Post # 1
I’m having a blush pink, ivory/cream, and gold as an accent color for my wedding. My bridesmaids are wearing blush pink dresses, but what should my groomsmen wear? I don’t want to make them wear blush pink. I was thinking of simply having some pink tones in their boutonnierres. Also, my Maid/Matron of Honor mentioned that black tux/suit might be too harsh against my romantic, pastel theme.
Any input is appreciated!
Post # 3
@livelivenoticed: I would have them wear navy or dark grey tuxedos with cream vests and bowties.
Post # 4
@ArtDecoLisa: Hi! Thanks for the input! What about the groom? Would cream be too close to ivory? I was thinking of having my groom wear ivory to match me.
Post # 5
@livelivenoticed: I was imagining your fiance in the same color tux as the groomsmen however if you want him to wear ivory to match you, that changes things. What the groomsmen wear depends on whether your fiance will wear an ivory jacket and ivory pants OR ivory jacket and black pants. If your fiance wears a complete ivory tuxedo, the groomsmen can wear either navy or grey tuxedos. I would not have the groomsmen wear cream, if you want them to wear a lighter color maybe a good compromise is for the groomsmen to wear ivory jackets and black pants and your fiance wear all ivory. Honestly though I think grey tuxedos look beautiful paired with either cream or pink bowties/ties and a bouttonniere in the opposite color of the vest & tie. It will give you the soft romantic look you are going for but also make the guys feel comfortable. I don’t know anyone who enjoys wearing white or cream pants. lol
check out this wedding on style me pretty for inspiration: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2013/02/04/denver-wedding-from-brumley-wells-a-vintage-affair/
Post # 6
I would have them all in grey or navy, with white or blush shirts and a tie that picked up on the palette you are using. They do not have to wear an ivory shirt. Men’s Wearhouse will tell you that it makes your gown look dingy, but the reality is it makes their shirts look dingy. Not until late in the evening, if the groom takes his jacket off, is his shirt ever right next to your dress.
The groom could wear a different tie. If you really want vests, again the men could wear grey, cream or blush.
Here’s a pic from nycbrde2011
From that other wedding website
Post # 7
@ArtDecoLisa: thanks for the reply! I was actually thinking my groom wear black pants and jacket with the vest in ivory. The groomsmen would wear black pants and jackets, but their vests would be a different color and thats where im stuck. I originally wanted black pants and jackets for groom and groomsmen, ivory vest and tie for the groom, and honey gold vest/tie for the groomsmen. However, my Maid/Matron of Honor mentioned that look doesn’t look nice and the black might be too harsah with the palette and theme I’m going for and suggested that I look into gray suits (instead of tuxes). I like the idea of gray suits but I’m not sure what colored ties they should have. Do I need to incorporate gold into to the wedding party look at all?
Post # 8
I would go dark grey with a patterned tie for groomsmen, and solid for groom. [That’s exactly what I did]. There are some LOVELY ties on ebay [just ordered all of mine a few days ago].
^ those for groomsmen
and this for groom :
They were $3.99 each but I have not gotten them yet so cannot comment on the quality.
Post # 9
I am in the exact same boat with the exact same colors! I was considering the grey suits, but I think i am settled back on black.
So I was thinking black tux, white shirts, Ivory vest and tie for the groom and champange vest and tie for the groomsmen. However now I am wondering if i should do a pink pocket square for all of them?
or for the groomsmen…
champange vest and pocket square and pink tie to match the girls, or would that just be to many colors.
I am so confused too…. all I know is that I don’t think I like the pink vest (which had been my inital idea) but i don’t want things to look mis matched.