Post # 1
Bleh I’ve made a mess of it all LOL!
At first I wasn’t going to match the bridal party to the decor AT ALL…then I changed my mind a little. So now that I’m set in what I’m wearing and my bridesmaids are set in what they’re wearing we’re not sure how to incorporate the guys.
I’ve seen black suits/tuxes next to black dresses and it’s just not my fav. I have also seen black pants with white shirt and skinny black tie next to black dresses and I think that looks better…but I’m not sure. The white shirts seem to help with the contrast but may require the guys look unpolished by not wearing jackets? What do you think?
Wedding colors: Black, white, lime green
Venue: Olive Orchard
Bride: Ivory Lace Knee length
Bouquet: Ivory and mixed off white flowers
Bridesmaid Dresses: Knee length black infinity dresses (somewhat summery in a black dress sort of way)
Bridesmaid bouquets: 1 long stemmed pale greyish green flower (not lime…)
Shoes: Undecided: probably black pumps of their choosing (possibly statement color)
Post # 3
I think it’s perfectly acceptable to have the men not wearing jackets, especially since you’re wearing a knee length dress, which I think gives a little more casual vibe. If you want the groom to, he could wear a jacket so he stands out.
Post # 4
I voted for the vest option, because you said you didn’t like the look of the black suits with black dresses. I think that without a jacket or vest, the GM might look a bit casual – but that might be more the vibe of your wedding?
I’m also a fan of the groom wearing something to stand out a bit – my BIL had all his GM wear silvery-grey ties, and he wore a black one – it looked really good! The BM were in black dresses that that wedding as well. So you could always do something similar with or without a jacket or vest, maybe with a green hue tie.
Post # 5
I actually do love vests…and I dunno, our groomsmen (my FI included) although in their late 20’s just have this boyish look to them…and IMO don’t look very good in suits. Maybe they need better tailoring…they just look like little boys in giant suits LOL.
I think the fitted vest looks nice on smaller men…but how to contrast them with the groom is hard…If he suits up he may be the one to look like a little kid in a suit 😉
I don’t know why the white shirt with tie looks so unfinished to me. It is a more casual than not wedding but I dunno…it feels incomplete.
Post # 6
@icetea: I definitely know what you mean about shirt and tie looking incomplete, I tend to agree. Also about men looking like boys in their suits – I think that it’s often tailoring like you said, or the style of the suit. If you’re into the vest idea, here are some inspiration pics, some where the groom is in a suit and GM in vests.
Post # 7
@medbride: Drooling over the red ties picture (sweater vests a little too preppy) and the last one…a little too “old timey” but definitely good inspiration for a vest picture!
I think I definitely have a better picture in my head with pieces from each of the pictures.
Thank you for your help!
Post # 7
@medbride Can you tell me where a you found the one 4 down from the top? I really like that look. I’m having a blue suit and wanted to know where this was to look at the products.
Post # 8
jburkett: I’m pretty sure I got it from Pinterest and all my wedding boards are deleted so I don’t have a good source for it. When I search google for the image I get these results – http://tinyurl.com/qhljgux – so maybe you can start there!
Post # 9