Post # 1
My fiance has decided to use the wedding to celebrate his Scottish heritage (even though his Scottish pride was never mentioned or art of his life prior to wedding planning). He initially (though perhaps jokingly) wanted to wear a kilt. He thought one of his friends from Scotland would be in the wedding and would wear a kilt also. That friend is unable to participate and I think FI is a little reluctant to be the only one wearing a kilt. Also, my mom and his mom were not fans of the kilt idea.
He still wants to incorporate the tartan into his attire. I am fine with this but I do think it looks a little heavy for a May wedding. I am looking for advice on how he should incorporate it and then what color his groomsmen should wear. The BM dresses are sapphire (really a navy) with an ivory sash.
Should FI wear tartan vest, long tie, or bow tie? FI is tall and though not overweight, he could lose a few pounds (I add this because it may affect which option would work best).
If tartan vest, long or bow tie (and what color)?
If tartan bow tie, should it pair with vest, cummerbund or suspenders (again, what color)?
If tartan long tie, what should it go with?
Finally, what color/type of ties/vest/cummerbund/suspenders do you think would look the best?
I am posting pictures of the tartans he is considering.
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Post # 3
I hit submit before posting tartans. here they are:
Post # 4
Have you seen any pictures of the options you mention?
I’m a little worried that a plaid vest and/or tie will look like your FI should be working at a carnival or something.
Can he just incorporate it by making it a handkerchief to tuck in the pocket of his jacket? Or perhaps use it as part of the boutonierre? (ie a little swatch behind the bout or used to wrap the bout like a ribbon)
Can you use ribbon of the tartan to wrap your bouquet?
Check out this post for non-tartan ways of incorporating Scottish heritage:
Post # 5
Rosychicklet: it’s so funny that you mentioned that he would look like he is working at a carnival! That is exactly what I have been worried about. I think I used the term ringmaster.
I really don’t like the idea of tartan tie or vest, but it seemed fairly important to him and I didn’t want to deny him that. It has been causing me stress — probably out of proportion to the particularly aspect.
I like the idea of wrapping the bouquet with tartan or using it as background for the boutonierre. I will run that by him. I think he does want some part of his attire to incorporate tartan.
So, assuming no tartan tie/vest/cummerbund, what color should his tie be? And the groomsmen? As I mentioned, BM dresses are close to a navy with an ivory sash. My dress is ivory.
Post # 6
For the ties- if you choose the tartan with the red in it, you could go with red (unless you are worried about red/white/blue).
You could get a tie that matches the dresses- maybe have the GMs in navy ties and the groom in an ivory tie. That was the GMs match the BMs and the groom matches you.
Also- can you find tartan socks? That might be funny/cute way to incorporate it too!