(Closed) Can the groom be in color?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I have seen grooms in colored ties/vests before, although more often it is the groomsmen in color and the groom in ivory, brown, or black. I think usually the idea is to have the groom match the bride, so I think if your flowers match his tie, everything would work out fine. It’s all about balance.

I think the biggest thing you need to consider is how the pictures will look. An orange tie might pull all the attention to the tie instead of the overall bride and groom, unless is it balanced by your flowers or something.

Post # 4
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Why wouldnt the groom be able to be in color!?! My groom is wearing a green tie with small blue diagonal stripes and our Groomsmen are wearing a very similar tie but its in yellow. He will be the only one in green! I dont see why anyone would say a groom couldnt wear a colored tie!! Who cares what grooms “usually” do!? Tell your groom (or you) to do what he wants to do!!

Post # 5
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think your colors sound great. My friend had brown with orange flowers and lime green accents and the groom wore a lime green tie.

Post # 6
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Our colors were also Burnt orange and chocolate brown with ivory as an accent.  My groom and groomsmen all wore chocolate brown tuxes with burnt orange ties……so absolutely your groom can be in color!!!!!  I never saw anything that said that, but it is your wedding and you can do and dress the groom any way you want to!!!!  Good luck!

Post # 7
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Your Groom most def can be in color. My Fiance is wearing a full white tux and is looking for a tie with our colors (Apple red and Tangerine orange).

Post # 8
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Every groom I have ever seen has been in color!

Post # 9
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Grooms wearing colored ties or vests is a modern look. To me personally, I think it looks a little too “prom-y” for a wedding. But if your wedding is somewhat casualor modern, or you are young, I think it would be completely appropriate.

Post # 10
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Let’s hear it for color! My colors are chocolate brown, candy apple red, and sky blue. While we briefly entertained the idea of light blue tuxes with ruffled shirts (very 80s… and I’m kidding), we went with brown tuxes and red ties. The red ties are subtly textured and look really cool. Plus, the guys are wearing red Chuck Taylors with their tuxes. Of course, we’re having an early evening backyard wedding, so it’s not super formal or traditional. I think modern brides are eschewing stodgy tradition for tradition’s sake and making their weddings more personal. I agree with the majority… if you like color, go for it!

Post # 11
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Historically speaking, depending on the era, the bride wore the best outfit in her closet and so did the guy.  Also, in certain eras, only nobility wore certain colors – ie:purple- and everyone else had to wear any other color.

So, why not?  It’s your wedding, do as you want! 😀 

Personally speaking, I’m wearing a bridal gown that was given to me (will be altered though, lol) and a black/silver underbust corset.  The groom is going to be wearing a leather jerkin, white shirt, black pants and whatever else he deems necessary.  (we’re both also wearing weapons as well as many of the guests and bridal party). 

do what you want, not what “custom” dictates.  make your OWN customs!!!  and, as long as your future hubby doesn’t mind, I say go for it!  It’s more fun to be original than typical. 🙂

Post # 12
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Who told you that? Of course he can be in color.

Post # 13
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve seen the groom in color before and it looked awesome.  I like your idea of having him wear the burnt orange tie!  It sounds beautiful!! 

Post # 14
2858 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

You and the groom can wear whatever you want!

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