(Closed) Ivory Wedding Dress – What color shirts for the guys?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

If I choose an ivory dress, the men will be wearing ivory shirts.  I worry that if the shirts on the groom/groomsmen were white, my dress would look “dirty” in comparison.  I am also of the opinion that white and ivory/beige are not friends and shouldn’t be worn together, although I know many people who think the absolute opposite!  It is really up to you as to whether the colors will be that different or not and what you are comfortable with!

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I saw the ivory MW wanted to put my Fiance in, and it was a lot more yellow than my dress! We are putting the guys in WHITE shirts/black vests. Fiance will have the lightest Ivory vest they have… 

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@tschelitzche: I have been going through the same dilemna and decided to go with all ivory shirts for the guys, black tie for the groom and a striped charcoal tie for the guys.  I thought the Men’s Warehouse ivory was very yellow too, but I went to two different stores that said it looked yellow because of the light (I told them they need to get new lights).  So, I took it outside and it did look soooo much better. My dress seems to match it perfectly and when it is all said and done, I don’t think people will even notice especially if it matches pretty well with your dress.  This might have been the hardest decision that I have made so far, pretty stressful.  I guess I will see how it turns out.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I thought about this too. I am wearing an ivory dress and the groomsmen and Fiance are wearing ivory shirts.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve got an ivory dress and considering ivory shirt/vest for Fiance. I think it would look good.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it also depends on how ivory your ivory dress is. Mine is light ivory, and much closer to a Jim’s Formal Wear white than ivory. In fact, my dress is so light, I think we’ll go with a diamond white vest/tie.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I was going to have them in ivory, until I saw the Men’s Wearhouse ivory shirts.  They look gross to me, almost yellow.  I changed my mind to white, and Fiance didn’t care.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I TOTALLY AGREE! The Men’s warehouse ivory shirts might as well be yellow. They look awful. My dress is the Adorae by Sottero and Midgley and although its ivory, its a very shiny satin and to me doesnt really look ivory at all. I think that the ivory shirts from men’s warehouse would look yellow in the pictures next to my dress- they are NOT ivory!

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I say go with the white. its classier and crisper.

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I wore an ivory dress and DH had an ivory shirt custom made.  We just had the groomsmen wear white shirts that they owned….our biggest concern was that DH was going to be next to me in the pictures and I didn’t want my dress looking dingy.  Our photographer agreed that it was the right call since we had an outdoor ceremony and pictures.  Trust me…having our wedding pictures back, you can tell the difference between ivory and white. 

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i have an ivory dress, and the guys are in white… Fiance bought a suit and shirt (he REALLY wanted an excuse to get a new suit) and we didn’t think about it when we were buying his shirt… then when we rented groomsmen suits they asked shirt color and we figured we didn’t care that much. 

 

my dress is barelllly ivory though-it’s just not pure white.

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