(Closed) How to dress a charcoal and yellow wedding?

posted 11 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We used grey bm dresses and black groomsmen tuxes with grey vests, and green pocket squares (our other colour).  It never even occurred to me that black/grey wasn’t a good combo, but I’ve seen a couple posts in the last few days about it!

Post # 4
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had the same dilemma as you and we are actually going with yellow bridesmaids dresses and gray tuxedos. My fiance is dead set on wearing gray tuxedos! My bridesmaids actually preferred yellow dresses too. If the girls were going to wear gray then the guys were going to wear black. I hope that kind of helps 🙂 LOVE the color scheme and I can’t wait to put it all together in 9, hopefully short :), months!

Post # 7
740 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I don’t think black tux’s would look bad with that color scheme.  You could do a lighter gray suit to contrast a little with the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, but I think black would be good.  I went with green Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses instead of gray because the guys are going to be wearing gray suits.

Post # 8
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could do contrasting grays. If the bridesmaids wore a darker gray, go with lighter gray tuxedos, or if bridemaids wear lighter gray, go with a darker gray tux. Men’s Wearhouse has a lighter gray tux and Louie’s Tux Shop has a charcoal gray tux. Hope it helps 🙂

Post # 9
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Youe wedding party will look very elegant whether the men are in grey or black.

I would think that more women could wear a charcoal dress than yellow.

  men in black

 men in grey


It really does depend on the shade of grey you end up choosing. If it is light, then the men could be in charcoal for more contrast.


Post # 10
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

here are a few good pics of lighter gray bm dresses with darker grey suits.

this is what i plan to do for my yellow and gray wedding this summer.

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Post # 11
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ugh. I am also stuck with the same questions. I just recently changed my pallet from blue with a yellow accent to yellow and grey. I fear that if my bridesmaids were grey dresses AND the groomsmen wear grey tuxes that there will be too much grey. I have been thinking about having the Bridesmaid or Best Man wear yellow dresses and the men wear grey but then I start to wonder if the grey is as “classy” or “formal” as I think it should look.


Here is a picture of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses I am planning on getting (convertible henkaa dresses) in grey. again, too much grey if the guys were wearing their jackets? dont you think it would look good if the girls were in yellow?



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