- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
Hello ladies, please help me decide how to dress the guys! My dress is the Claire Pettibone “Larissa” ) It is ivory/cream with blush and pink accents. My BMs are in long Amsale champagne dresses:, like the color in the pix, but a slightly different style, simple empire cut with spaghetti straps. My Flower Girl is in an ivory/pink combo dress, a cotton ivory top with a tutu pink bottom (my baby girl will also wear the same dress). My decorations are natural/earthy – lots of creams, lots of birch, a little black, a little blush, a little beige. The flowers are cream hydrangeas and blush peonies with accents to include feathers, greens and tallow berries. My bouquet is all cream, BMs have blush in theirs. We have bouttoneires for the guys with same scheme….
I am torn how to dress the guys!
Initially, my thought was to have the guys in charcoal suits, thinking charcoal was softer and would “blend” better with my light colors. However, finding charcoal suits has been a disaster!(The guys have to buy them, as I found no rentals.) And to top it off, my groom wants a vest. So I found a black (with pattern stripe to make the black a little softer) 3-piece suit for under $200. I told my groom that if he wants, the guys can buy the version without the jacket, putting the cost at just $100.
First, do you think black suits (black pants, vests, jackets) would be okay? here is apic of my dress next to a black suit:
Do you think having my groom (and the officiant – he’s our friend) in full suit, while the guys just wear the vests, is okay? I have no concerns about vests only for the reception as the reception is outside at the lake/beach, but the ceremony is inside in a rustic-like venue, in front of a huge fireplace with candles and big vases next to the fireplace with birch in them and hydrangea-flower mix on top (so we brought the outside in):.
Also, if we go with the suits, there will be no shoes to rent, so I am okay with letting the guys choose their own (black non-shiny) shoes.
Finally, for the shirt and tie……… Should my groom wear a white shirt and black tie, with the guys wearing white shirt and black striped or pattern tie? or a charcoal tie, with guys weariing a charcoal striped or pattern tie?
It’s not my style to match the ties/vests exactly to the color of the dress (like have them wear champagne ties and vests because the girls are wearing champagne dresses). I know many like the match vest/tie to dress look and I think it looks great, but just not for us. I would rather have the vests and ties complement the dress colors, not perfectly match them.
So what do you think ladies? can you please vote and if you have any other ideas, I would love to hear them.
Other ideas would be potentially another color suit, maybe a checked shirt for my guy with a solid tie to complement, with the guys in white shirts and ties to complement my guy (for example, groom in blue checked shirt with solid blue tie, guys in blue patterned ties)….
THANK YOU LADIES <3
PS when I took my groom to the store, he liked the tan suit, so that could also be an option….