Post # 1
I already have my dress (which I haven’t shown to him), and the fiance is shopping for his tux. Apparently it’s recommended for the bride and groom to coordinate their outfits? But how do people do this while still keeping an element of “surprise” for the wedding day?
Post # 2
Excuse me if I am being dense but I’m not really sure how a white/ivory dress doesn’t coordinate with a black tux. I appreciate that not everyone goes with a white dress these days, or a tux for that matter, but unless you’re really quirky I think it will be fine and coordinate by default.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I wore a white wedding dress and he wore a black tuxedo with a white shirt, white vest and a white bow tie
Post # 4
Yes we did. My dress was ivory instead of white. He made sure his shirt was also ivory/off-white. My bouquet and his boutonniere were the only arrangements with red flower. I had red shoes, and he wore red socks! Just small stuff like that.
Post # 5
Yes but with accessories instead…my hair pin was dusty pink like his tie and we both wore Louboutins.
Post # 6
Only in terms of keeping the same level of formality/informality. I don’t think you need be too rigid about matching the colour aspect.
Post # 7
annaille : i helped husand pick out his whole suit (he had a custom made). i specfically chose a ligh grey with warm undertones since my dress was ivory and rose. but if your Fiance is wearing a tux, i dont see what there is to coordinate?
Post # 8
The groom is not an accessory to the bride, any more than the groomsmen are accessories to the bridesmaids. Matching solid color vests and ties particulalry, is a very prom-ish look.
The mens accessories shoudl be chosen for their suit or tuxedo not the woman they are accompanying.
Post # 9
We didn’t coordinate at all, my dress was ivory and his shirt was white. I guess his boutonnière matched some of the flowers in my bouquet? Other than that I’m really not sure how you are supposed to match. It’s not prom!
Post # 11
Our wedding is in August 2019, but we have already talked about the outfits (FI was stressed about the formality of it all). We are not going to coordinate, the premise is semi-formal I guess, I intend to get a very laid back, simple white gown, and he can come in a shirt and pants for all I care, as long as he is comfortable!!! The only think we plan to match is my bouquet with his boutonniere, that’s it.
Post # 12
We did coordinate since we were both in light/cream colors. I had a scrap of my dress fabric that was cut off during alterations, and we took that with us to shop for his suit. I don’t think it’s necessary for most outfits, but for our “shades of white” palette I think it was helpful.
Post # 13
sapphire27 : how does he wear a boutonniere without a jacket?
Post # 14
We are totally coordinating. I will be wearing a dark blue shrug with my off-white dress and he will get a dark blue suit that he can wear again for other occasions. I’d hate for his dark blue to not match my dark blue!
Post # 15
It’s not senior prom. I wouldn’t worry about coordinating. Everything goes with white/ivory. If you’re not wearing white, I’d give him a color palette to work with so his suit won’t clash with your dress.