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Survival Guide For Valentine’s Day!

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Alright, men! You still have nearly 3 weeks before Valentine’s Day! If you have a special someone who deserves to be swept off their feet, you’re in the right place for advice. Today, we’ll talk about how to make your lady swoon over you this February 14th.

Gifts:
Avoid gifts like appliances or anything “practical.” No vacuums, no blenders, no knife sets. Also avoid lingerie. While lingerie is heavily advertised this time of year, leave that to her. If she wants to wear something special for you, she’ll get it herself. Sizing is important and honestly, most men will mess it up. If you want to get her something she can wear, focus on something cute and comfortable instead of something sexy. Go for a silky robe or a pair of cute slippers. Jewelry and chocolate usually go over well, too, but don’t feel as if that is your only option. You don’t have to break the bank to make her feel special.

If she has to work part of the day, send a little gift to her place of work. Flowers, chocolate, a teddy bear, or a little note hinting at your plans for the evening will make her the talk of the office.

Flowers:
There is no rule that says you must give a woman a dozen red roses. You can stick to one rose and it just might mean more to her. Mix it up and get her favorite flowers instead of the cliché roses. Or, avoid flowers all together—flowers just die and that can be depressing a week later.

Cards and Letters:
Places like Hallmark have dozens (if not hundreds) of Valentine’s Day cards. Some of these are really cute, romantic, or funny but it would mean so much more if you make your special someone (even friends or family) a card by hand.

You can also write your lover a love letter (which can be in the aforementioned card) or a short love note. This doesn’t need to be three pages of mush, but remind her why you love her, the little things that make you smile, and tell her she’s beautiful. Be truthful and you can add a little humor in it, but keep it sincere and honest.

Activities:
First and foremost, do something she wants to do. Better yet, find something you both are interested in doing. This day doesn’t have to be 100% about her. Go see a movie, rewatch your favorite movie as a couple, or go back to the restaurant where you had a special date. If there’s a museum or an event she’s interested in it could be nice to show an interest in what she wants to do (and it’ll score you brownie points).

If you don’t want to go out of the house you could always cook for her. Even if you’re not good at cooking she’ll appreciate the effort.

Turn off phones and computers. Checking your phone in the bathroom or periodically to check in with friends or family (especially if you have big plans they’re involved with) isn’t a big deal, but put away the phone at dinner or while watching a movie at home. There’s no need to check Facebook or message your bros when you’re having a special night with your lady.

IMG_1083Clothing:
When in doubt, put on a nice suit . At Rose Tuxedo we can help you pick out a suit rental (or purchase) that will make you look like the man of her dreams. Choose from a variety of colors and styles. Choose a red tie, pocket square, or shirt for a pop of color and a nice festive feel.

Never underestimate the power of a good suit .


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How To Be the Best Groom!

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  1. Planning: Be involved, but be prepared for ideas to be shot down. Consider her wants (needs) for the wedding. Chances are, she’s been planning this since she was 6, so let her have the final say. Hold back on your desire for a beer keg, ice sculpture of the Bat Symbol, or suggesting sports team colors.
  2. Choose battles wisely: If you have an idea that you desperately want to come true in your wedding, tell her how important it is to you and maybe you’ll get your way. On the flip side, if she wants something you don’t want in the wedding it’s your job to speak out. It’s your wedding, too.
  3. Attire: If your bride-to-be wants you and your groomsmen to wear cummerbunds it wont kill you to wear them. It’s one night and surely she wants to see you at your best. She has spent hours looking for the perfect dress so wearing something you’re not a fan of won’t kill you. Chances are, you will look better in the full tux than you ever have in your life, so give it a chance.
  4. Choosing a tux/suit rental place: Suggest Rose Tuxedo. We’ll guarantee you love your service and  selection of suits and tuxedos.
  5. Posture and attitude: Make sure you are standing up straight and poised for your wedding. Do not slouch, do not high five your friends when she walks down the aisle, and do not act like a wild animal when you kiss your bride at the altar.
    Act like the gentleman your woman deserves. You can act like a fool another time.
  6. Enjoy yourself: After helping with the plans and worrying over details, let the wedding happen and enjoy the best day of your life and cherish the memories. Spend the party with your new bride, but also make sure to mingle with friends and family. Share this moment with those around you. Don’t hide in a corner with your bride or your groomsmen.
  7. On Worrying: You’ll probably have cold feet but remember something. This is the woman you want to spend your life with, the woman you planned this with. Grooms get nervous all the time and your groomsmen will help you through this.
  8. Saving Money: Shop around, look for bargains, ask friends and family for assistance (baking cakes, making decorations, etc).
  9. Spontaneity: At some point during the wedding or reception, do something to surprise your bride and guests. Plan something with your groomsmen (and maybe even the bridesmaids) like a choreographed dance, an announcement, a story shared with the party, or a small token of your love to her.
  10. Breathe: When you first see your bride walk down the aisle you may fall short of breath. In a less literal sense, be in the moment, relax, and let things happen. All your planning means there will be people to worry about details so you and your bride wont have to. This is your night, so just breathe.

