Post # 1
So I am having the hardest time figuring out what the groomsmen/dad’s/groom should wear. Our colors are gray, eggplant, and some pops of yellow. We are pretty set with the groomsmen wearing dark gray suits with gray vests and a purple tie, but my fiancé wants to wear a black tux with ivory vest and ivory tie. I’m fine with that, but I’m having a hard time picturing it in pictures. Do you think it will be too much of a contrast?
Also, for our dads we are thinking either the gray tux w/ gray vests and gray tie OR black tux with gray tie. Thoughts?
Soooo many decisions to make and I have to make them FAST. Any input is appreciated!
I just realized… this would be SO much easier with pictures. Sorry!
Post # 3
Are you wearing an ivory dress? Is that where he is getting the ivory? He might seem a bit diconnected from the wedding party otherwise. He could always wear a boutonniere with some purple.
As far as the Dads are concermed, normally they wouldn’t be dressed more formally than the wedding party. Could they not wear suits also?
What color dresses are the bridesmaids wearing?
Post # 4
Is there a reason your FI is set on a different colored suit? I agree with @julies1949: it almost seems like it’s too different.
And if the wedding party is in suits, the dads should be as well, I think. It seems like it would look a little off to me in photos and as a guest.
Post # 5
@julies1949 – Yes, I’m wearing an invory dress. Its actually a darker ivory with a lot of silver crystals and has a lace overlay. The bridesmaids are wearing an eggplant/purple dress.
I’m also worried that my FI will look a bit disconnected. He is pretty set on wearing a black tux – I guess that is what he’s always visioned himself in.
Maybe we could pull something like this off: FI in black, Groomsmen in dark gray, and dad’s in light gray?
Post # 6
i think it would look nice. i like when the groom is set apart – he should be matching you, not the bridal party. after all, you look far different from the bridesmaids! i say let him do what he wants
Post # 7
I think it will look great! I’m doing almost the same thing. My fiance will be in a dark gray tux and our groomsmen will be in black. I love that my fiance will stand out with more than just his vest color!
Post # 8
Here is one of my inspiration pictures..