Post # 1
Hello! I’m not a bride but just the unofficial wedding coordinator and sister of the groom to be. We’re a military family, U.S. Navy- and well… I’m doing my best to get it all done via internet!
Ok. My situation… the bride-to-be chose peridot from David’s Bridal. It’s a silver sage color. Not apple green. Now, we find she does want all the groomsmen that are military to wear their dress blues and not a tux. I’m now wondering how to coordinate that or do I even need to worry about that all??? My OCD tells me I must coordinate but my brother says the guy thing- it doesn’t matter.
Soooo what to do? *sigh* The groom, best man, and 1 groomsman will be in dress blues. The other two groomsmen will be wearing a Phillipino style traditional white dress shirt- I liken it to Mexican style guayabera but not. The girls have chosen and ordered David’s Bridal peridot style #8355. A strapless satin tea length (that since the girls all under 5’3″- fit as full length gowns and will stay as such due to the girls liking a long dress sooo they will not be altered to fit as the style it should be) So long length it is.
The guys also have dress whites or summer whites but it is not the norm chosen for formal events. I think it goes better with the sage/peridot dresses and outdoor garden gazebo wedding theme. What do you all suggest? Dress whites or stick to dress blues? If dress blues… what color scheme can I incorporate along with sage/peridot to make it all more harmonious? If anyone has photos of military weddings, especially U.S. Navy, please share!
The photos are of what has been selected so far. The design board is what I’m leaning towards. Please let me know what you all think and if you have any suggestions!
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Post # 3
I’ve been to some US Army weddings and honeslty, nobody thought twice about coordinating the men beyond uniforms. I’d stick them in their dress blues (traditional right?) and maybe put the groom in his dress whites (i’m normally anti-white groom but DRESS whites are just so awesome!).
With the sage-peridot color, you could tie in some navy ribbon around the women’s bouquets that match the men’s uniforms. Or even blue and white to match everybody’s.
Military weddings are never super coordinated-looking, i think it just comes par for the course. They have so many colors and ribbons and rope things on their arms, there’s a lot going on.
Then again I don’t think it’d look bad to put all the groomsmen in their dress or summer whites, but dress blues just really stand out as military.
Post # 4
Thank you! You’re right about military weddings not being super coordinated. There aren’t very many options! I’ve only been to two and one chose red and white, the other used black and white for color scheme. They were both so elegant! And yep! The dress blues do make for a sharp look 🙂
Adding navy blue ribbon is a good idea. Oh and my brother corrected me, “dress blues” are actually black. Now that I think of it, the dress blues can more or less take the place of the tuxedo-look for the men. The other two groomsmen wearing “guayabera” style dress shirts, I will be asking them to wear black slacks. I think that should work?
These are the bouquets that I’m considering for the bridesmaids. They’re shown below next to the white cake. The last photo is a photo of a cake we’re thinking of selecting- only the flowers would be changed to same cream, green, and coral roses shown in other pic.
I’ll be emailing the bride-to-be this weekend to see what she thinks.
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Post # 5
Not sure if to go with bright flowers and celedon cake or follow the green, cream, ivory, and white flowers shown above on design board and then an all white cake.