Post # 1
I’m new to all this, but after finding my dress today (!!!)…
(except two toned, like this)
I’m concerned about whether or not my original color choices (ivory and emerald) will work when it comes to the tuxedo and our flower girl’s dress. I feel like the emerald may clash with this coffee color in the wedding dress and someone at the shop said that she wouldn’t recommend a black tuxedo to accompany this dress.
My grandmother suggested a chocolate brown tuxedo, but I wonder if we’ll look back in 40 years and say, “What were we thinking?” – similar to how tuxes from the 70’s are viewed nowadays.
The details: We’re having a vintage literature themed wedding, in an old inn (circa early 1900’s) in March 2012 with a relatively formal feel. We won’t be having a bridal party – just a flower girl.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
what shade of emerald color are you going with? I think a darker emerald would look amazing with the coffee color and ivory. Also for tux wise…..black would be to harsh for an ivory coffee color….chocolate may look a little to dark as well. Did you look at maybe a tan or khaki color for them? I would suggest a coffee color flowergirl dress with maybe a sash that in the emerald color you do for your dress….that way it is a more polished look!
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
I agree with d_mari3 about the possibility of using a nice dark emerald green. A dark green would accent the color of your dress nicely.
Your dress is gorgeous by the way!
Post # 5
How fancy is your wedding? If it’s formal, you really can’t do anything but a black tux and no one will think twice about the color combo because it’s what’s expected. If your wedding is not so formal you have more leeway. I personally don’t care for the look of brown tuxes or suits and I think khaki would look too much like you were trying to match your dress to his suit.. What about a navy or charcoal suit? I think as long as the green color you pick is less saturated/more muted it will look good. For example, you could do a forest green, but a bright, saturated kelly green wouldn’t work.
Post # 6
d_mari3 – Thanks so much for responding!
I was afraid that khaki might give off more of a “relaxed” feel than what we were going for and that we might look too bland, thought with a pop of color in the tie, that might help.
I’m wearing an emerald & diamond bracelet, (excuse the terrible picture), so we were hoping to stay as close to a true emerald color as possible, but I agree that a dark emerald (maybe more of a hunter green?) would complement the coffee color nicely. Would it still be okay to wear the bracelet though?
FloretteLiz Thank you!! 🙂
Post # 7
I would wear the bracelet with the darker green….the emeralds are not going to be neck to the sash all the time…you may pose for pictures holding the bouquet infront of the sash but I dont think anyone is going to be like OMG why would she wear a lighter green bracelet with that dark green sash!
side not on tux color….if you are wanted that formal look go with the black tuxes. I am wearing a champagne color dress and it looks great next to a black tux. A coffee brown my not look bad with it…..when you go tux shopping ask for a coffee color swatch….I know they have coffee color ties and vest. I have seen them with black tuxes!
Post # 8
@blg529: It’s more formal than a beach wedding, but it’s not a black tie event, so somewhere in the middle – all male guests will be expected to wear suits. Honestly, I’d prefer a black tux. Would a black tux with hunter/forest green accents (i.e. vest & tie) look too dark? Hmmm….probably.
The emeralds in the bracelet were part of our color inspiration, but we haven’t really made any set plans for anything that requires our colors (i.e. invitations, Save the Dates, etc.), so there’s still room/time to change or add to them. However, I’m in love with the bracelet, so I’d like to be able to wear it (without looking foolish)!
Post # 9
I would go for two different shades of green – maybe hunter and then a slightly lighter shade for the boys? (Especially if you go with a black tux)
Also, what about a gray tux/suit?
Post # 10
alright I googled some tuxes for you:
emerald green with black: I like the way this looks!
Brown with a pop of color I think it would look awesome with emerald:
Coffee color tux I think if you did a dark emerald color it would look awesome!
Black with brown….just so you can see what a brown color would look like with black:
Hope that will give you better visual!
Post # 11
Honestly, I think a black tux will look clashy and dated with that gorgeous gown. Like the two of you are going to prom and didn’t discuss what to wear beforehand, actually (the green vest/tie with the black tuxedo next to your dress is especially prom-ish).
Have him wear a beautiful medium-brown suit with some texture to it with a sophisticated (read: not fake satin kelly green) textured brown vest and deep green tie. It’ll look smashing!
Post # 12
@d_mari3: Thank you for the vote of confidence regarding the black tux!
Also, getting a black tux would eliminate having to tell my fiancee that the dress isn’t white-white, since he wants to be kept in the dark about it until our wedding day.
Thank you too for reminding me that the bracelet wouldn’t really be the focal point of anyone (other than me!). I think I was hung up on that.
Post # 13
@d_mari3: Thanks for all the pictures! I like the coffee colored suit (with purple accents in the picture, but dark green for our wedding) the best, even though it’s more casual than what I had in mind and may be too close to the color of my dress.
@crayfish: Is the color brown that you were thinking of shown in any of the pictures above?