Black with Plum for Summer Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@11mikesgirl21:  Have you mentioned how flattering the gray suit is on him?  Guys don’t see what we see sometimes…  If he is still insistent, I would let him wear the black suit.  It’s his day too and he’ll be happiest in something that makes him feel most confident and handsome.  You can keep the colors of gray, plum, and blue.  I don’t think the men’s suits “make or break” the scheme.  Maybe tie in the plum and gray with their accessories and bouts.  Maybe give him some gray suspenders…you know that jacket’s gona end up off anyway!

Post # 5
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

The gray will definitely look better, but it sounds like this is more about a power struggle than the actual suit. Has he had any input into the wedding otherwise? Does he feel like his voice is not being heard?

Post # 6
42089 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@11mikesgirl21:  He can wear what he wants. The groomsmen can still wear grey. That we he stands out, but you still get the grey next to the BM’s dresses.

Post # 9
7025 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@11mikesgirl21:  I think you need to concede on this one. You choose your dress,  he chooses his tux.

I am a firm believer that no colour has a season – any colour looks good at any time of year, if done right. No, black and plum would not be too dark.

EDIT: Like this. p.s. the 2nd one is summer. Note the guys don’t have waistcoats so they’re not so black

Post # 11
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I would let him have this one. I found there were a few things DH was insistent on (kings table vs sweetheart), and this sounds like a small one to give him. I really like the idea of the GMs in grey, and the groom in black, and even if all the guys are in black, I don’t think it’ll be too dark.

Post # 12
3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Black suits normally kind of suck, in my opinion, and in the general concensus of the classical style-conscious male community.  But he wants to wear one, and he is a grown man, and so that is what he should be wearing.  [/discussion]

If he is very conervative, and perhaps a little old fashioned, in his clothing choices, perhaps suggest a black morning coat, in this ilk:

But, the bottom line is that he is a grown man, and he can, and should, dress himself.  He is not an accessory, he is the man you respect enough to marry.

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