Post # 1
OK – backstory…. my dress is ivory lace over light gold. It’s very similar to the Maggie Sottero Phillipa dress (in light gold) but a different designer and I can’t find pictures from that designer online. I’m having dress regret (naturally) and wishing I could go back in time and just take the ivory over ivory dress to make my life easier! Everyone (mom, dad, Maid/Matron of Honor, and 2 bridal consultants)agreed that the light gold was the way to go, for me and so that’s the one I chose….. but anyway. I always just assumed that my FH would wear a black tux with white shirt, vest, and tie and we want to groomsmen to be in black tuxes with white shirts, black ties and black vests. Will we look mismatched if he opts for white? He hated the way the ivory shirt looked with the black tux, and insists on a white shirt. The people at the tux place were trying to show us ivory and champagne colored vests/ties, but I just think that looks dumb with a white shirt.
I guess my main concern is that if he goes for the white look, that somehow my dress will look DIRTY or yellow-y next to him. Who knew THIS would be the harder decision?!?! Any brides out there wear a dress with a light gold/champagne color? What did your hubbies wear to coordinate? Does it even matter???
Post # 4
my dress is ivory lace over oyster (not quite gold/champne but slightly darker than ivory) and we just went this weekend to pick the tuxes. The owner of the shop immediately asked what color my dress was- and when I said ivory…he immediately said the guys would be in ivory shirts. I had a concern about the ivory men’s shirts looking not the same as bridal ivory– I thought they would look yellowish/dirty based off what I have read here…and the pleated ones DO…but the ones I saw that were non-pleated did not look yellowish. So, right now my fiance is going to be in black tux/ivory shirt/ivory vest/ivory tie, and all the groomsmen will be in black tux/black vest/black tie/ivory shirt (just like you!)
However, I am also second guessing whether or not to put them in all white shirts instead of ivory just in case they end up looking yellowish!
why are these little details sooooo stressful?? my fiance thinks I am crazy.
but–I do not think a white shirt will make your dress look dingy.
Post # 5
So glad to know I’m not the only one (FYI, I tried on an ivory over oyster dress also!! And I love how the lace pops when the color under it is different!) We went to Men’s Warehouse and I have to say, I was really disappointed. They don’t keep any of their tuxes in stock – so they couldn’t actually show us what we were paying to rent. They took a few of the jackets off the displays but they were all the wrong size etc. The “ivory” shirt she grabbed (which was a Joseph Abboud shirt from the rack) had a real yellowish look to it and Fiance was like OH NO WAY! I might just give up the fight, let him wear the white that he wants to wear, and call it a day! Good luck with your choice too!
Post # 6
I would say go with white then. From browsing through all the boards here, most girls who wear ivory dresses have their guys in white–and it doesnt look bad! besides, what everyone says–who really is going to notice at the wedding?! (or care for that matter!)