Anyone else have a male bridesmaid? What are they wearing?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

My brother was my dude of honor and he was dressed the same as the groomsmen. People knew he was standing up for me because he stood on my side!

Post # 4
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think a navy blue suit with a pink tie/vest would be wonderful.  He’d clearly fit in with the other bridesmaids from a color standpoint.  And his outfit would be quite different from your father’s–same accents, but completely different background color.

Post # 6
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@2dBride: I agree with this. If he wants to stand out from the groomsmen, you should let him. It’s important to him to be part of the brides side. 

Post # 7
1934 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think navy blue suit all the way.

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My best fried was a bridesman. The guys on DH’s side wore a traditional black tux, black bow tie, and no vests. He wore the same black tux with a purple bow tie to match the girls. 

Post # 9
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Teen LK was my man of honor. He wore the same tux as Mr. LK and the best man. But my matron of honor wore a black dress, so everyone was in black anyway. LOL I think it can go either way. And in your case, I think the navy suit may work better to visually connect your bridesman to your bridesmaids.

Post # 10
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually took a second to think about it and how the group photos would look.. it would be best if he were in navy. I also agree that it should be similar to the other tuxes, but getting caught up on it being exactly the same just navy is over-the-top. It’s nice that he was considerate enough to want to match your ladies and represent you. I think it was a good gesture.


Post # 11
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I saw a post on offbeat bride today about this very thing:


I thought that the girls who wore dresses to match the groomsmen looked very nice–I would imagine that a navy tux with a navy vest and pink tie would look great with the other bride attendants.  The pink chucks would be awesome but if it’s too much pink for him, compromise with pink socks and dress shoes.  

Post # 12
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m having one of my BFFs be a “bridesman” for me.  The girl’s dresses will be cobalt blue, but I am not so cruel as to put him in a cobalt suit, so I am thinking a bluer navy with a cobalt tie.  I am actually kind of envious of your perfect fix of navy and navy 🙂

Post # 14
389 posts
Helper bee

Navy suit and pink accessories, black shoes.  Have the flower on his lapel match the BM’s bouquet.  He does not need a tux in navy – just a dress suit.


Post # 15
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@helenberrycrunch:  LMAO!!! “dude of honor”! I LOVE IT!!! The fiance asked if I wanted my good friend Tony (who’s a guy) to be a bridesmaid and I laughed at him. Now that I see this is normal, i’m going to ask him to be my DUDE OF HONOR. Laughing

Post # 16
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t like the idea of the pink shoes, but I do think that he would look great in the navy suit with pink accents.

I am having a bridesman. The groom is wearing a black suit/vest/bowtie and the groomsment are wearing black suits/black necktie/black vest combos. My bridesmaids are wearing long champagne dresses, and my bridesman is wearing a black suit with champagne vest/tie to match the girls’ dresses.

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