Post # 1
Today my fiance and I went looking for tuxes for the groomsmen. The girls are wearing a light tan colour and I had always assumed the guys would be in a black tux with a tan coloured vest/tie. Well, none of tux colours available look good with our bridesmaid dress colour. The sales associate suggested trying chocolate brown vest/tie instead and surprisingly I love it with the dress. Now that I’m home though, I’m starting to second guess it. Our wedding colours are tan, choclate brown and pinks and is a classy country theme. Would the tux and dress look ok together? Any advice/opnions greatly appreciated!
PS – groom has requested that the tuxes be black and not tan/brown/grey
Post # 3
I suggest the men wear black vests. Matching vests can come off a little “prom-ish”.
Traditionalists will say that the men should wear a black tie. They are not props for the wedding/
I think you could bring in the brown by having the men wear a black and brown tie.
Post # 4
i second the colored vest. Do a black vest and then you can do a colored tie. I like the suggestion above. Or maybe even do pink
Post # 5
Your fiancé wants black Tuxedos; that’s the end of the discussion on whate colour the suits should be. That said, I highly reccomend you both read http://www.BlackTieGuide.com
Is this a day time or evening wedding? Day time, I am not a fan of the use of evening wear, such as Tuxedos, during the day, but still better to do it right, even if during the day. Skip the coloured accessories, and do a classic black tie – meaning black and white, period.
I think the best combination with those dresses is navy blue suits, personally. Every man should own at least one navy suit, anyway.
Post # 6
@julies1949: The black and brown ties are exactly what has me second guessing myself 🙂 We tried a few of those and I quite liked them – I didn’t think of pairing them with a black vest though – great idea!
@mgbser: I found the perfect tie that had some pink in it, but the Mr. is dead set against wearing any pink LOL I had no idea this decision would be tougher than finding my wedding gown haha
@Duncan: I should probably clairify that we actually decided on nice black suits, not tuxes (sorry, I meant to mention that in my post!). The ceremony is in the early afternoon with reception in the evening and we really don’t want it to feel too formal. I think this is where I’m having trouble. He is wanting the black suit and we do still want it to feel like a wedding…..he is wearing the black suit with ivory vest and tie. I’m concerned the groomsmen will look too dark next to the girls.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
My colors are similar! Beige, chocolate brown with touches of red/burnt orange. The groomsmen will wear beige shirts, brown tie, black suit. FH will wear White shirt, beige vest, brown tie, black suit. I haven’t gone to see them in person/on them so we will see if that changes.
Post # 8
I think it will look great personally. wearing a different color vest from tie will actually look very odd. This comes from my Esquire obsessed FI, a mans style type as well.
Post # 9
@happyheidi1984: I would go with charcoal, or navy, not black. A black suit has extremely limited usefulness. If you’re renting, get whatever you want, but if you want the guys to buy, then let them buy something they can wear to other weddings, work, job interviews, etc.
Post # 10
@happyheidi1984: yeah- I don’t think I could get my fiancé to wear pink either… Hahaha. Maybe have him in all in black and white and only have the color for the groomsmen