Post # 1
I just had a kind of scary thought. My Fiance is in the USMC and is planning on wearing his Blue-White Dress uniform for our June wedding. For those of you who may not know what that looks like, here is an example that I may have stolen from another thread: http://www-static.weddingbee.com/pics/167698/44-bridal-party-grass-trees-strapless-dress-one-shoulder-dress-bouquet-uniform-suit-tie-boutonniere.jpg
I haven’t bought a dress yet, but the one I am planning on getting at this point is an off white color. Was anyone else concerned about not matching the stark white of their FH’s uniform (Navy wives, I’m looking at you)? This would also apply for non-military weddings where the groom wore a white tux.
My dress definitely doesn’t look dingy on its own, but I am concerned that the comparison with his uniform will make me look slightly dirty. While I definitely wouldn’t want to steal the show from Fiance, dingy is not the look I was hoping for on my wedding day! Am I being crazy, will it not be noticable??
Bees, show me pics from your wedding day of your dress and your groom in a white uniform/tux!
Post # 3
I don’t have pics nor am I a military wife (my brother is i nthe USMC), but I do know what the uniforms look like. And when we were picking out shirt colors my husband told the groomsen they could pick white or ivory or cream because “white is white.” SMH…
My friend is wearing a gold/ivory dress and her FH is wearing a white shirt and it makes her dress look very dull.
If he wears the white pants, your dress will more than likely look a little dingy. I would opt for a white dress rather than something else.
Post # 4
I agree with megz06 – if you wear off-white next to a true white, it will look dingy. If you don’t want to wear a true, bright white dress, then you might want to go with one that’s not even meant to look white – a blush or champagne dress might look nice, especially with his navy uniform top. Bring along a true white shirt when you’re trying on dresses to compare colors with.
Post # 5
Well, at least I got some validation that I wasn’t crazy! Maybe I’ll have him wear the blue pants after all. Looking at pictures it definitely makes the bride stand out more as a pop of white, instead of having all them half-white Marines milling around haha
Post # 6
My dress was off white. It was somehwere between white and ivory, I forget exactly what it was called. My husband was in stark white but it looked just fine. Here’s two pictures:
Honestly I think it looks just fine. My dress didn’t look dingy in the least.
Post # 7
@thursdayschild: Oh you look more than fine, you look BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for sharing your picture, you two look really really lovely. Was the white/ivory thing something you were concerned about? I feel like I should just let it be because, really, I don’t look that great in stark white anyway haha.
Post # 8
@wubewe: First, thank you! I was a bit worried about it, but I didn’t like the look of straight white on me, so I went with what looked good on my skin, not what was going to match Darling Husband. It didn’t look the least bit dingy in person or in photos (though to be fair, in photos at least, I don’t know the level of editing that may have been applied). In person though, no one noticed, or at least cared enough to point it out.