Jennifer
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Ivory Bride... now what to do with the Groom. Urgh!

Jennifer, on August 12, 2015 at 5:25 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 23
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I found myself purchasing an ivory dress and now I'm completely lost on what would be the most chic choice for my groom and groomsmen. My colors are blush pink, champagne, charcoal and navy so black is not an option. Personally, I find ivory shirts unflattering on men so I'm really struggling here. I also prefer a suit vs a tux. Any style advice you ladies can provide is truly appreciated!

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Latest activity by Mrs. Batog-Huffman, on August 14, 2015 at 11:41 AM
  • M
    Super August 2015
    M ·
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    You could do light or dark gray suits

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  • Jeanne
    Master August 2015
    Jeanne ·
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    You could do any shade of gray or navy suits. If you're concerned about having a white men's shirt with an ivory dress, don't be. I totally agree that ivory shirts are unflattering and strange. Focus more on complimenting rather than matching.

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  • Danielle
    VIP September 2015
    Danielle ·
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    My colors are similar, I have a champagne dress with ivory lace overlay, girls are wearing blush, guys are in navy tuxes with navy vests. GM have blush tie, Father navy tie and FH will have a champagne tie.

    Edit - guys will have white shirts, skip the vests and they are very close to a suit.

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  • Lindsay
    Savvy November 2015
    Lindsay ·
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    I have the same problem, my dress is ivory and the guys will be wearing dark gray suits and I can't decide if the ivory with dark gray and the vest looks bad! My FH will be wearing the dark gray suit with a metallic gray vest and tie and the tuxedo place said he should wear the ivory shirt to match my dress but I still am not sold on that idea! So I am following this to see other opinions!

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  • Nattie
    Super October 2015
    Nattie ·
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    Charcoal suits would look very nice. FH could have a champagne or ivory tie with the guys having blush ones

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  • annakay511
    Master July 2015
    annakay511 ·
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    Gray tuxes or suits for sure!!! They will look great with your colors and are perfect for a spring wedding. I agree I don't like ivory shirts on men, they look like they are sweat-stained haha. My H had a white shirt and vest and my dress was ivory -- I don't have pro pics yet to show you but they looked fine together!



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  • Finally Mrs Gee
    Master April 2015
    Finally Mrs Gee ·
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    My DH wore a charcoal suit with a ivory shirt underneath. We didn't have vests. The GMs wore blush tie, while BMs wore blush =) our colors were ivory, blush and champagne

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  • Ashley771
    Super October 2016
    Ashley771 ·
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    I vote for Charcoal suits with blush shirts

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  • Tess
    Super September 2015
    Tess ·
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    Our tux rental place has ivory shirts that are very close to white- you can almost not tell the difference. We went with ivory shirt, ivory tie (for groom, coral paisley tie for gm), and gray suit.


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  • Annie & Javi
    Master October 2015
    Annie & Javi ·
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    Did you ask your groom what he wants to wear?

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  • Tess
    Super September 2015
    Tess ·
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    Bridesmaids are wearing blush (MOH), champagne, and stone (brown/gray)


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  • Natalie
    Master May 2015
    Natalie ·
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    How "ivory" is your dress? There are so many different shades of ivory and white. My dress was "ivory", but on the whiter end of the scale. My DH wore a grey tux, his shirt was an off-white, it looked white unless it was next to a very stark white, and was very close to the color of my dress. I really liked how it looked. I wouldn't have wanted him to be in a whiter shirt than me, because I wouldn't want it to clash with my dress. His bow tie and vest were ivory, the groomsmen had blue vests and ties and the dads had grey vests and ties. I would definitely recommend taking a sample of your dress fabric and comparing it to how it looks against different shirt color options.


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  • Jennifer
    Beginner May 2016
    Jennifer ·
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    Some really fantastic ideas here, thank you all so much! My fiancé has left everything to me and is open to anything I suggest so long as it's not a "monkey suit." His words. LOL

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  • Mrs. F-u-...
    Master December 2014
    Mrs. F-u-... ·
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    I was worried about the ivory dress and white vs ivory shirt. We had the guys try on both and, IMO, ivory looks weird to me and can look dirty. I really like a nice crisp white shirt for the suits. so, we did a crisp white, grey suits, and my ivory dress. And everything looked great!

    I'm with annakay, ivory looks sweat-stained to me.

    Here is a pic of my ivory dress next to his crisp white shirt and grey suit. My dress does not look "dirty" in comparison to his shirt (as some suit places may say will happen), it just looks ivory.

    I hope this helps. Smiley smile


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  • MrsTex
    Super October 2015
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    I am wearing ivory/champagne and my FH will be in dark gray with blue accents

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  • Mrs. F-u-...
    Master December 2014
    Mrs. F-u-... ·
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    Oh and with the guys in blush? Check with your FH and get a feel for if any of the guys are going to feel uncomfortable weird wearing a pink. When I added blush to out color scheme, I promised my guy that I wouldn't make his guys wear pink. If I had done bouts, I would have done the cream my bouquet had, not the blush. But we went with pocket squares so it wasn't a problem. Smiley smile

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  • Danielle G
    Expert May 2015
    Danielle G ·
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    Our guys wore ivory because my dress was 'Ivory over Mocha' and white would have made my dress look dirty. I thought they looked crisp and excellent.


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    Adrienne ·
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    This is so helpful! My dress is champagne with ivory overlay so i was thinking of doing ivory with champagne ties for all the guys, but they're doing gray tuxes and i dont know if i love the gray and champagne together.

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  • Gloria Franklin
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    I think he should wear a navy suit!

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  • Brit12
    Expert March 2016
    Brit12 ·
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    Definitely do a Navy suit!!! They are so sharp! Look what I found on Pinterest.


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