(Closed) Dressing the men. Advice on where to start?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would dress your girls first. Find out what looks best on then and the figure out how you want your guys to match. Once you have their clothes, and actually see what they will look like it will be much easier to visualize what the men should look like.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have a similar color palette to yours for my wedding… more like blush pink, ivory, black/charcoal, silvers, and hints of green.  To be honest, the LAST thing I did was figure out what the guys would wear.  First, I went out with my BMs to find their dresses, then I met with the florist, and then I took Fiance to the boutique to find a tux.  The people at the boutique were really helpful (and thank God, they talked Fiance out of his mismatched patterns idea) and helped us make a decision based on the details of the wedding: what time is the wedding, how formal is it, what do the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses look like, what does YOUR dress look like, will it be in/outside, what’s the weather like, etc.

And in case you wanted to know, my BMs are wearing a blush pink dress with black embellished belt, I am wearing an ivory dress with ivory embellished belt, all guys have ivory shirts, Fiance is wearing a black tux that has a very subtle pinstripe with a bowtie and black vest, and the groomsmen are wearing black tuxes with charcoal vests and black ties and their vests have a subtle houndstooth pattern.  Wedding is outside, semi-formal, at night.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Charcoal suits with the green and ivory would be less stark than the black suits and still look formal and pretty nice together.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As others have said start with the women first. After you have decided what they are wearing, decide on suits or tuxes for the men.

If they are wearing tuxes your choice of shirts and ties is much more limited.

If they wear suits, charcoal sound like a great softer option to black and also ties in with your use of light charcoal elsewhere. You can bring in your hits of color in ties.

Boutonnieres can be used with either option to round out the color scheme.

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