Help! What color should the groomsmen wear?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

When is your wedding? I’d have the guys wear grey tuxes/suits with cream vests/ties….Or if you want to jazz it up you could have them wear mint green or an aqua…again this all depends on how you’d like it to look. Or you could go with dark brown suits/tuxes a la this photo

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, my instinct would be brown, or even tweed, suits, but the groom wants tuxedos.  Would he consider dark grey suits?  That would be more comparable in formality to what the ladies are wearing.

If you do Tuxedos, the vest (or cummerbund, preferably, given the style if vest normally available to rent) should match the tuxedo.  So, black or grey, depending on the colour of the tux.  With black, a black self tie bow tie.  With grey, you can do pretty much any colour of tie.  I’m inclined toward traditional wedding ties. Which means a silver/grey/black formal pattern like glen check, or Houndstooth.  You could do brown,  or rose.  Pink and grey are a great combination.  Navy ties will also be very nice with grey.

If he really, really wants contrasting vests, I would do green, buff, or brown, wool vests, but satin ones.  I dint think the satin vests will work well with the country theme.  Try mytuxedo.co.UK for vests – you can probably still then in eBay after. This is borrowing a bit from morning dress, and, while I dint think it’s the way to go with a Tuxedo at all, it is definitely only good during day light. If it’s after dark, or after 6, stick to classic black tie. 

The groom should read blacktieguide.com before making a final decision.

Traditionally, blues and greys are city colours, and browns and greens are country colours, as they reflect the landscape.  Black is reserved for the evening, for the most part.  That’s why my first thought was browns. You don’t have to stick to that, but this way you can decide whether you want to stick to those traditions, or not.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

jkgrant01:  If your FI ant to wear a tux, he should wear a tux.Grey or charcoal will look terrific with the girls’ dresses which are pink. I would keep the vest or cummerbund the same color as the tuxedo. Colored vests  can look  a little prom-ish. The men could also wear grey suits.

He can bring in color with the ties and boutonnieres.

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Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

jkgrant01:  Brown isn’t for evenings, so much, unless you aren’t dressing specially, but you are.  Black tuxes, black bow ties, black cummerbunds.  Shawl collar, one button jackets if you can get them.  Turndown collars not wing collars.  If they don’t have turndown collar shirts, I can refer you to a couple of places you can buy formal shirts pretty cheap. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

jkgrant01:  That is a grey suit in the photo above, not a grey tux.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Duncan:  Yes I know Duncan, and I’m sure the OP does too.  I also said the men could wear grey suits. The pics were to help visualize the color combination.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

julies1949:  You called it a tux; just making sure you knew, if that’s the thing you liked, so you guys get what you actually want.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Duncan:  too much time spent skating and not enough reading. I did not call it a tux. I actually didn’t call it anything.  I said if he wants to wear a tux, he should. I also said the men could wear suits. The pic was to show bringing in color with the tie and boutonniere.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

julies1949:  you said “I like the look of the grey tux” in your response to that photo. Try reading things under the assumption that the writer meant well; it really makes the internet less frustrating.  That was neither snark, nor sarcasm.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Duncan:  Please read the responses again I never called it a tux.

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