Post # 1
Has anyone seen this? I chose it 5 months ago and now I am questioning it. A sixty year old friend of mine was teasing me about it. He said that he had a friend who wore a brown tuxedo and they still tease him about it to this day!
Everyone in the wedding party is wearing it now! Fiance, 7 groomsmen, my father, his father, his grandfather, my uncle…a toddler and an eight year old…
My friend said that tuxedos are black period. I don’t want to look back on my pictures and look at the tuxedos like they are the equivilent of powder blue ruffled tuxedos.
I did the chocolate brown pinstripe tuxedo with a chocolate euro tie. The bridesmaid dresses are dusty rose. The boutineers are single dusty rose roses to tie the bridesmaids to the groomsmen.
But there is still time…I can change it if it needs to be done. It was part of my pink/brown wedding theme. The church is an old Spanish mission. The reception is like a victorian French cottage and very shabby chic. The wedding is semi-formal. I thought the brown went with the whole shabby chic theme.
But is this really bad style? The tuxes looked really good with the bridesmaid dresses! Egad!
Post # 3
Think carefully about this one. We are going with the brown striped tuxedos from MWH as well, and we also were a little hesitant about the color but since chocolate/truffle is our secondary color, we just went ahead with it. As long as you notify MWH of the color change at least 2 weeks before your wedding, they will not charge you for the switcheroo, which I am sure they mentioned to you. I think it sounds fine. Honestly, I don’t think it will be the equivalent of ruffled tuxedos! But if you are unsure about it and would feel more comfortable in black, go for it. The only think I don’t like about those tuxedos are the pleated pants. They are awful and our guys aren’t wearing the jackets (we are having a beach wedding which is a little more informal than a standard wedding), so the balloon pleating is very obvious and I hate it. But I think your tuxes will look great!
Post # 4
my BIL & his groomsmen wore a brown tux with the ruffles about 30yrs ago and we still make fun of him about it – BUT not because it was brown, but because of the ruffles. avoid the 1970’s ruffles and they should look great!
Post # 5
We are going with the MWH brown tuxes too. I love them and think that they will go beautiful with your dusty rose Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. They are a little untraditional but seem to be very popular right now. So who cares if you look at it 10 years from now and go “wow that wedding was so 2009?” I mean every wedding eventually looks dated. Also, it goes with your theme. I think balck tuxes are very formal and that is not the look you are going for.
Post # 6
I agree with Carbon Girl- everything in your wedding will look dated 20 yrs from now. I love the brown tux idea. Everyone goes with the traditional black tux, so I am considering a dark grey pinstripe suit instead.
Go against the grain you won’t regret it!
Post # 7
Minus ruffles….lol….it should be fine. we are using choc/truffle tuxes and they look GREAT!
Post # 8
Thanks bees. I am feeling better about it now. No, I am not going for a super formal wedding. I am French countryside with a touch of Mexico (random I know, but it’s our heritage).
Brown and pink it is! No ruffles! hahah