Post # 1
We went a picked out tuxes for our wedding party this week and while I’m thrilled with the vest and tie choices available I am stumped on choosing a shirt colour! I’m sure many of you have run into the ivory vs. white shirt debate when renting tuxes for your groom/groomsmen. The salesperson’s theory is that since I have an ivory dress the groom should wear an ivory shirt as a white shirt would make my dress look “dingy”. My hesitation is that the ivory shirt looks dingy itself! What do you bees think? Have any of you ladies been told the same thing by your tux suppliers?
Post # 3
I think places like that have their own old fashioned “rules” about how things should be for weddings. When looking for ties for my guys, she told me I had to match my bridesmaids dresses. #1, I’m just not a matchy kind of person (Nothing in my wedding matched, bridesmaids dresses, centerpieces, they were all different) and #2. The girls were wearing pink. I wasn’t about to make my guys spend all that money on a tie they would only wear once. When she insisted on matching, I just had to walk out of the store.
I really think nobody would notice if you had white and ivory together. Those are the little details that only us brides pay attention to.
Post # 4
@artbee: Thanks for saying all this. I feel so much better about myself now! 🙂 Moral of the story: go with your instincts!
Post # 5
I also really think it depends on the colors of everything else. Where is the ceremony taking place and what colors of flowers are gonna be around. What will the lighting be like? Is it just a plain black tux with a black bowtie or will there be a tie of a different color? What colors are the bridesmaids and groomsmen wearing? Is it a black tux or a charcoal grey? Are there pinstripes at all? (Probably not if it’s a tux.) Shiny tux?
You probably just need to bring me and let me help.