Post # 1
So Groomzilla, as I affectionately call him( he has quite the opinion about Bridesmaid shoes lol) is pretty set on wearing a tux in our early afternoon chapel in the country wedding. I was wondering if a dark grey tux would seem more casual? I am pretty sure light grey would but I think it would look odd with everything else, especially our red accents. I don’t want to be overbearing about what he wears at all. Some casual prompting could be necessary . I think I might just ask to look at the grey ones and see how he reacts and only really offer input on ties without vests. I wish he could see my dress so he understood how casual us ladies will look. Anyone else have problems picking tuxes because obviously he hasn’t seen the style of your dress?
Post # 3
I think grey is more casual looking. Can you show him the bridesmaid dresses perhaps?
Post # 4
Hi! I think a dark grey would be great! And yes a little bit more casual. Our ceremony is outside in the evening and we are doing smoke grey bridesmaid dresses and the guys will be in smoke gray pants! I think it’s a good way to keep it classy and casual-ish. We are also doing just Ivory dress shirts with suspenders and boe-ties. Instead of a flower boutinnier we are having their three letter monogram enbroidered above the pocket.
Post # 5
hi! we are also doing an outdoors/ country wedding and using dark grey tuxs! they look amazing with our colors and my best friend used them also in her wedding and they looked great with the red accents!
Post # 6
I think a dark gray suit would look great and yes, more casual. But if he is insisting on a tux, would a black suit be a better compromise? It would be more casual than a tux but still have that black, polished look that he likes.
Post # 7
So he wasn’t game for the grey tux, mostly because the places we went didn’t have the darker grey I was picturing. We spent a stress inducing hour at Mens Wearhouse. Their selection is just awful. The salesperson quietly mentioned she disliked their tuxes (way to sell us! sheesh) We did find tone on tone ones that took on a grey appearance when we took pictures to send the guys but the tie and vest just didn’t work at all. I was beyond not feelin it( enter teary eyes) so he decided we would look elsewhere. So we went to the place I had been set on for 7 months or so and although we went with black and vests(against my wishes) tuxes were picked out in 5 minutes. They had an enormous selection and REAL tailors that will fit everyone. Family owned business = pride in how you look. Groomzilla went with tone on tone and his fellas will be more basic, two buttons for a suit look and black shirts to take away that stuffy formal feeling. He hasn’t stopped talking about them, so glad he finally got something his way and I still like it. lol
Post # 8
Glad you found something you liked. My groom at first insisted that he liked the idea of a tux because he thought my dress was more formal even though we are getting married outdoors near a river, and has a sligth country rustic feel. Then I finally convinced of a charcoal grey suit that i absolutely love at www. JCREW.com it fits him wonderfully. I think what concerned him the most is that he didn’t want to spend so much more to buy a suit than it costed to rent a tux. But since we got the suit on sale for 30% off at Jcrew we snatched up. Take a look if you want at their wedding section under groom. It was a great find for me.