(Closed) If I wear black, what should they wear?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

gijanedoe:  you’re welcome! I wanted my Darling Husband to wear this jacket, but since my dress was ivory I was afraid the colors would clash-for you I think it is perfect! 

flossy.lou:  I agree! Maids and groom in ivory, bride and groomsmen in black. I also like the idea of silver.

You could do groomsmen in grey, maids in silver, groom in ivory and black jacket to compliment you. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  jordmc24.
Post # 17
1189 posts
Bumble bee

What about something like this but in grey so your girls match the groomsmen but have some sparkle and shine to add some texture and fun? Also I think it would look really cool next to your black gown.

Post # 18
110 posts
Blushing bee

gijanedoe:  I love your dress! Also chiming in to suggest ivory bridesmaids. 

Post # 19
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I like the idea of ivory. You’re going to look so stunning. 

Post # 21
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

gijanedoe:  That’s solely a choice between you and him. He can wear the exact same thing as the grooms men or he can wear a lighter or darker color to stand out completely. He could also just wear a different color vest so he has his own little thing going on.

For my future wedding I’m torn between my SO wearing ivory jacket while the groomsmen wear all black or all of them wearing the ivory jacket and him just wearing a different color vest. 

You can ask him if he wants to stand out from them or if he even cares. Here are a few options for you. lol sorry I like visuals. You also need to know the style of wedding you want to have to say possibly go with an option like the third pic. So a more formal would require more of a suit jacket where as something more casual or modern you could def go with the vest option if you like it.

Post # 22
8327 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


LadyPeacockk:  I agree red ( a scarlet)   would look wonderful next to that stunning black  dress and grey tuxedoes. I see where pps are going  with white too  but you would need to avoid looking like  they  are all in wedding dresses and you aren’t  , if you see what I mean  

Post # 23
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I say either grey dresses or red dresses would go really well with your black dress.

Post # 25
8327 posts
Bumble Beekeeper


Pashminas only if it is going to  be cold. Too cluttered otherwise . If your ladies are going to be in grey will it be the same grey for  them all?  Wiil it be the same as the men’s ? Will it maybe  be too  much ‘a  wall of grey’ ? I like your purple dresses idea  much  better, ( failing  red of course!)

Post # 26
1580 posts
Bumble bee

Personally I’d put everyone in black. 

I’d have a very bold statement necktie color for the groomsmen as well as flowers in the same color for the bridesmaids +pashmina, sash whatever. 

I’d do a similar length as your gown but super simple.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  SisterJude.

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