(Closed) Military Wedding..Colors?

posted 10 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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Worker bee

my fiance is in the Marine corp and he will be wearing his dress blues. I took a look at the air force uniform and I think personally it would be best if the other guys wore navy blue or dark blue suits as for your girls…what about a canery yellow? For me I’m using Davids Bridal Marine blue for the girls dresses with yellow and white accents.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

My husband is in the Marine Corps and he wore his dress blues during the ceremony.  We had both the girls and guys in black with pink accent and I think it worked out wonderfully.  I don’t necessarily think that it all has to match as long as there isn’t SO many colors that makes it look uncoordinated.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

The advice I always hear for military weddings is don’t worry too much about matching to uniforms – if you don’t happen to like colors that go perfectly with the uniforms, don’t worry about it! I think short of things clashing, you’re fine. My fiance will be in Army dress blues for our wedding, as will all but one of the four groomsmen. I was thinking his brother, the civilian of the bunch, would just wear black. My bridesmaids will be wearing a dark red/almost burgundy. I don’t know if this helps, but I guess I just wanted to say you shouldn’t get too caught up in the colors of the uniforms, most things will look great!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree with K610, my FH is wearing his Army dress greens and my his Bridesmaid or Best Man and my Maid/Matron of Honor (only two standing with us) will wear matching. She is going to wear a light pink dress and he will coordinate with light pink tie and vest along with a black suit.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’m in a similar situation (one of my FI’s groomsmen is not in the Air Force and the other two are)and I think this is what I’ve decided on:

My colors are pink and brown so I think I’ll have my ladies wear either pink dresses with brown accents (or vice versa), and the men will wear brown suits. I thought about having the two in the AF wear their dress blues and just have the nonAF guy wear a navy suite, but it was giving me too much of a headache. My Fiance will be wearing his Mess Dress. 

(I know this is your post, but I have a question about my situation!) Do you think it’s tacky to ask the two AF groomsmen NOT to wear their dress blues? 

Post # 9
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wouldn’t worry about being super "matchy" with a military wedding. My fiance is in the Navy and will be wearing white….I won’t be the only one!……as will two of his three groomsmen. His brother however is in the Army. No matching for us! My girls are all wearing black cocktail dresses.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I was in the same situation.  My grooms, the best man, and 1 of the groomsmen were in their dress whites, and the remaining 3 groomsmen were civilians. The military guys were in their dress whites and we put the civis in tan suits.  I wrote out a blog post with the entire explanation about why and where etc here:

 

http://barefootstargazer.blogspot.com/2008/10/three-men-and-uniform-dressing-boys.html

 

It turned out perfect!!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am also having trouble with colors.  My fiance is a Navy Lt. and is wearing his dress white uniform.  This is a second marriage for both him and I and my 13 year old daughter will be standing up with us.  I’ve been reading that it should be red or yellow, white and navy.  We’re hoping to have a date sometime this June or so.  I don’t know what to do about the colors.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

LoriDee,

My Fiance and I are both Navy, well were, I just got out. But with dress whites I would not worry too much, they look AWESOME and anything will look appropriate next to it. to be honest regardles of the color of a military uniform I would not worry about something matching it to much. Its a military uniform and SHOULD stand out for many reasons. But especially with him wearing his dress whites you could really do anything!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Originally my Fiance was going to be wearing his Army dress blues.  At that time, I had decided to have the groomsmen wear light gray and the girls wear a soft pink.  The overall color scheme would have been light gray, pink, ivory, a soft green and silver accents.  However after I decided all of that, he decided he doesn’t want to wear the dress blues, so we’ve changed everything altogether !

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

my husband (navy) wore his whites, as did another groomsman.  my 3 brothers wore army dress blues.  the other groomsmen wore navy suits (i told them any black or navy suit would do) with blue ties we gave them.  the bridesmaids wore navy jcrew dresses.  it looked awesome and i think the mixed uniforms/suits made it even better!  

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

well my soon to be hubby is in the army and he is wearing hi dress blues…2 of his 5 grooms man are also in the army and was going to wear their class A’s but i had to put a stop to that because there would be navy, green and black.  well now my soon to be is wearing his dress bues and everyone else in all black tux with white vest and tie and my girls with be in black dresses with light pink sashes…my point is regardless of what the bride and groom wear you can still make it look pretty…the bride and groom are suppose to stand out anyways…

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