Post # 1
My FI is wearing a black suit and we are looking for a shirt for him. My dress is a Maggie Sottero in Diamond White which is not exactly white. Does it matter if my FI’s shirt is white or should it be the same exact color of my dress? I’m worried my dress will look dirty next to his white shirt.
Post # 3
There have been other posts about this- usually with brides with ivory dresses.
I don’t think it will make any difference.
Post # 4
I think the regular white will be fine. I don’t think it will make your dress look dirty. My dress is ivory and the dude at Men’s Wearhouse tried to convince me that not giving my FI an "ivory" shirt (I use the quotes because the shirt didn’t look ivory so much as dirty) would make my dress look weird. We just went with the regular white and I think it will look totally fine together.
Post # 5
I would go with just regular white.
Post # 6
Regular white should be good. It’s just a little bit less white, correct? What I’ve read says that it looks the same in photos. I work for the Men’s Wearhouse (^_^), and I definitely don’t see any problem with it. Would only recommend an ivory shirt if you were wearing an ivory dress, and even then it doesn’t look *bad*, just wouldn’t be my recommendation. I think it’ll look just fine!
Post # 7
I don’t think anyone is ever going to think, "wow, the groom looks great, but that bride, she looks dirty."
If you like the look of the white shirt, go with it.
Post # 8
I’m wearing a Maggie Sottero dress in Diamond White, and my groom is wearing a basic tux- with a crisp WHITE shirt. I’m not worried!
Post # 9
I happened to have this same conversation on Friday night! A friend who was married last fall was wearing an ivory dress, and the person at the tux rental place thought that the groom should wear an ivory shirt. So they decided to call their photographer and see if she had any input from past weddings. She had never noticed a difference while photographing but called her friend who owned a high end mens clothing store. His thought was 100% WHITE shirt – regardless of the color of the dress. The difference won’t appear in photographs – and the only thing that would happen with the groom wearing an ivory shirt is that he would look dirty when standing alone.
I tend to go with the high end clothing store opinion over the tux rental.
Post # 10
I just wanted to throw in another option, how about black? My hubby was insistent on him and the groomsmen wearing black shirts with their tux and they looked sharp.
Post # 11
I’m having the same debate, but my dress is a true ivory.
My sister had a Maggie Diamond White and groosman wore white…you couldn’t tell the difference at all.
Her wedding photo: http://www.dachowskiphotography.com/weddings/default-full.asp?full=w376.jpg&page=26
Post # 12
@erindesmar- I found a few pics with ivory dress/white shirt. You can see for yourself whether you think it’ll be an issue. It’s definitely a personal choice on whether you’ll care. Here, here, and here. To me it’s very noticable when the jackets are off, but not at all when they’re on.
Post # 13
I generally think that as long as the groom and the groomsmen all match, the dress doesn’t have to match the groom’s shirt unless they’re VERY different. Could you try having someone bring your shirt options (or LARGE matching swatches) to your dress fitting and hold them up to your gown and take photos? That could tell you how the different shirts translate on film.
Good luck deciding!