 


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Pilgrims Vs. Today: What Is Worn to Thanksgiving?

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We all know the stories about the First Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims and we all recognize the attire worn by those early settlers like the Pilgrims. Today we’ll look at just how far fashion has come and be thankful no one (hopefully) shows up to Thanksgiving dinner dressed like this guy (see Left).

To start with, a Pilgrim man often wore a felt hat (with a buckle in some interpretations). The next easily noticeable accoutrement is the Ruff. It looks much like the variations of ruffles and large white collars worn throughout history, mostly in paintings of royalty. This would get covered I gravy so fast, it wouldn’t be funny (ok, it would be) if worn today.

Slightly less awkward and odd is the doublet with cuffs. This is a fairly typical jacket of the time (also for quite some time before and after the Pilgrims) and it could be compared to a waistcoat or suit jacket. Some pilgrims also wore a vest and a long sleeved shirt if not the doublet.

Further down the body we find the Breeches, garters, stocking, and shoes. These breeches look silly by today’s standards but they obviously looked good to the Pilgrim women. While there are few comparisons between this style of pants and today’s modern suit pants, at least the color of the pants and jackets matched (with the shoes, too!), making the men look well put together. Today, men wear solid color jackets, shoes, and pants to the actual ankle, leaving the stockings to the women.

While the history of the suit ad tuxedo is long and convoluted, we can still see some similarities to the traditional pilgrim garb. Wearing a suit to Thanksgiving dinner will make you look and feel good, but it can also be a history lesson. Impress the friends and family (and in-laws) by comparing your suit pieces to the good ol’ fashioned Pilgrim attire.

If you don’t want to go the suit route (because gravy on your best suit, tie, or shirt is a definite no-go) then consider dressing closer to a traditional Native American the Pilgrims may have contacted (see Right). Replace the deerskin mantle with a suede shirt or jacket and the deerskin leggings with jeans or corduroy, and tie a piece of twine around your leg for the legging tie. You can also pick up a pair of moccasins at any number of shoe stores, as with a shell or leather necklace. Don’t forget a nice turkey feather accessory to keep it extra festive! If you must have some sort of fur robe for maximum authenticity, shop around for just any faux fur scraps. As for the knife, make it functional and bring your own turkey carving knife—festive and functional!

No matter what you choose, keep Rose Tuxedo in mind for all of your holiday attire needs. There isn’t a man alive who doesn’t look better in a high quality, well-fitting suit.


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10 Ways to Turn Your Winter Romantic Life from Cold to Steamy

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Be it a blind date, first date, second date, or 50th date, there’s always something you can do better. Whether you need to dress better, act better, or have better conversations there’s always something you can do to sweep her off her feet. Take this colder weather as an opportunity to woo your lady friend this winter. While Arizona doesn’t have winter like a lot of the rest of the country, it still gets a little chilly, so take these hints for those cooler nights out.

  1. “Because every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man.” ZZ Top says is best. The better you look, the better she’ll look and the more jealous looks the two of you will get. Show up to her door (be it the bedroom door or front door) in a sleek, fitted suit and look like the man of her dreams. If this is the first date it’ll be a great way to impress her and she’ll ask for a date #2. If you’re an established couple it’ll remind her why she fell for you in the first place.

