Post # 1
Hey, can anyone give me some advice on selecting what the bridal party will wear?
FI hates tuxedos, suits and anything black and formal. He really wants to wear something casual like the pictures below (probably no tie). Either in cream/beige or navy.
However, I really wanted to have my bridesmaids in black. Firstly because I want them to be able to choose their own dress style, and I thought black would be easy to coordinate without fabric samples etc, and secondly because the kind of look I want to go for is bright rich colours, which I think looks great with black (sort of like the mood in the picture below).
Can we have the groomsmen in cream/beige and the bridesmaids in black? Will that look ridiculous? I can’t even picture how it would look… Has anyone seen this done before, or have an opinion?
Would navy work better, or does that also look bad with black?
Post # 2
Yessssss I think that will lool very classy and modern. Just make sure their ties are complimentary to the whole look you’re going for with your bridesmaids. So if they have berry or wine colored flowers, try to make their tie the same color. Or even a black tie works. I think the khaki colored suits with a wine red tie next to black dresses would look gorgeous!
Post # 3
If your maids will be in black, I would encourage your FI to choose the beige/tan pants and vest instead of the navy. True navy blue and black won’t provide enough contrast to each other and the overall look will be very heavy and dark.
Post # 4
How about bridesmaids in navy? I think that would go better with the beige suits, and would also go well with your color scheme. I just went to a wedding a few weeks ago where the bridesmaids picked out their own navy dresses. They didn’t match exactly of course, but looked nice together. And black dresses wouldn’t match exactly anyway due to variations in different fabrics.
Post # 5
livhuss: There are so many colors that could be called cream or beige. Most of them would work fine with black.
Quite a few brides on WeddingBee have used http://www.studiosuits.com to order vest and pants sets for the men.
You will see that they have a vest and pants set for $120 and up. You can choose many different colors.
Post # 6
I think the two colors together will look great. Just make sure the bridesmaids dresses aren’t too formal and you’ll be fine. Good luck!