Does an ivory dress=ivory shirt for the Groom/Groomsmen?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Well i am putting my guy and his guys in a Ivory shirts because it just goes better with my color scheme—> my colors are chocolate,ivory,burnt orange and champagne — My dress is Ivory/champagne and the girls are going to be in Burnt Orange so i am having my FH and his Groomsmen in brown suits, FH will have Ivory shirt and champagne tie and vest, his Groomsmen will have ivory shirt and burnt orange vest/ties. I think if you are going to have his shirt/vest and tie all one color i would go with Ivory; but if you are doing a different color for his vest/tie a white shirt wouldnt be all that noticible

HIH

SAra

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dress is candlelight and the guys are wearing navy jackets and khaki pants for our 11 am wedding-2nd time for both of us so we are going a bit more informal-guys are wearing white shirts and it really looks fine.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

My dress is ivory and the groomspeople (one of whom is a woman) are wearing white shirts with their suits. I would have preferred ivory but my fiance had already told everyone white, so I just decided to let it go. I don’t think it’s going to be a huge deal.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

AHAHAHH – we also recently had the men’s store who is providing our groomsmens’ wear, that ivory was the end all be all since my dress is ivory. We’ve since decided to be not nazi-ish about it because my man found a goreous white Eves Staint Laurent WHITE shirt that he wants to wear with his purchased tux. It looks goregous so I’m pro letting him go with it – it will be more relevant in the long run. I say buck what everyone is saying. We all look good!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

My dress is ivory and the guys are wearing white shirts. I thought the ivory shirts (this was at Men’s Wearhouse) looked much more yellowish than my dress did and definitely looked dingy. So we’re going with white shirts.

I was in a wedding last year where the bride wore ivory, and the guys wore white, also.

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I’ve gone back and forth on this too! My dress is a light ivory, so when Mens Wearhouse insisted the guys wear ivory i was caught off guard. Their ivory shirt looked almost buttercup yellow. I am going to have the guys wear white, but am also debating the ivory vest for my guy- the rest are wearing navy blue. When my sister got married, my BIL wore white with a champagne vest which picked up some accents in her dress. Bottom line is, we definately stress about this way too much. Barely any of the vest is seen in pictures.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

my dress is ivory too and the guys are wearing white shirts with the ivory vest.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

my dress is ivory and my fiance is wearing an ivory shirt, chocolate tux, aqua vest, ivory tie. other groomsmen are wearing the same but with aqua tie instead of ivory.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

David’s Bridal insisted that my FH wear ivory to match my ivory dress or else my dress could look "dirty" in comparsion in photos. 

However, like white, there are a million shades of ivory.  So when I hem my dress, I’m going to ask for the extra fabric and bring it along when we get FH’s shirt.  Hopefully, we can get a close match.  For the groomsmen, I’m just going to say ivory…even if they show up in white, I’m sure it’ll be fine.  They’re not wearing the same suit, and I’m putting them in matching ties and bouts.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My dress is a soft white, not as dark as ivory, but not bright white. The first thing my mom said was, NOBODY CAN WEAR WHITE. Lol. I guess if the groomsmen/fathers/groom etc are wearing white it will make the dress look dirty?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I know this is an old thread, but I went to Men’s Warehouse last night and had the same issue.  Those shirts are definitely yellow!  The saleswoman kept trying to push it since I said my dress was ivory.  But like others said, it is a very light ivory, with silver detailings, so I do not think that it would look good with such a yellow-ivory.  Ugg, I was so disapointed with Men’s Warehouse.  Don’t they advertise that they can match any color from David’s Bridal?  This is not the case at all.  So in my head I was thinking, we can go try After Hours Formal Wear and see what color vests & ties they have, but apparently they were bought by Men’s Warehouse.  Anyway, if this is where we end up getting the tuxes, we are definitely going with white shirts.  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i haven’t read all the posts but my dress is ivory, and i’m just not a big fan of white anything, so i’m thinking we’ll do off-white of ivory for the guys. 

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