I'm getting married in October - and so instead of renting a tux, I've decided to buy one (my wife-to-be is a classically trained violinist, I imagine there's going to be some community symphony work for me in the years ahead!). Last November, a great thread was posted on "orchestral dress codes" and it's been helpful. I found the comments about comfy shoes and "getting it baggy under the armpits" to be good advice for bass players. But while I've decided on a simple black tux with a bow tie, two minor issues come up: (a) the shirt and (b) the vest/cummerbund dilemma. I'm planning to get a white, pleated shirt with a normal collar (not the "small wing" kind) and buttons, not studs. I really don't want a vest or a cummerbund and so I'm hoping I can do without. Does this kind of tux/attire sound acceptable to you orchestral players? Keep in mind this would be a community group - nothing professional - but even community players around Toronto all seem to wear tuxes. I'm starting the search in a couple of weeks, so any thoughts/info would be most appreciated!