Post # 1
Yesterday we bought FI’s wedding suit which is dark gray and wool and Italian and I love-love-love it. Oh, and subtley striped.
He did the tailor fitting in a very trendy loaner shirt that wasn’t his size that looked like a picnic tablecloth and now we’re wondering what color shirt he should wear. We agree it should be a solid color and classic but the “colors” don’t help–they are emerald green with Majestic Sunset roses. White seems wrong since I won’t be in it, but what if the ivory doesn’t match? Would it be silly if it did?
Post # 3
You’ll be fine with white, as I’m sure others will say, even if your dress is ivory. Here is my ivory dress and ivory veil with my man’s white shirt, white-on-white tie and gray suit, my ivory roses, and the officiant’s white shirt with black suit and gray-and-white tie.
Post # 4
Ivory shirts are typically more yellow than ivory dresses. Have him wear a white shirt- you won’t even notice the difference. There are numerous threads with photos of ivory brides and white-shirted grooms, if you want to check it out for yourself.
Post # 5
We were told if dress is Ivory shirts should be Ivory… it’s really up to you but the idea is the Ivory may look dirty next to the white…
Post # 6
How “ivory” is your ivory dress? I’m having FI wear a white shirt because my dress looks a lot more white than ivory. The men’s shirts (as has been said) tend to look more yellow as ivory than ivory wedding dresses.
Post # 7
It’s silk ivory with a plain silk skirt and pearl beading around the top and lace. It looks pretty ivory to me.
Post # 8
ivory dress and a white shirt… you can’t tell at all
Post # 9
This is so not a dumb question. I am glad you asked it, because I had never thought about it before.
Post # 10
My dress is “Light gold”, so we’re going with ivory shirts… But if your dress is ivory, you’ll be fine with white shirts!
Post # 11
We bought him a “No Iron” white shirt but it wrinkled like h3ll when I laundered it, so may return it. Doesn’t seem to fit right anyway, in spite of being a “slender fit.”
Thanks for the suggestions–he’ll wear white.