  2. Sweater Weather: As The Neighborhood says in their song, “Use the sleeves of my sweater/Let’s have an adventure.” Pair a suit jacket and slacks with a v-neck classy sweater and impress her with your fashion sense, and it’s a little toned down from a suit and tie. This is perfect for outside-dates.
  3. Sharing: Sure, you look great in your full suit, but if your lady gets a little chilly, put your blazer on her. Not only will it smell like you, but it shows you’re considerate.
  4. Festive ties: Use a Santa or Snowman tie to spark up a conversation. If you’re married to your date, wear a tie she picked out or the kids picked out last Christmas. A silly tie is also a great way to break the ice for a first date.
  5. Festive colors: Throw on a poinsettia-red tie or shirt, or a Santa-Clause red sweater. Or throw in some forest green like a Christmas tree. Keep it bold and a little holiday-appropriate.
  6. Bring the Winter to her: Whether she’s an Arizona Native or from a state where it snows, show her what winter can be. Take her ice skating, or find a ski slope nearby with artificial snow. Build a snowman. Buy some fake snow and give her a pair of gloves and a scarf and play in a winter wonderland.
  7. Fireplace and Fondue: Stay cozy in front of the fireplace and pull out some chocolate fondue and snuggle up with your sweetheart to make her melt into your arms.
  8. Decorate the house for Christmas: Buy some new decorations or bring home red, white, and green paper, glitter, and cotton to make some homemade decorations. She’ll love your crafty stay-in-date.
  9. Tell her you’ll make Christmas dinner: or at least help. Tell her this on a date and she’s all yours for the rest of time. Just don’t make a promise you can’t keep.
  10. Bring her to Rose Tuxedo: If you and your lovely lady are looking to get married (especially this Winter) take her with you to Rose Tuxedo and pick out wedding colors, pocket squares, and let her help pick out the perfect suit or tux for the big day. She’ll love seeing the vast array of colors we offer and we can match your apparel to the wedding colors of her dreams.

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should i hire a dj for my wedding

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Should you hire a DJ or a band?

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This is a question we here from Bride and Groom’s all the time. The simple answer people think is, if you can afford a band then why not. I’ve been too a lot of wedding’s over my years in the Bridal and Tuxedo business and I love live music but sometimes having a DJ is not only cheaper but you can keep the music going and have all the songs you desire played, and when you want them played.

 

Some songs do sound way better when played by a live band and you can’t beat the reaction of the guest when some songs are play. Very hard to create with a DJ but some DJ really interacts and tries very hard to get the guest in the mood.

 

When you hire a DJ you usually meet with them way before the wedding and share your desired music you want played. One of the downsides of hiring a band is they maybe limited with the selection of music they offer. They maybe a great band but they may not know much about 80’s music or current vibes.

 

What people also forget is when you hire a DJ you also get an Emcee kind of. Usually a good DJ will keep the guest involved and help with all the formalities that go along with weddings, like toast, first dance, bride and Dad dance and the throwing Garter and flowers.

 

Space for a DJ or Band is also a huge concern. If the venue is big then you can go either way but if you’re wedding reception is in your back yard it maybe too small for even a drum set and the neighbors may not like either.

 

Can you skip a DJ and Band and create your own playlist and let it rip? Sure. This may save you a lot of money but like my friend Tony say’s from System Mobile DJ in Phoenix, AZ, playing your own music always has it’s issues and have more to deal with during a wedding reception than keeping the music flowing.

 

At Rose Tuxedo in Phoenix and Mesa we can help make your DJ look good with a Tuxedo that matches your theme or a vest and bow tie. And of course we can take care of your entire wedding guest with the latest designer tuxedos, from the Grey Allure tuxedo to a Blue slate tux and even some old school Double Breasted suits. We have 3 locations to serve you and the best Fall Wedding Tuxedo rental prices and selection. Best wishes to all. We also have a preferred Wedding vendor page on our Rose Tuxedo web site that can help you choose a great DJ, Wedding Cake company and more.


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