Wedding colors

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Yeah that’s too much. Dark green suits are not nice. I would do a black suit with a dark green tie and pocket square. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

That’s a pretty pallete, but I’m not sure I love the dark green suits. I think it’s best to stick to “normal” suit colors, because something that’s almost black but not is just kind of confusing to look at and also costs more. I am, however, a fan of tweed. And if you wanted to do something truly unique, burgundy velvet jackets over suspenders is fun. But my preference would be blue suits with a burgundy tie. You can incorporate dark green with your florals, and I don’t think black/grey/blue suits count against your pallete.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I agree that sounds overboard. What about him wearing a tan or khaki suit with a forest green tie? 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

That suit looks like a stage costume for a play set in the 50s. I agree that khaki with a green tie would be a much better fit, especially with burgundy bridesmaid dresses (which would make it into a Christmas pagaent.)

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I personally love the idea of a dark green suit! I just think it will be too much with the burgundy bridesmaids. Can they wear an emerald green dress that complements his suit? 

Post # 8
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585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

As far as green suits go, that one is the best one I have ever seen. That being said, the problem isn’t really the classiness of the suit, it’s how it will look next to the bridesmaids. A deep-colored suit makes colorful bridesmaid dresses look harsh and garish. If he is absolutely committed to the suit, the bridesmaid dresses should be toned way down to a nude or nuetral blush color. Personally I would prefer the burgandy dresses, which would look so nice in fall, but ultimately it’s up to you and your FH. I do advise some sort of compromise though, because I think the dark green with burgandy dresses would be excessive. 

ETA: yellow is tricky, but a really pale yellow or a sandy gold tone dress might also work. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I was all ready to cheer and be happy because I always cheer when a man pushes to wear something other than the worn out staples of black, navy blue, or tan–yikes, even the white tuxes of the 70s are refreshing these days–but then I clicked the link.  FH and I both squinted and stared and tilted our heads and pondered.  Maybe it’s my monitor, but it doesn’t look very green at all.  It looks like a charcoal grey.  Is this one of those white-dress-blue-dress things?

In any case, women get so many options with our clothing – cut, length, color, style, lace, ruffles, glitter, etc.  Guys always get shoves in suits, the same basic suits, maybe a slightly different width for a lapel or something, but generally boring as all get out.  And the same suit would be just as appropriate for a funeral.  I stand by cheering for something a little less bland and 19th-century-Quaker than the usual wedding tux, but I’d had such hopes that the green suit would have more green to it!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

  squirrelyone :  It might be the brightness settings of your monitor. It’s a very dark forest green, but definitely green. This will be more apparent if/when it is photographed next to a warm color (which will highlight the yellow tones). If you’re on a phone, turn the brightness all the way up. \\

That’s also a point to consider. This suit was strategically photographed with a cool dark tie and a bright white shirt. Any warmth at all will really bring up the green, including an ivory or blush wedding dress. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

 

squirrelyone :  I think it must be your monitor…it’s definitely deep green.

 

OP, I would not have BMs in deep burgundy and the groom in green. A pale beige neutral would work better for the girls and go with the “gold” piece of your colors. I would not ask Groomsmen to buy that green suit though – that’s a lot of money for something they’ll never wear again. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I like the green suit a lot! 

Maybe you could find either neutral background with burgundy floral (which would probably also have similar green in the floralpattern too) or like blush dresses with burgundy accents/sashes/bouquets. 

And honestly, unless you’re also decorating with poinsettias and fir trees and snowflakes, green with burgundy doesn’t necessarily scream Christmas to me. If you pull in more autumn jewel tones, that tones down the Yuletide feel. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I was actually expecting to hate the suit, but it really isn’t bad at all. I absolutely would not have the bridesmaids in burgundy. I agree with PP who recommended a neutral color for them. It depends on their skin tone though, so you’ll have to be careful with some neutrals. A green dress would be nice too.. But it might be hard to find one that pairs with his suit. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I think that suit looks really sharp, and I think it’s awesome that your Fiance really wants to get the green one. Like PP said, men get so few fashion options, it’s his wedding day too. Let him wear some color! 

I like the idea of the neutral bridesmaid dresses, and I think navy would also look great! If you really want to do burgundy, it’s not my favorite, but if you did a really dark almost wine-colored dress (more purple toned than red…) you might be able to get away with it. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

 I like the suit! but I think you should go with a netural bridesmaid dress color as well. Maybe save burgundy for accents if you really must have it. 

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