- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
@lschwar2: I think you look fabulous in that dress. But you have such a wonderful teeny tiny figure that I’m sure you will look stunning in anything.
The answer to your question is NO. Just because a bride wears an ivory dress, the groom does not have to wear an ivory shirt. This is very outdated and inaccurate information mosrly perpetuated by Men’s Wearhouse staff. I doubt they would tell him to wear a pink shirt if you had a pink dress.
Their reasoning always is that it will make your dress look dingy which is not true. Besides which, until later in the evening when the groom takes off his jacket, his shirt will not be right next to your dress. His jacket will be.
Very pretty dress. Both my consultant and my fiance’s tux consultant recommended that his shirt match my dress.
Love the dress! I think you look so pretty in it. I prefer Ivory since White can be SO WHITE, know what I mean? I think Ivory is still plenty elegant without being abrasive.
if the dress is ivory and the shirt on the groom is white no one will notice, i can assure u!!!!!
ivory is popular because its more flattering on most skin colours than white. white can be too stark and harsh on the majority of skin tones, whereas ivory is more subtle and suits nearly all skin tones.
Beautiful dress! And definitely go with ivory. It’s flattering on 99% of girls but I don’t think white usually is. It’s too bright and the details don’t stand out as much either.
Go with ivory as it’s flattering to more skin tones. Your guy should wear a white shirt.
@lschwar2: Actually most dresses are ivory, not white. White doesn’t really look good on most people (unless you have really really dark or really really white skin, it’s a winter colour I believe so it can be harsh). No one will notice if your FI wears a white shirt, but if he really wants ivory, I am sure it may look better with his skintone as well, lol.
Love it! The grooms absolutely doesn’t have to have a ivory shirt (most of them look awful and dingy and nicotine stained). It you really are concerned you can do a white shirt with an ivory tie, but honestly any color tie will break up the white enough and it will be fine.
go ivory, a salon owner once told me that 95% of people get ivory, versus white because it looks way better on most skin tones. I wore Ivory while PBear wore a white shirt, I’m not sure you can tell in any of our pictures.
@julies1949: This! +1! When we went to order FI’s tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse, they asked what color my dress was. When I said Ivory, HE PUT IN AN ORDER FOR AN IVORY SHIRT. I had to tell him no, and he literally argued with me about how it would look bad. What the eff?
i tried on my dress in ivory but i wanted a white dress and ordered it in white.
i am jewish and my chuppah covering was my great grandmother’s veil that was ivory (probably more yellowed) because it was so old. it did not look bad with my white dress.
if you want a white dress, order the white dress.