Post # 1
Hi everyone! Okay so I have a question:
In your opinion, would it look strange if the bride was wearing more of a fuller skirted, ball gown style dress while the groom and groomsmen are in dark grey suits? I toyed with the idea of FH wearing a tux and the rest of the guys in suits but I thought that might look even more off putting.
The reason I’m asking is that I’m having my gown custom made and we were originally going for a more casual style but when I tried on my dress which was initially more of a column dress, I discovered that I loved it with a bit more volume. The ladies are also in more casual dresses and I’m not wearinga veil (a dainty flower crown for me!) and I figured the mismatchy-ness of it all might flow. It seems the rest of our wedding has lent itself to elegant mismatching anyway.
Anyway, let me know what you ladies think! Thanks! <3
Post # 3
I’m doing a fancy schmancy dress and my groom will be in a tan suit. It will look freaking fabulous! You are going to look AWESOME and so will your DH.
Post # 4
@FrostedLace: I looked on line at found this image http://www.mytuxedocatalog.com/wp-content/uploads/Tux_or_Suit2.jpg (hope the link works) me me personally i like the suit better, the tux reminds me of something a little boy would wear, or Winston Churchill…lol sorry..My FI wanted to stand out a little so he wants either a darker or lighter suit then his party.
Post # 5
It depends on the fabric I think. Satin with more casual suits might look off, but a softer flowier fabric would look fine.
Post # 6
I think the bride can be more formal. I went into my engagement and wedding dress shopping thinking I wanted a simple, ivory dress with little to no train. I did not feel bridal in them at all. I wanted my groom and groomsmen to wear suits since it was going to be outside near the water and bridesmaids in short dresses. I ended up with a very formal, bright white, bridal gown. The guys wore tuxedos because my husband really wanted too. I still wanted suits. I think suites like navy, tan and gray look great with formal bridal gowns!
Post # 7
The wedding I was at this weekend, the bride had a huge princess ballgown and the groom wore a light grey suit. I thought it looked fine!
Post # 8
I think you should wear whatever you want to. You are the bride you should wear what makes you feel beautiful!
Post # 9
No, not at all! I don’t see anything wrong with a ballgown next to a suit. 🙂
Post # 10
@FrostedLace: What time are your ceremony and reception?
Post # 11
I wore a huge ball gown and my DH wore a black suit. His groomsmen wore black shirts and black pants while my girls wore floor length black gowns… It looked fine!
Post # 12
I’m wearing a ball gown, my soon to be hubby will be in a suit, and his groomsmen will just be in black pants, white button up shirts, and tie.
Post # 13
Oh wow, you guys are awesome, totally allayed my fears.
@HappilyEverAfter54: Your photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for visual evidence of awesomeness. 🙂
@ Duncan: My wedding is at 11am outside in a pretty courtyard under some crepe myrtles.
This is great because my dress is super flowy and light with a net overlay… I don’t think I could love it more than I do.
Thank you so much, everyone!
Post # 14
I think it will look great!
Post # 15
My dress was very formal and my husband didn’t even wear a suit. He wouldn’t have been comfortable. He wore the below, black pants white shirt and tie, his groomsmen wore the same except they had black shirts. They looked great.
Post # 16
To reiterate what others have already said, the ballgown with suits will be fine. 🙂
I wore an A-line dress, had flowers instead of a veil also and my hubby wore a black suit. So it worked for us.