Post # 1
Ok, so I went to Menswarehouse to order the tuxes for the groomsmen with my Fiance. We both liked this gorgeous blue color vest for them to wear. My bridesmaids are wearing cranbury/burgudony and we thought it went nice and so did my mom. My mom went in to the store today and another sales lady said, “What, you aren’t going to have the vests match the dresses?’ So then of course my mom started doubting herself and called me to ask if I was sure. We weren’t crazy about any of the cranbury/red family vests and that’s why initially we went with the blue ones. Also, my Fiance is wearing an ivory vest and shirt and my dress is ivory. We picked ivory shirts for the groomsmen, but then the lady said we should of gone with white!? So then my mom was wondering if we should of gone with white for the men because the ivory looked a little yellow. OMG….don’t need this now..haha. Anyways can I have some feedback on whether the vests have to match the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and also about the shirts. Thanks soooo much!
Post # 3
Honestly, if they match completely, it reminds me too much of prom!! That lady is a little too opinionated about colors. There are no rules saying that if your dress is ivory, then the GMs shirts must be white… I say, it’s your wedding, you pick the colors. Nobody is going to sit at your wedding and critique your color choice (unless they were purposely clashing choices).
Post # 4
Oh and also… I believe Mens Wear House has a partnership with David’s Bridal. They both have the same signature colors. And I’ve noticed all their consultants strive to get your wedding party to match both color and fabric.
Post # 5
They don’t have to match. They should just compliment each other. I think what you have picked are good choices. We are also going with Men’s Warehouse, but I am making the girls dresses, so they didn’t have much to say about that. I think you should go with whatever you want.
Post # 6
They don’t have to match. As a guest, I have never seen matching sets but they usually coordinate. However some brides tend to be very picky about matching while others don’t care.
Post # 7
I think the ivory ties it all together. Cranberry and blue do complement each other. Some people in the industry are just so use to tradition they can’t see beyond what everyone else does.
My girls got the same purple color, but different style dresses and two fabrics. When we went to get the guy’s tuxes matching the purple… I too was going to pick a separate vest color, but I was afraid to drag in too many colors since I wanted the purple to stand out w/ pops of pumpkin and green. Thankfully we found a textured vest set that ended up looking 95% same purple shade (darn you “amethyst”!).
Post # 8
do what you want – your first idea sounds great – don’t let the sales assistants try to sway you!!
I have to laugh too – in the UK a vest is underwear – like a tank top for men, I was thinking that it was a bit mean to dictate what underwear the men were wearing!
Post # 9
the boys are wearing royal blue and my girls are wearing chocolate brown
Post # 10
@taricha: I totally agree about the prom thing! Not all matching vests/dresses look bad, but there are some that are just so bright and matchy-matchy that all I can think is “Junior Prom 1998!”
Post # 11
they did the same thing to me at mens warehouse! we went to look for ties for the guys and she said they NEED to match. well my girls were wearing multicolored dresses, but the main color is pink. i’m not going to make the boys buy pink ties that they will never wear again. she was soooo persistant about it that we ended up just leaving. i went to dillards and the lady was very nice and helped us find some nice yellow ties.
Post # 12
We have black vests for the guys and red Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (another of my friends had silver vests and navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses). They definitely don’t need to match!
I think if you have an ivory dress, you should have the guys in ivory shirts. If they are too crisp of a white, you risk them making your dress look dingy in comparison.
Post # 13
I definitely picture prom when I see people dressed up and all matchy-matchy. I prefer the look of coordinating colors, so I think your first choice sounds great!