Post # 1
Would it look weird to have matching bridesmaids dresses but mismatching groomsmen suits? My bridesmaids are all wearing long lilac dresses, and the groomsmen will be wearing light grey suits. Right now the easiest options would be to instruct the groomsmen to either wear light grey pants with a light grey vest that they might already own, or to buy light grey pants and a light grey vest. I would be buying them all matching lilac (to match the bridesmaids) ties to wear, but the rest of their outfits wouldn’t be the exact same. Would that look strange if all of my bridesmaids are wearing the same thing but the groomsmen aren’t?
This topic was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by vep276.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I think it’ll look great, don’t stress over it!
Post # 4
It will look just fine. Years ago, everything had to be matchy-matchy, but we are getting away from that. Individuality is good. The pictures will look more interesting too.
Post # 5
I actually really love that idea!! Please share pics of your wedding !!
Post # 6
Oh hey I did this! Girls in matching long navy dresses (but different jewelry and shoes), guys in different gray suits. 4 out of 5 had or wanted to buy and one rented a suit. I think it looked great :).
Post # 7
We did this. Looked great.
Post # 8
Nice to read the responses here. I ran this idea past my fiance, whose bridesmaids will all be wearing the same color and cut dresses, and she felt that the boys should match too or it would look weird. Maybe I’ll try again to appeal to her sense of adventure 🙂 Thx all!
Post # 9
Try also to convince her not to buy ties matching the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. It’s a very high school prom look. If she must have some of the color in the ties, choose a stripe, paisley or pindot.
Post # 10
thanks! My fiance is pretty good with style, and I can not
be so good at times, so I think she’s just trying to play it safe and keep us from doing something we might both regret. I completely agree, though–I don’t want it to look like we’re wearing uniforms.
Unfortunately I’m having a little trouble finding example pictures of matching BMs along with mismatched GMs in the same photo (lots of both groups separately). I think if we could see some examples, that would drive it home as a possibility. I’m super disappointed that there was apparently a vitual “dress your wedding” tool at some point, but doesn’t look like it’s available anymore! Will look more and see where it leads.
Post # 11
well I guess I will be the one person to say that I think it will look very unbalanced. I’m doing mismatched bridesmaid dresses dresses, and decided on mismatched groomsmen for just this reason – otherwise, there will be lots of visual interest in the men and lots of uniformity in the women.
Post # 12
I think this is where my fiance is coming from. And you both may be right! But hey, I thought the bride prefers her bridemaids lack visual interest?
Kidding of course–my fiance isn’t playing that game, but it makes me giggle.
Post # 13
It is always up to the bride and groom. however, my concern about brides or grooms picking their outfits in a shade of color is that unless it is from the same designer and collection and fabrics you can get outfits varying in formality – one major faux pas is for example a bride maid picking a long dress but the Maid/Matron of Honor picks a short dress again a lot of my issues due to the level of formality of the outfits.
The problem with grey suits/vests /pants is that there are different shades of grey as I said ie brown based, black based, navy based, taupe based, green based etc. And there are different levels of formality in respect to fabric andcut. The same with shoes. It is scarey what people call balck dress shoes:(