony and reception sites, with your fiancée.
  • Attend a Bridal Show to receive special discounts and start getting some ideas.

8-9 Months Before:

  • Meet with officiant (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) to discuss the ceremony.
  • Start compiling your guest list.
  • Begin making your honeymoon travel plans.

6 Months Before:

  • Visit gift registry with fiancée.
  • Arrange for transportation to ceremony, and to reception, for the wedding party.
  • Complete your honeymoon plans.
  • Register with nearest Tip Top Tux location and pick your tuxedos and accessories. Have a list of attendants including Best Man, Groomsmen, Jr. Groomsmen, Ring Bearer, Fathers, Grandfathers, Ushers (one per 40 guests), and a list of any other attendants.

3 Months Before:

  • Send Tip Top Tux Size Cards to any out-of-town members of the wedding party.
  • Complete the guest list.
  • Pick out and order wedding rings.
  • Pick out and order groomsmen gifts.
  • Plan rehearsal dinner with parents.
  • Choose gifts for your bride and wedding party.
  • Update passports for honeymoons abroad.

1 Month Before:

  • Make sure all men have been measured for tuxedos at Tip Top Tux.
  • Get your marriage license.
  • Make appointments for personal grooming.

2 Weeks Before:

  • Attend bachelor party (please don’t drink and drive).
  • Adjust insurance policies, bank accounts, utilities, etc.

The Week of:

  • Pick up your tuxedo at Tip Top Tux… remember, try it on, in the store, to ensure a proper fit.
  • Pack for the honeymoon.
  • Get cash for gratuities and officiant’s fee.
  • Take a deep breath… you’re almost there.
  • Enjoy your rehearsal and dinner.

The Big Day:

  • Double-check all details, wedding rings, and transportation… marriage license.
  • Get to the ceremony on time.
  • Relax and Enjoy your wedding!

The Day After:

  • Return the tuxedos to Tip Top Tux.
  • Drop off the brides gown to be cleaned and preserved at Tip Top Tux
two wedding bands next to a date on a calendar