HELP! Matching bridesmaid dress with men's tux???!!!

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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42510 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Seagirly:  The tie does not have to match. Rather than a solid color tie, pick one with  stripe or other pattern with some of the indigo blue or coordianting blues.

http://www.bows-n-ties.com/wedding-neckties-indigo.php

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<div class=”productListing”>Striped Silk Tie in Sky-Blue and White<br />
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Post # 3
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree. Go with a neutral tux, neutral vest and patterned tie and pocket square. I think it looks much classier than a matchy matchy vest and tie that matches 100% with the BMs dresses.

Post # 5
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would go with black bow ties, or with suits with ties in the same general colour.  I would do the ties in another of the wedding colours, or something neutral like grey, or navy, but that’s me.

Have a browse at thetiebar.Com (not sure if the above links already go there, as they are showing up strangely on my phone) Their ties are $15, but comparable in quality to Nordstrom’s house brand, which go for $40-$50, and are, usually, worth that price.   So, great value for solid quality ties.  Not as good as Brooks Bros, but better than Calvin Klein, or Tommy Hilfiger. 

Post # 6
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Seagirly, I didn’t notice on your last post that you were the OP.  Thought it was sometime sharing what they had done.  The blue sounds nice with grey.

Post # 8
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Seagirly:  men’s formal wear is designed not to look different, and to let the women take the spotlight.   But black tie has subtle ways of looking different, which I love.   Daytime formal dress has more obvious ways, as more colour, and variation, is possible in morning dress.  Is it a day. Or evening ceremony?   I’m not a fan of grey Tuxedos – I think they will probably become the America equivalent of morning dress, but that’ll take a while.  But, if you’ve already paid deposits, and you both like the grey tuxes, then stay with what you have.  If you want to get into a discussion about formal wear traditions, options, and etiquette, I’m happy to oblige. It’s most important you’re both happy.

So, what is it you, and your FI, really want?  It seems more like you’re checking to make sure you sushi do anything dumb?  Color wise, I think you are fine.  If you like the grey tuxes with satin facings, you are fine.  Is one of you unsure about them? 

Post # 9
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2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Totally agree with julies!  We are using Menswearhouse too, but not David’s bridal dresses (which they are designed to match).  Our bm dresses are dark purple, and we choose a dark purple striped tie.   If you actually look at the colors in the tie, both of them are off from the dress (one is a slightly lighter, and the other slightly darker), but with the pattern and two colors it just blends in.  

The formal black tie look is lovely too!  I was actually planning on this, but my fiance loved the purple and it is so dark that it almost looks like black anyways.  You can always give the groom a different bouquet or pocket square so he stands out.    

Post # 10
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3249 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

People will also be able to identify him as the groom by virtue of his being the one marrying the bride.  They could all be wearing IngSoc Party member blue jumpsuits, and everyone would be able to tell which one was the groom.  Most should also be able to identify him using their internalised facial recognition programmes. 😛

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