Post # 1
I know this topic has probably already been discussed, but I am a new member and having troubles navigating the site, so I thought I would post a topic.
Anyway, I am getting married in August and my wedding dress is ivory. The lady at Men’s Wearhouse had me sign up for ivory shirts for all the guys in the wedding party and my fiance. The groomsmen are wearing a green tie and vest. My groom is wearing an ivory vest and green tie. And the dads are wearing an ivory tie and vest.
After thinking about it for awhile, I’m not sure that the ivory shirt will look good. It is a more yellow ivory than my dress and it doesn’t really match the ivory of the vests worn by my groom and the dads.
What does everyone think of changing the shirts to white instead of ivory? Does anyone have pics of themselves in an ivory dress with a groom wearing a white shirt and ivory vest?
Thanks for all the help!
Post # 3
Most ivory dresses have little to no color variation when placed next to a white shirt. Only you will notice, and on the day of the wedding, it won’t even matter to you at that point. Do you have a fabric swatch from your dress? Take that with you to the tux shop.
If the ivory shirt is too yellow, go with white. Most people cannot wear shades of yellow.
Post # 4
My dress is ivory and the guys are also wearing ivory shirts. I believe the fear is that if the guy wears white, your dress could look “dingy” when he stands next to you.
Post # 5
I personally would (amd am myself) use white shirts for the guys. I just think it’s a cleaner look. But I wouldn’t worry about the dress not matching the shirts, whatever color you end up with–no one will be able to tell.
Post # 6
I have the same issue. I did not like those ivory microfiber shirts at MW. I thought they felt icky and would be very hot. The groomsmen and dads are wearing white cotton shirt with gray vest/tie. My fiance is wearing the white shirt with ivory vest/tie. I was a little iffy on the white/ivory combo but I saw it somewhere on line and I was OK with it.
Post # 7
We’re going with white shirts for the guys. I just think it looks crisper and I don’t mind about wearing ivory while they’re wearing white – I don’t think anyone will notice.
Post # 8
I wore an ivory dress, all the guys had white shirts, but we opted for no vests.
Post # 9
working at a Men’s Formal Wear shop, we ALWAYS put the guys in ivory shirts if the bride was in ivory. wouldn’t you rather them compliment the dress instead of the slight chance of making the dress look dirty or dingy? plus, the micro fiber shirts do feel much better than the poly/cotton blend shirts, and the guys seem to like them more.
Post # 10
I also have an ivory dress and am putting all the men in ivory shirts. go to menswarehouse and build a tux yourself! Its the easiest way to see it and then decide! Happy planning!
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Post # 12
I wore an ivory dress and my hubby wore an ivory shirt (with matching vest and tie). It looks nice together… and you will barely even notice in pictures.
Post # 13
I have an ivory dress and FI picked out white french cuffed shirts for the guys. I don’t think they’ll look bad nor will my dress look dingy. I like the cleaner look of white shirts on the guys.
Post # 14
I have an ivory dress and the guys are wearing ivory shirts. I’m not sure it really matters much. Just personal preference.
Post # 15
I have an ivory dress and put the FI in Ivory as well…my girls have white in their dresses, so the groomsmen are in white shirts….My FI will have a vest and jacket and the groomsmen will just be in vests.
I was told that those who will be near me should be in ivory, so my dad and FI will be in ivory so that way I won’t look yellow.
Post # 16
I am wearing an ivory dress and FI is wearing a white shirt with ivory vest and tie. One of the other ladies here – KellyV did this and it looked simply beautiful in her pictures! She sent me pictures from her wedding to show my FI. I don’t feel comfortable forwarding them on, but I would highly suggest PMing her. She answered my post when I posted this exact same thing about 4 months ago.