Grey or Black Tuxes?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Grey or Black Tuxes
    Gray for all. : (19 votes)
    79 %
    Black for all. : (4 votes)
    17 %
    Gray for groomsmen, black for groom. : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would put all the men in black tuxes, with midnight blue ties/vests.

    Then for the groom, I would put him in a black tux with a white tie and white vest!

    Post # 4
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @caseytykia:  What time of day is the wedding?

    In the picture, the dresses look more like royal blue to me, honestly.  Anyway, names aside, if the colour in your picture is true, neither will be a problem next to the dresses.

    Midnight blue is the darkest possible blue, and looks fine next to black.  Case in point, it is an acceptable colour for Tuxedos, and for evening tailcoats.  So, if they are truly midnight blue, they will still go with either black, or grey just fine.

    I don’t think you need to worry so much about the dresses next to the men; the clothes are on different people, so you don’t have to be as stringent in the colour combinations.

    You and your FI should also give this site a read; pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about men’s forrmalwear:


    Post # 5
    1721 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @caseytykia:  I finally convinced my FI to wear charcoal gray. I think spring weddings are perfect for spring! I do love the idea of having the groom in a different color tho! I suggested that to my FI bur he wasn’t a fan lol

    Post # 6
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    The Grey picture is my inspiration pic!! Those are my exact colors!  LOL So yeah, I’m all for the Grey hehe I’ve also been a little torn on distinguishing the groom; white vest is always a good way to go. If you do the black tux he could wear a silver vest?

    Post # 7
    45 posts
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Black for groomsmen, grey for groom.

    Post # 8
    1 posts
    • Wedding: July 2009

    If your wedding s at night id go with black but for a daytime I like grey..we did grey& a peachy color for our wedding& got so many complements on the non sameness as everyone elses…the pop of the darker blue would look lovely& id have the same color vest&tie. Just pay attention to the undertone in the grey.

    Post # 9
    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    That’s not midnight blue, whatever the dress company says. It’s barely on the threshold of navy. Even if it was midnight blue, it wouldn’t clash with black. It’s very common for midnight blue tuxedos to have black lapel facings, like in this example. If your wedding is a late afternoon/evening wedding, I would absolutely go with classic black tuxedos for everyone. If your wedding is a daytime wedding, I would consider navy or charcoal suits rather than the abomination that is the grey “tuxedo”.

    Post # 10
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @caseytykia:  I love the silvery gray in the picture! I think that will look much better than black with the blue bridesmaid dresses.

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