(Closed) Grrom and Grromsmen attire

posted 7 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

it depends on what their idea of “ivory” is. I would ask for a swatch and compare it to a swatch of the grey from the suits. Also, will the men be wearing a vest and tie under the suit? the shirt won’t show very much in that case, so it probably doesn’t matter. In the end, as long as their idea of ivory isn’t too yellow, I think the ivory will look fine with the grey suits. But, then again, I think the white will probably look fine with your ivory dress too…. get swatches.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ivory and grey would look lovely, though I agree with a PP to get a swatch and compare.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dress is ivory and the groom and groomsmen are wearing grey suits!!! I also had this dilemma, and in the end I went with white shirts. The ivory shirts didn’t quite look right to me, and looked more yellow than anything. I found a white shirt, but it is not “bright” white. Good luck!!!!

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think ivory and gray would look quite nice together actually.

I would get swatches of both their white shirts and their ivory shirts and compare them to your dress.  Go with the one that matches best.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

As pp have said- get the swatches and compare the colors yourself.

There is no RULE that the men must wear ivory shirts of the bride has an ivory dress. There is so little of the shirts showing in pics. They definitely don’t make the bride’s dress look dirty as some sales people will tell you.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@julies1949: There is no RULE that the men must wear ivory shirts of the bride has an ivory dress. There is so little of the shirts showing in pics. They definitely don’t make the bride’s dress look dirty as some sales people will tell you.

Agree, so true.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I JUST went through this same debate!!  We were considering gray tuxes for the longest time but had no idea what we should do for the shirts.  However, from my own research online and in stores, this is what I can conclude: the ivory shirts appear way more yellow in person, and personally, when paired with grey suits, I think it would look crisper and sharper if the guys wore white.  Grey is a cool color, and so is white.  Adding a shirt with a warm tone to it (i.e. ivory) would fight the grey, IMO. 

Food for thought (if you decide to go with a white shirt and ivory dress): when photographed, the way whites and ivories show up really depend on the light in the room and the exposure being used.  Therefore, the difference between an ivory dress and a white shirt are virtually undetectable in pictures.  I wouldn’t stress too much over that.  Plus, how much of the guys shirts are really going to be showing anyway?  Not much, once you consider a jacket, vest and tie.  So since it’s a small amount, whatever you choose will not make or break you.  But I’d rather have a clean crisp looking shirt vs an off-white one personally 🙂

Consider this: When we went into Men’s Wearhouse, the guy said since I was wearing an Ivory/almost Champagne gown that the guys should wear ivory.  But then we went to Joseph A Bank, and he disagreed.  He said that the white looks cleaner and crisper, and that when paired with an ivory vest and tie (in the Groom’s case), the white shirt actually makes the ivory stand out more in a really nice way.  The ivory has a tendency to look yellow, or slightly dingy sometimes.  Once he said that, I was sold on white shirts!! 🙂 

Best of luck! LOVE the gray suit/tux idea.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

PS…in summary…I would get white shirts. 🙂

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