Post # 1
Hello fellow brides!
What do you all think about an ivory wedding dress with the men wearing white shirts? My fiance is Filipino and plans to wear the traditional barong shirt. He’s going to order a custom shirt for himself and is hoping to get a matching style for his men, but the matching styles may not come in ivory, but there are some that do match in white.
Do you all think it would clash too much? The bridesmaids are wearing olive/sage green dresses that have hints of gold and yellow in it. I know that brides that wear ivory usually probably have grooms wearing a white shirt beneath his suit jacket, but what if there is no dark suit color to off-set the potential color clash?
Any feedback would be much appreciated. And any link to examples of what you’re talking about would be great too!
Post # 3
I think it will be just fine. I saw wedding photos where the bride wore ivory and the groom wore his white dress uniform. You could tell the color was different, but it didn’t seem to clash at all.
Post # 4
I think it will be fine too. I’ve seen a lot of weddings where the groom wears white (when the bride wears ivory.) Although I haven’t seen a Filipino wedding. Do you have pictures. Can you find pictures?
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Post # 6
I dont think it will be an issue really, when you think about it – how many men wear ivory shirts if the bride is wearing ivory? Can you recall? bet not!
I think it will look normal, and fine! no issues!
Post # 7
I don’t think it is a problem at all!
Post # 8
mmm i think it should be fine, usually the barong’s come in a sort of off-white color..even if it doesn’t, i’m sure it will look fine…
Post # 9
I think it will be fine. I was slightly bothered that the vests that my husband and his groomsmen had were ivory on the front and shiny bright white on the back but I a probably the only one who noticed…
Post # 10
I really don’t think it will be a huge deal. I think it will work out fine.
Post # 11
I hate to be the only one with a different opinion, but I wonder if there’s a different color shirt that your goom could wear besides white. In my opinion, you run the risk of your dress appearing dirty next to his crisp, white shirt. I personally wouldn’t like the look.
It’s not uncommon for grooms to wear ivory, as mine will wear ivory shirt, vest and tie to match my dress. There was thought of the groomsmen wearing white shirts because their ties would be colored, but FI and the consultants at the shop thought his would appear dirty next to white shirts. So I think the same thing applies with a bride and groom standing next to each other.
Sorry – just my opinion.
Post # 12
I think people know that wedding dresses are often ivory. It won’t look dirty – it will look ivory! At least that’s what I am telling myself 🙂 I understand your concern since he won’t be wearing a suit jacket, but I honestly think it will be fine! If it does really bother you, though, could you not find these style shirts in ivory or an off-white?