Post # 1
Hi wedding bees.
I have a question. My wedding dress is ivory and my fiance will be wearing a black tuxedo with black bow-tie. They told me at the store that he should wear an ivory shirt, because the white shirt would not look good next to my dress. I really like the look of the black tux with white shirt, but don’t want it to look weird on pictures. What do you think?
Post # 3
I think I love a black tux with a white shirt. He will be dressed mostly in Black. I really don’t see the problem with your preference..x
Post # 4
Hi, think this is the wrong section since you posted it under TTC (trying to conceive). You might get more answers elsewhere.
I know what they mean but you might need to take a swatch to compare. The reasoning is so that your wedding dress doesn’t look ‘dingy’ in pics. I had an ivory dress and adjusted my wedding decor to mostly ivory and tried to avoid any bright white for that same reason. I don’t know if it’ll matter if the shirt is hidden by the jacket?
Post # 5
I would try to find a swatch of your dress (or something that is a similar color) and bring it to the tux place. I had an ivory dress, and we ended up getting microfiber ivory shirts for the men. They didn’t really look very ivory at all. When they showed them to me when we were picking out the suits I was really worried. When I brought in a swatch of my dress and they brought out the shirts again, I didn’t even notice they weren’t white. And I put the swatch next to the shirts and it was perfect.
Many brides also just opt for white shirts. I think there have been other threads with pictures so you can see the difference.
Post # 6
I have recently asked my Fi to not wear white. I dont care what else he wears but it cant be white. I baught an ivory dress, and when I took it out of the white storage bag the other day I saw a huge difference in the ivory dress against the white bag. More than I thought. Originally I didnt care what he wore so long as it was you know..wedding worthy haha. I just dont want to look dingy or dirty compaired to him. But if you dont mind the color difference then it doesnt matter!
Post # 7
My dress is ivory, and we were told by my bridal shop (also where we’re getting the tuxes) that he should wear white because the ivory is VERY yellow. My dress is what I would call a soft white, not a true butter color that ivory typically is, so an ivory shirt is going to look awful and dirty.