Post # 1
Callng all you colorful minded bees out there!
I’ve just decided on a color scheme and I was all excited to start putting details together, but came to this road block…
My girls dresses are Violet (like the pic), and my dress is Ivory. I came across this amazing pic and want to copy it. The GMs in grey suits, Groom in black tux. BUT, will it look stupid if they wear white shirts and vests and my dress is Ivory? It’s actually very Ivory. Not the Ivory that looks white. I don’t think Ivory shirts will look good with Grey suits either. ACK! Anyone had any experience with the Whirte vs Ivory debate? Or have suggestions?
Post # 3
You know tux shops have ivory shirts that can match the color of your dress. Especially if you go with the Tux place your dress shop recommends. If you still aren’t sure about it matching you can always bring a swatch of the fabric color in to match that.
ETA: I missed that part about you not liking ivory with grey. I would recommend trying it just to see. If you don’t like it then have then wear white! My only concern is it would make your dress look less white. If you are okay with that then there is no problem with white shirts and grey tuxes.
Post # 4
I say go for the white shirts, you want to stand out on your wedding day!!!! I dont think it will clash because thier shirts are not going to be standing out too much, the suits the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and mostly YOUR dress will be standing out!
Post # 5
especially if your dress is very ivory and not almost white because your dress doesnt have to match the shirts and this will they will be very different instead of almost the same but not
Post # 6
I work in high end mens wear and formal wear. When we dress a bridal party we only put the men in white shirts. We don’t even stock ivory mainly because it can look “dirty” in photographs. There is nothing like a crisp white formal shirt no matter the color of the suit or tux!
Post # 7
@piglover:Good to get a pro’s opinion! 🙂 So even if my dress is very Ivory, you don’t think the white shirts will look stupid? I know white would look with any suit color, I’m just concerned about the white clashing with my dress….and perhaps I am over-thinking 🙂
Thanks for the opinions ladies!