Post # 1
I was originally going with navy and silver, but my girls looked so good in purple. Now o don’t know what to do! I was thinking guys in white shirts with the same dark purple ties, but my dress is ivory and I don’t want their shirts to be whiter than my dress. (Not sure if pictures are loading, but it is DB 83690 In lapis, which in RL if a bit more blue than my screen shows).
Can you find ivory shirts easily for men? I’d like ivory at least for FI. Should I try for ivory with the GM too? Black ties or purple? Light purple shirts and dark ties, or vice versa? Would all the different purples potentially clash? What other colors would loom good? I’, not a huge fan of yellow, green, or orange, but maybe you can convince me otherwise. Not too worried about the matching the BMs just looking good overall. Looking for colors for the whole wedding (flowers, etc too.) Thanks!
Post # 3
First off, you do not have to put the men in ivory shirts just because you have an ivory dress. They are the ones who will look dingy, not you. Keep the men in white or use a lighter shade of purple , like lavender.
If you want the girls in lapis, find a tie for the men that has some of that color in it. It doesn’t have to be solid color tie that matches the girls’ dresses. That can look a bit “prom-ish”.
To get a better idea of color palettes that you like, go to http://www.theperfectpalette.com
Scroll down on the right till you get to the purple circles, click on the one closest to the color you like and you will see many palettes they have developed using that color.
There are many flowers that will work with the lapis. These beautiful callas would work for your bouquet
or you could use shades pf purple
Post # 4
@julies1949: Wow those calla lilies are so pretty! Thank you for that site! That was exactly what I need for help. All of the other sites wanted a picture or something to start with. I’m kind of liking the lavender shirt idea.
Post # 5
@ghiagirl893: I tormented over colours. One of my BMs picked Blue,the other purple. But everything is matching in. I matched each groom to a BM, and put my Grrom in a black suit,silver vest and tie.This suited his colouring so much. He is wearing a white shirt and I have a white dress BUT no matter what colour dress I would keep him in a white shirt. Get pictures of what you love and put it together on a board but remember this might change over time lol.
Post # 6
I’m really loving a shades of purple idea (just dark and pale). I don’t really care so much I’ve just seen pictures where the white next to ivory looks really bad. Just my dress next to my oetticoat made me cringe.
@Kimy: Why would you keep the groom in white? Classic look? My dress looks white when not next to white, I was assuming the shirts would go the same way
Post # 7
@ghiagirl893: My grooms complexion looks best in white and because he is wearing a black suit and silver vest and tie, the white shirt is not right next to my dress. I tried it next to ivory and white and both looked good against his attire.
Post # 8
Just put the guys in black ties. It’s classic, more formal looking, and you won’t need to coordinate the colors perfectly.
Post # 9
@julies1949: That dark purple on lavendar is perfect!