(Closed) Tuxes with Navy Bridesmaid Dresses?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2018 - catherdral ceremony/private club reception

I’m having navy bridesmaids dresses and black tuxes!  Honestly, I think it’s a great color scheme, and no – it doesn’t look like a bruise (although that was my concern initially as well)! 

I wrote a post last week about my rehearsal dinner dress, which is navy and black.  You can see it here.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Our Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were floor-length navy blue and our guys wore black tuxes with navy vests/ties.  It really does look every elegant – here’s a picture:

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Sorry, I forgot to hit upload! (Also, I know the picture is really more of me and my husband; I haven’t fully uploaded my digitals yet and this is the best one I have showing the dress/tux combo). Hope this help!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think it depends on the shade of navy.  I’m doing navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses as well, and our dresses are pretty dark and I was worried they would look like faded black against black tuxedos.  So we went with charcoal grey tuxes and light blue vests.

Can you bring a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress with you into the tux shop?  You can just hold it up against the black and see what you think.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

My friend had us wear navy blue bm dresses and the guys wear black tuxes. Honestly, it looks GREAT in a well lit setting.  It very classy, especially when her flowers were hot pink.  If you look on the Anntaylor site in the Celebrations collections, our picture is actually up there somewhere – you can see for yourself!  πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Not to go against what seems to be the norm here, but I am one of those people who are very sensitive to what colors go together, and I recently went to a wedding where the ladies wore navy and the guys wore black tuxes with navy vests and ties and I really did not like it. My fiance was in the wedding and he didn’t like it either and he never pays attention to that stuff. It didn’t look right. I agree that it can be done tastefully, just like black and brown can, but I think you have to be very careful with fabrics/shades, etc. Since you weren’t set on Navy to begin with, can you try for a different shade of blue all together? Something more royal.. or teal? Or a pale blue that isn’t super pale?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am havnig brown bridesmaid dresses and had the same concerns. We thought of black tuxes and brown vests, or mocha or champagne, but it just didn’t do it for me. The guy at Mens Warehouse even tried to sell us on a brown tux, but we said absolutely not!

I think the main this is it’s a formal occassion and a basic tux for a man is appropriate, as the girils will also be dressed formally. Thats what I’m telling myself anyway πŸ™‚  We decided on black vests and ties for the groomsman and the groom will wear a white vest and tie. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

We did navy tea-length Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses and black tuxes and I thought it looked very understated and elegant!

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am hoping to do navy bm dresses and want to go with either gray or tan suits (we aren’t going to do tuxes, i dont think.)  I LOVE the navy/gray combination and I think it looks especially nice in warm weather as gray just seems “lighter” than black.  Good luck!

Post # 12
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Wannabee

I was leery of navy dresses with black tuxes, but reading these posts encouraged me. The combination was very beautiful. See photo. The accent color was pink, both pale and bright.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think a tan suit would look much better than a black tux.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Not to discourage people from giving helpful opinions ….. but the OP’s wedding was 2 years ago.  She’s about to have her two year anniversay tomorrow so I doubt she’s worried about colors anymore! Laughing

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You can always go for dark grey tuxes instead of black.  I think they go better than the black do…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love navy and black together!

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