Post # 1
Just curious, does this seem too dark and like they’re heading to a funeral?… My colors are claret (dark red – like burgundy/cranberry), black and ivory, and we’re getting married in mid January in MN…
My fiance would wear the black shirt with ivory tie, groomsmen would wear the black tie with claret tie, and then the ushers will wear the claret shirt with black ties. Also, the guys will be buying suits, rather than renting tuxes, so they won’t have vests. The bridesmaids will be wearing claret dresses like below (a little different red), and the personal attendants will be wearing black cocktail dresses.
My fiance seems to think this will be too dark, which I can understand. He found a shirt he likes at a local suit shop that is black with grey and silver stripes on it, which he would wear with the ivory tie, the groomsmen would wear the same shirt with the claret tie, and then the ushers would wear a dark grey shirt (which matches the grey stripes in the guys’ shirts) with the same claret colored tie.
The more and more I think about it, I just don’t like the idea of the claret tie with the dark grey shirt, and I don’t like the striped shirts… but I just ran it by my fiance that I wasn’t the biggest fan and now he’s kinda aggravated that I dont like them…
What do you bees think….? The black and red, or the black with stripes and dark grey? The help is GREATLY appreciated!! 🙂
Post # 3
I like the black and red. It’s very classy. 🙂
Post # 5
Thank you Statutory Grape… Any others???
Post # 6
I don’t think that it would to dark, it’s classy and very fitting for the time of year your wedding is
Post # 7
I think that is totally fine for a winter wedding.
We did black and white and green, but to avoid having too much green, my husband really wanted dark and light grey vests & ties for the guys. The day of, it totally reinforced that the clothing not matching exactly didn’t matter much. At the wedding, it was black and white clothing with green flowers and silver vests.. no biggie.. Once you got to the hall, everyone was wearing a million different colors, so my maids wearing black dresses were just another person wearing a black dress. It didn’t effect the look of the decor at all.
The question is that right now, your look is very formal, do you think that the stripe is so noticeable that it will make it less formal? Our guys had pinstripe tuxes, could you do pinstripe suits to break up the all black for them? Would that work? Maybe all the guys wear ivory shirts. He wears the ivory tie, they wear the red ones?
Your call, but I think there is wiggle room.
Post # 8
I see your point there, and there’s definitely some other options we could do. With the pinstripe, the fiance already ruled those out lol. We all kind of justified getting the suits over tuxs, as they could reuse them for other things rather than returning them a couple days later. Which is also why they’re getting black suits, they can be used again for pretty much anything.
And for some reason, I’m just not as much a fan of white/ivory shirts in the wedding. Not that there’s anything wrong with them, just not such a fan in my own. There were shirts at a local tux shop that were black and had these “shimmer” like stripes in them, they were just very subtle and looked AWESOME with our look (they had the look on display). It’s because of that, that he likes the stripe shirts at the suits place. But the closest the suit place had to these subtle shimmer stripes, was these black shirts with grey and silver stripes that were straight up and down… I LOVED the subtle shimmer shirts, but not so much these particular grey and silver striped shirts. So maybe at the tux place they would let me buy their shirts that we both liked? Who knows..
Post # 9
I love it for a winter wedding! It’ll be gorgeous next to your gown, too! 🙂
Post # 10
FI’s attire, (mostly) FI’s choice!
I only stepped in when Fiance wanted to wear his black suit and have his brother wear his pinstripe so they didn’t have to buy/rent new suits. Other than that, it was their choice.
Post # 11
I’d be a little scared to let my fiance pick haha…
Post # 12
Yeah, if you like the shimmer ones, see if there is any way to purchase them! So long as your Fiance loves them too, but it sounds like he did.
Post # 13
This is just my opinion but I’m not a fan of the black shirts. I do think it looks dark. If there could be something to break up the black from the black shirts to the black jackets to the black pants, I think it would be less severe looking.
Just my opinion!
Post # 14
I love the black, red, and ivory! I think it looks very classy and well put together!
Post # 15
@PinkPinstripes: I have the same opinion as PinkStripes. It’s a pretty severe look. I think the picture that looks the best above is the middle one where the contrasting tie is reigned in a bit by the high vest, high button stance on the jacket, and the matching accessories. Makes it less severe.
Post # 16
not too dark at all! i worked in men’s formalwear for many years and that is always a great look, a little modern and trendy though, so if you don’t want that, i would stay away from it. my fiance wanted to “murder-out” (flat black) his groomsmen and so they are wearing black on black on black and they look SHARP!my Fiance is wearing a claret tie on top of the black shirt.
who wears a tuxedo to a funeral? 🙂
tell me this isn’t sexy!