Post # 1
Looking for some advice on dressing the groomsmen for a fairly casual outdoor ceremony. This is proving to be much more difficult than it was for the girls! So, I’m wearing an ivory dress (don’t remember the exact shade, but I thought it looked pretty close to white), bridesmaids are wearing short lapis color dreses from David’s Bridal, groomsmen already ordered light gray suits, and groom will be wearing darker charcoal suit. Now we’re looking for shirts for the guys to buy at a reasonable price (hopefully under $25), and ties for groom to give as a gift (again, hopefully under $30 or so).
For the shirts- people have said white will make the dress look dirty and that ivory doesn’t match with gray. Others say this is bs and it doesn’t matter. We were thinking about a very light lavender shirt but are having a hard time finding one, especially at a reasonable price.
For the ties- groom wants a sortof funky design with mostly purple and a little bit of yellow (we’ll be having mostly yellow flowers), something that will “tie” everything together, but I think it shouldn’t be too crazy or the whole look will be too distracting.
Post # 3
There are lots of posts out there that talk about the ivory/white debate, just search for them to see pictures and opinions!
If you’re looking for inexpensive dress shirts, stay away from suit stores and upper class department stores, and check out some chains that carry mens clothes. For example, we’ve got some nice dress shirts for my husband in a variety of colours from H&M, Urban Behaviour (including a lavender one) etc.
Post # 4
We got our entire guy’s outfits at JcPenny (suit pants, white dress shirt, tie, belt, flip flops) at JcPenny for under $100 each!
Post # 5
My FI just ordered and received his ties from http://www.thetiebar.com. They were $15 each and they have a TON of colors and designs. They got here super fast and are great quality!
Post # 6
They had some nice Kenneth Cole shirts at my local Sam’s for less than $20 each.
Post # 7
I’ve seen white shirts on most groomsmen/grooms and it never made the bride’s dress look dirty. Maybe they all were wearing true white, but I doubt it.
Post # 8
J C Penney has a few lavender or light purple shirts in the $20 range
http://www.thetiebar.com is a great website for men’s ties
Purple ties :
Post # 9
We are doing an outdoor ceremony also. Just got our groom/groomsman suits at Boscovs…having a huge suit sale right now. Of course, the suit we loved was the most pricey…$200 but they look AMAZING in them. Groom wearing ivory shirt and tie; groomsman wearing matching black tie and ivory shirt…
Post # 10
@whitelake: Hi there. I am doing a VERY similar color combo for my wedding this October and would love to see any pics you might have of yours. My dress is ivory, girls are DB lapis, and guys are grey…
Post # 11
@bellaselwyn: She is unlikely to se your post as that is the one and only post she made on WeddingBee. If you click on the Bees name, you can see their posts, so you know if they are still active.)