(Closed) Persistant Groom on suit color

posted 10 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I think if he wore a pinstripe, it would be gorgeous with silver dresses. Especially if you could find a pinstripe with small threads of silver. I can’t see the grey with it but I can totally picture the pinstripe

Post # 4
4 posts

I personally think the grey  suits would look nice next to silver bridesmaid dresses. Maybe because that is what I was thinking about doing. However, I would make sure they are not exactly the same colors, one should be darker then the other. After all, it is your day and if you don’t like the idea. Keep on trying to convince him of something else!! Show him pictures of other ideas.. guys like a visual. Maybe a black tux with grey pin stripes?? Good luck

Post # 5
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I think you are right (and sweet!) not wanting to take this one decision away from him- and i think that if you can compromise (maybe on a charcoal gray or other dark grey?), the pictures will look lovely.  If he is unhappy or uncomfortable in his black suit- it will show on his face. And also, depending on the light, the dark grey suit may end up looking almost black and the silver dresses may look lighter if they are at all reflective (silk, satin, etc).  I think it can still be a nice contrast and not be too matchy-matchy.  Also, if you are worried about a huge wall of grey, you can always mix it up with different colored ties for the fellas and jewelry for the ladies (moonstone beads could look beautiful with silver dresses!).  Or perhaps your bridesmaids could have a pashmina, bolero, or cardigan in an accent color?

also, if you are really set on black, maybe you can show him magazine pictures of super hot guys in black suits and say "honey, doesn’t he look GREAT?! you’d look even BETTER in that BLACK SUIT!" nudge nudge. haha 🙂

Good Luck!!

Post # 6
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If this is the only thing that he’s adamant about, then let him wear what he wants! It’s his wedding too.

Post # 7
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My husband has a very dark charcoal suit with a thin grey pinstripe, and it is gorgeous.  I actually have a sort of platinum lace dress that I wore for New Years’ Eve last year, and it looked very striking with the suit.  For our wedding he wore a very dark blue pinstripe suit (a thin lavender and light blue pinstripe), which looked great on him.  Initially I thought that grey would be better, but hey – he didn’t try to tell me what color to wear.  I think that the groom gets to make his own decisions, as long as they don’t clash horribly with the general theme (for instance, your guy decides he wants to wear a Hawaiian shirt instead of a suit).  And I think that a dark grey pinstripe suit would look great with silver BMs.  (I also tend to think that a black suit looks way too funereal on most guys, and is not as versatile as a dark grey suit, so if your Fiance is looking to buy a suit that he will wear again, probably dark grey is a better choice.)

Post # 8
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I think you should let him decide, but hopefully a dark grey or w/ pinstripes…if your BMs have a colorful bouquet, it won’t look weird…in most pics there will be you/a white dress amongst the gray.  My man is wearing chocolate, and I’m super excited!

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