Post # 1
We’re having a casual fall wedding. FI wanted to wear a jacket + pants instead of a suit, I said that was fine. With some help with the fashion consultant at Men’s Wearhouse, he selected navy pants, a gingham shirt, and a tan cordoroy jacket. He also has brown wingtip shoes. It looks great and most importantly, he loves it!
The problem is that we planned on doing a “fall leaves” color palette. I’ve told my only bridesmaid that she could pick any dress that was yellow, orange, red, or brown. We already have red, brown, and orange vases for the tables.
Is this going to look weird? If my bridesmaid picks a red dress, will my party look like an American flag? If she picks orange, will we look like we’re huge fans of the local football team (whose colors are navy and orange)? Am I worrying for no reason or should we change something?
Here is a picture from another website that shows a very similar look, just pretend he’s wearing a jacket instead of a vest.
Post # 3
You’re having a casual wedding, right? The operative word here is, I think, casual, which for me indicates that not everything needs to be super matchy matchy. I love the look in the picture you posted and I think your wedding will be absolutely beautiful no matter what color dress your bridesmaid chooses. Don’t worry about looking like a flag or football fans, I don’t think anyone will be looking at the groom’s pants – they will be too busy looking at your dress! 😀
Post # 4
I think that totally works with fall colours!
And don’t worry what people think of colours – when you walk into someone’s home, do you immediately think “oh my god I can’t believe they have that armchair in THAT colour, when they have that picture on the wall over there that is a totally different shade”
People don’t notice things like this. It’s obsessive brain taking over. Relax, it’ll be fine 🙂 x
Post # 5
Ahhh I feel like if I were you I’d have the exact same thoughts. But as an outsider, no not at all, nobody will notice or think those things. As PPs have said, you’re over thinking it 🙂
Post # 6
I love that inspiration pic! Like PPs have said, I’m sure no one will give it a second thought.
Post # 7
i think it will all work well. No need for concern.
Post # 8
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Thanks for the comments, everyone! I do tend to overthink things like this. 🙂 Everyone close to me is horrified!! that I’m being so lax with everyone’s attire and not doing the whole “groomsmen in matching tuxes with ties that match the bridesmaid’s dresses” thing that they’re used to. People keep telling me it’s going too weird and our pictures will suck if we don’t match, but it’s not like I coordinate with my friends on any other day of the year… 😛
Luckily everyone in the wedding party “gets” what I’m going for and likes that we are all wearing whatever we are comfortable in (within the same formality guidelines).