Post # 1
Ok, here’s my dilemma. We’re going with a vintage-y, relaxed themed wedding, the venue is an old mansion. My colours are ivory, browns, and blush accents. I have my ivory dress, my bridesmaids are in champagne, blush pink and chocolate brown.
Last night FI and I went to look at suits just to get some ideas, I knew I wanted the guys in tan suits, just wanted to see what was out there. Well, we came upon a great suit sale, I picked out a few, including one great light brown suit that would go perfectly. The salesman also grabbed a few blue and grey one for him to try on.
We narrowed it to two choices, the soft brown that would go perfectly and a grey that he really liked. I told him I want him to wear what he feels best in. He chose the grey. We go back today to buy it.
Bees, I can’t get it out of my head! I know he doesn’t understand the idea of a “colour scheme” or themes in general, he is simply going on which suit he likes better. I guess my question is… if the suit doesn’t really go with the theme/colour scheme, is it going to stand out? Or should I “subtley” try to influence him into the other choice? Lol.
Post # 3
@LeBonbon: As Dubcan would say, the groom is not an accessory. If he likes grey, he should wear grey.He will also get more wear from a grey suit in the future.
You can bring in the color scheme in the mens’ ties, or the boutonnieres.
Post # 4
@LeBonbon: I agree with your inital feeling – the groom should wear what he feels fabulous in.
Plus, grey will work with that colour scheme. Consider brown belt and shoes. The other guys can likely still wear tan.
Post # 5
let him wear gray its his wedding too. yes the brown would look better but what if he is more comfortable in gray his face and body stance will look relaxed and happy and natural
Post # 6
@cbgg: Thanks for that link, super helpful!
Thanks ladies, that was my thinking as well, I just started to doubt it when I was looking through my scrapbook of my ”vision”, and thinking how I had chosen brown suits. But he looks REAAAAAAAALLy good in the grey and so comfortable, you’re all right, his opinion is what matters about what he wears.
Post # 7
You’re definitely making the right choice. There’s nothing wrong with gray; it’s considered a neutal color. I have a brown tie I like to wear with my charcoal suit a lot, and I’d definitely wear brown shoes. I think the only mistake you can make is introducing black.
Post # 8
@LeBonbon: Grey suits are never out of place, and it will look great. It doesn’t matter whether he fits the colour scheme, if he doesn’t look good independently. Definitely the right way to go.