(Closed) Ivory dress brides: What did the groom wear?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

he could do a black tux with an ivory shirt? kind of like this: 


or white shirt and ivory tie? 



Post # 4
115 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dress was ivory, with a champagne (just darker ivory) sash.  He work a block 3 piece suit with a lavendar shirt and purple tie 🙂  Here is a link to our photographers face book page with some pictures!


Eastern Washington Wedding Photographer Kelli Lynn Photography

Posted by Kelli Lynn Photography on Friday, July 8, 2011

Post # 5
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

My husband wore a uniform for the ceremony/photos and changed to a tux for the reception.  Black tux, ivory vest, white shirt.  Here’s us standing side by side for comparison sake.

Post # 6
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah, you can get ivory shirts and vests.

Why not also go for a grey suit? This is a softer colour and (IMHO) will go better with the softer ivory colour.

Or he could even go for a taupe suit, like here:

Post # 7
719 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Mine was ivory and my husband (whee!) wore a shirt that wasn’t bright bright white, it was more of a soft white.

Post # 8
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My husband wore white shirt with an ivory tie. 

Post # 9
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

this is a picture of a friend of a friend. she is wearing an ivory, almost champagne dress and her husband wore a stark white shirt. i think it looks fine. you can also have him wear an ivory shirt, or mix and match white and ivory as PP have posted.

sorry for the huge pic, WB wouldn’t let me resize it. 

here is her photog’s blog if you want to see more pics…


Post # 10
2014 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The rule is if you wear ivory then your groom and his groomsmen must wear ivory as well or your dress will look dirty against the white

Post # 11
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Ivory will not look “dirty” near white shirts, especially not with with a gold overlay. Ivory shirts are nice, though, but not if the guys are renting from Men’s Wearhouse and intend to get ivory shirts that way. It’s an option, they just look and feel horrible! If they all buy shirts, then no prob. Still, white looks fine. I also loooove men in pastel shirts at weddings.

Post # 12
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Sry pic isn’t besequal but my dress was ivory and hub wore grey and our colors were shades of purple and ivory .. Thought colors were very romantic

Post # 13
482 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The overlay of my dress was ivory, while the layer underneath was a blush-champagne color. My husband wore a charcoal suit with a lighter grey button-down shirt and solid burgundy satin tie. I pulled in the burgundy with my shoes, and he had an ivory rose boutoniere.


Here are some photos…


Post # 14
20 posts

Someone on my facebook wore a really lovely ivory/gold gown… and her husband wore a BRIGHT WHITE SUIT.  That was BAD and looked atrocious in photos.  Everybody ever: don’t do that!  However, if it’s just a white shirt (especially against a grey suit — i love grey suits!) i think you’re fine. 

Post # 15
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have an ivory dress and I’m dressing my husband in all black, so.. black is always a cheap fix!

Post # 16
5622 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m wearing ivory, and my fi will be wearing a black tux – i’m entertaining the idea of an ivory shirt with a fuschia tie [black ivory & hints of fuschia are our wedding colors]

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