(Closed) What Color for Groom with Brown Maid’s dresses?

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I struggled with this exact same issue for our wedding last September.  The khaki suits were a little too light for my liking and it was impossible to match the browns.  I ended up looking for suits that were either a houndstooth or sharkskin pattern because the more muted browns looked better against the dresses than a brown that was “off”.  I ended up finding suits at Kohl’s and for dirt cheap.  I waited until they were 50% off, which they do periodically, and then found a 30% off coupon and ended up getting them for under $100 each.  And since they were sold as separates they needed almost no alterations.  I’m not 100% but I think these are the ones we ended up with:

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/mens/suitseparates/suits1/PRD~c10827/axcess+Brown+Sharkskin+Suit+Coordinates.jsp’ defer=’defer#

if not, they are the same idea.  I also had the guys wear ties with brown stripes that matched the maids dresses to pull it together even more.  I was really happy with how it all worked out.

 

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Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Thanks for posting that picture Grace, those look great on the guys.  They are on sale again for $40 for the panst and $100 for the jacket!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

depending on the shade…our colors are orange and brown (bm’s are brown dresses) my shoes are orange and I’m sure the tuxes ties and stuff will be orange as well!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Those are good suggestions. I’d also suggest just taking a look at khaki colored suits and see how you like them. If you’re not worried about it being too light for an evening reception, then its a good alternative (and you won’t have to worry about the browns clashing.) You could have the guys wear brown ties and shoes, and I think it’d look pretty nice.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We went and looked at these suits this weekend and LOVED THEM! 

Axcess at Kohls Brown Sharkskin suits Originally $320 on sale for $140!  We cannot wait.  Our Bridesmaids are wearing Davids Bridal Fern Green, so I hope it will go very well together.

Thanks for the suggestion and the pictures!

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