Post # 1
Hello ladies!! I need a bit of advice… My fiance is set on an all-white tux, but I’m a little concerned with his choice. I don’t really see any other white tuxes in the hive galleries, on other wedding blogs, etc. Is this something that is completely out-of-date? Or am I just not looking in the right places? The bridesmaids are wearing eggplant, and the groomsmen are wearing black tuxes with eggplant vests and ties.
Is anyone else’s fiance wearing white? Anyone have any other suggestions?
Post # 3
Haha, I asked my fiance what he wanted to wear and he didn’t know. I suggested a light colored linen suit (outside casual wedding). He loves all the white suits! So I think my guy will be wearing white or an offwhite. At first I didn’t like it, but I’m coming around on the idea. You know brides do the all white special thing, why not let your groom stand out in a dramatic way too!
Post # 4
I suggested the light colored suits too, but he pulled his veto-card… lol I guess my concern is because white tuxes remind me of the 80’s! Maybe I’m just worrying too much…
Post # 5
FI and his BM and groomsmen are all wearing ivory tuxes because my dress is ivory (or else they’d be wearing white).
Post # 6
Note: This is only my personal opinion. I dislike white tuxes.
1. Unlike you, your groom will likely not be as concerned with what he eats or does on your wedding day. If he’s not so careful, stains and spots may creep their way into your pictures.
2. I find that white tuxes date pictures, as you suggested.
3. The most important: Your honey is probably going to rent the tux, and may not want to spend a fortune. Cheap white tuxes look much worse then cheaper black ones. Why? Everything is visible…the stitching, the lining. Ugh. If it is a good quality tux, I might reconsider, but I have yet to come across one.
Post # 7
Mine wore white (actually it was more of an off-white), his groomsmen wore brown, and the BM’s wore chocolate and turquoise. I was extremely concerned at first, but it all turned out great. Besides, I didn’t have that much of a choice in his attire – sometimes you have to give a little bit. I’m sure you can find a white tux that is more modern, so it won’t look dated.
Post # 8
I don’t think white tuxes/suits are inherently tacky. I know this probably won’t work for Whimsicalbride (since the other guys are in tuxes), but I think this guy looks hot!
This is probably close to what my guy will wear on our day since he wants to wear white. And maybe some guys don’t care as much as their brides about what they wear, but my fiance wants to pick out his own attire. This is actually something he really wants to choose and I think that it’s important to let your fiance do some of the decision making, especially when it comes to what he is going to wear.
Post # 9
Ooooh I love it. Fiance wanted to change into a white tux jacket … for reception, but because we’re married in the fall he said it’s not the right time of year.
I love the look though.
Post # 10
My FI wanted to wear a white tux too! He said, and I quote, "Black is for funerals." hehehe. He’s so cute! I was iffy about the idea of a white tux, so we compromised on a linen suit kind of like the one in bamboo’s pic. It looks nice!
Not sure if this would work for you though, since the others are in tuxes…there are for sure degrees of tackiness of white tuxes, and I’m sure you’ll be able to find one that doesn’t scream 80s prom. (Tip-avoid the shiny silver vest underneath!!)
Post # 11
Yeah, my FI also wanted to wear a white tux but I wasn’t really feeling it. We sort of compromised. We found a nice looking white with thin black pinstripe tux jacket. He will then "tone" it down with a black tuxedo pant, shirt, vest and black with white pinstripe tie. I know it sounds weird, but it was awesome in person. Besides, since my FI hates wearing jackets I am sure as soon as the ceremony is over, the jacket will be draped on the chair.
Post # 12
My dad wore a white tux when he married my mom, back in the 80s :p I’m not sure how I would feel about it personally. My brother wants a white tux with black stripes, like he saw on that 70s Show… if your FI is the type who doesn’t care much about the wedding process and doesn’t give much input, maybe just let him get the white tux if it’s important? May not be ideal, but we do get to pick our dresses, and that’s a big thing to us! His outfit may be big to him too.
Post # 13
Like a whole white tux, pants and all or a white dinner jacket with black pants? ? I love a white dinner jacket, but an all white tux? Please talk him out of it! I like the idea of a really light tan suit or seersucker as well.
Post # 14
Hmmm…. Thank you everyone for the comments. I love the idea of a light tan suit, but I just don’t think it would look right with our color pallette. I’m not sure I could talk him into the James Bond look (white coat, black pants), but it is worth a try!
More than anything, I have a really hard time telling him what he can and cannot wear, since he has been so wonderful with all the wedding planning.
The only thing I can think of, to make sure he doesn’t look like some sort of 80’s flashback, is to visit the tux shop with him and have him try on the all-white tux. If it does look aweful, I don’t think even he will be able to deny it! We’ll see how it goes…
Post # 15
I think what you linked looks really classy. As long as there are no ruffles on that white tux you should be fine in terms of dating a picture!