(Closed) Should the groomsmen match the bridesmaids?

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: What should the groomsmen wear?

    Match the bridesmaid they are walking with

    Wear the opposite of the bridesmaid they are walking with

  • Post # 3
    5187 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @xonikkiox716:  one question: how do you plan on incorporating pink/coral into the groomsman’s attire? 

    Post # 4
    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @xonikkiox716:  Assuming you are talking about the vests, I would definitely have them matching the dress of the Bridesmaid or Best Man they are walking with.  I’ve seen this done before and the whole look is much more coordinated.

    Post # 5
    3256 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m in the minority, but I’m really not a fan of identical outfits.  My groomsmen are all wearing medium grey 3-piece suits that they are buying themselves.  I’m going to give them coordinatng, but not matching, ties.  The ties will be in our colour scheme, but I’m not going to great lengths to perfectly match the bridesmaids.  In fact, I’d prefer they don’t  I think it’s a mid-century contrivance that has just become the norm.  Rented tuxedos are a enormous rip-off, and this way my groomsmen can spend about the same as they would renting a tuxedo, but have a well fitted suit that they (a) look great in, and (b) can keep and wear again and again.  When it comes to tuxedos, they are meant to be black and white; colour can be added by pocket squares and/or boutonierres.  I find I really prefer the traditional black and white, over the coloured vests and ties.  If you want the bright colours, I would do suits rather than tuxedos, and use the shirt and tie to add the colour.  I think it would look really sharp, and give you the mood you seem to be going for with the coral and pink, to do light grey suits with knit grey ties (these could match or be variations on the same colour scheme – solid, plaid, striped, etc.) and coral/pink shirts, with french cuffs (aka double cuffs) and cufflinks.  If you want to look a little more formal, you could go with darker suits and silk ties, and you could even do winchester shirts, which are the ones where the collar is white and the rest of the shirt coloured – often the cuffs are also white, but not always.  You can get shirts made to measure for not too much money, and those colours are always good to wear in spring time, as long as you try to match the guys’ complexions to which colour they get.

    If you’re wanting more pastel-type colours in the shirt, go with lighter suits.  If you want really bold/bright colours in the shirts, take the suits a shade or two darker.  Personally, I really don’t think black suits/tuxes are the way to go with this colour scheme.  Grey tuxes are in vogue this year; if you’re really set on tuxedos, you could do that.  Also, the groom could go with a classic black & white look, and then the two of you would stand out at the altar, being monochromatic while everyone else is in summery colours.

    I’ve found these sites are really helpful:

    http://www.blacktieguide.com and http://www.styleforum.net


    Post # 6
    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Well I’m not a fan ofalternating colours to begin with, but I would do as a previous bee has suggested and put all the groomsmen in the same tux with a neutral vest and a coordinating tie (the same tie for each groomsman) – perhaps a tie that has both colours in it. I find alternating makes everything look too matchy-matchy.

    Post # 7
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Put all the groomsmen in a neutral look, it will be too busy otherwise.

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