Does the groom have to wear a white shirt?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 16
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My H wore blue, with a lavender tie.  He wanted to match our flowers and likes to wear blue (it was his “something blue).



Post # 17
2904 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

My Fiance is wearing a light gray shirt with a charcoal vest and no jacket. This is the inspiration photo he picked (he will be closer dressed to the groomsmen than to the groom): 

Post # 18
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

A friend from HS just got married and her Darling Husband wore a blue and white gingham type pattern shirt – it was so cute, looked really nice with a tan suit. 

Post # 19
1688 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My groom wore a burgundy shirt with a dark grey suit. It looked phenomenal! You can’t much see his shirt colour in the guest pics I have so far, but you can get an idea here:


Post # 20
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My Fiance is wearing white because he wanted to and that fits our wedding, but LOVE the idea of patterned shirts – it’s a more modern and fashion-y look in a lot of ways if done right. Frankly your groom can wear whatever you and he want him to wear. There’s no reason you can’t do color! 

Post # 21
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Mines wearing a dark purple shirt. He hates white, I hate how white photographs. Im not following any “rules”

Post # 22
2543 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

tessadub :  Yes. The groom must be wearing a white shirt. All the bridesmaids must be wearing the same dresss. The harpist must play Pachelbel’s Canon and the ring bearer must be no older than 3.


Post # 25
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

Fiance has only ever worn his one white shirt to funerals. He’s really into fairly bold or floral patterns generally so I’m thinking he’ll go with a floral shirt for the wedding. Hopefully the marriage will survive it :p

Post # 26
5365 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mine wore a lighter blue shirt with a navy suit for our beach wedding! 

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