Naomi
Curious September 2018 British Columbia

Colour palette for menswear

Naomi, on June 18, 2018 at 18:46 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 12
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My bridesmaids' dresses arrived and we absolutely love the lavender shade we picked! (The original colour palette was royal purple for the bridesmaids and a jewel-toned turquoise for the groomsmen).

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The guys were going to wear black shirts and trousers, with turquoise ties, and my FH was going to wear a turquoise vest with an ivory tie. But the place where we were going to rent the menswear from said that the colour for the guys had to match the bridesmaids' dresses. Fine.

So I went back in today to order the black shirts and trousers, but with purple ties for the groomsmen and a purple vest and ivory tie for my FH. Now they tell me that my FH's vest can't match the bridesmaids' dresses and I need to pick another colour. But what colour should I choose? Ivory vest with a purple tie? Go back to my original plan and order turqouise? Choose another colour entirely? HELP!!!

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Latest activity by Naomi, on July 29, 2018 at 10:13
  • Naomi
    Curious September 2018 British Columbia
    Naomi ·
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    Thanks ladies! My fiancé and I took the time to drive an 1+ hours to a different town so that we could go to Moore's, and we had a very positive experience there! After looking at the colour swatches I decided to drop the turquoise, so the groomsmen are wearing purple paisley ties, and my fiancé is wearing a purple vest with an ivory paisley tie to match my dress. (The lavender fabric at the bottom of the photo is a shawl from one of my bridesmaids' dresses.) I'm so glad to FINALLY get this crossed off my list!

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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
    Tyanna ·
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    That being said though, you should tell them to shove it!


    Your wedding, your choice! No one can tell you what you can or cannot choose for colours!!
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  • Tyanna
    Super June 2019 British Columbia
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    You did the exact same thing as me! I had eggplant picked out originally but decided I wanted wisteria when I saw them in person! I love the eggplant still but thought it might be too dark for my summer wedding. My MoH will be wearing the dark still Smiley smile

    Our groomsmen will be in light grey suits and dark grey dress shirts. the best man will have a wisteria tie, and the other groomsmen will have eggplant ties in order to tie in (seewhat I did there?😂) the look with everyone!

    My FH will be wearing a charcoal suit and a lighter grey shirt. We haven't decided on a tie colour for him yet, but he may do a bowtie in one of the purples
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  • Michelle
    Super September 2018 Alberta
    Michelle ·
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    Completely unacceptable saying you HAVE to match it the colors, different story if the store suggested a different color then I would understand but no store should be saying that to you. I would look else where, you as the bride has a certain vision in mind of what you want to do.

    Are they just saying no because they don't have the color in the size of vest he is looking for? As I know some brands have things that other brands don't. And maybe the person doesn't know how to word it?

    My FH hubby went to a couple Moores and they simply said the color he wants for the suit rentals would be more expensive as they would have to mix and match with different brands to get what he wants. But by no means did they say NO you MUST do this.

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  • Rachael
    Super October 2019 Ontario
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    I agree; it's your wedding so do what you prefer!

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  • Erin
    Master September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·
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    A menswear store has no right to dictate the colour of what you rent or purchase from them. As if!!! I would go elsewhere.

    I think your FH's vest can match whichever. My husband wore a 3 piece grey suit, including grey vest. My bridesmaids wore red and my husband tie was red and black to match them and the groomsmen (all in black suits with red and black ties as well but different pattern). I think you can coordinate your wedding party look however you want!

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
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    You should be able to choose what colours you want your groomsmen/groom wear NOT this menswear place. I'd say stick to your original plan of having them in turquoise!

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  • Amanda
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Amanda ·
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    No store should have any say about what colours you are planning on renting from them. That’s just absurd. I would definitely look somewhere else.

    Our colours are blue and purple. My girls are in royal purple, and our guys are wearing a sky blue shirt with black vest and tie. While my FH went classic and is wearing a white shirt with a black vest and tie.

    You do whatever you think would look best! There are so many different ways to put the suits together and they all look amazing. I have personally been to a wedding where all the guys wore black shirts (groom had a white tie and vest, groomsmen had green tie and vest) and it looked really sharp!
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Go with your OG choice! I am having basically the same colour scheme as you (royal purple & turquoise) and it's because those are our favourite colours. I think that our other 2 colours of red and orange will tie it all together and even if it doesn't - it screams "TORI AND KAEL" just like it will scream "NAOMI AND ____"!

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    Go with your original plan. I'm with Emma, whatever place that is telling you what you can and can't do for colours? F@*$ that, pardon me. I think the turquoise will really compliment the lavender, and your fiance should totally go with the ivory to match you!

    My fiance is wearing a dark navy tuxedo with black accents, and his groomsmen are in ALL black (pants, jacket, shirt, tie) with silver vests and pocket squares. My bridesmaids are wearing navy.

    It's about YOUR vision and YOUR choices... go with your plan! And go somewhere with smarter/nicer sales consultants.

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  • Naomi
    Curious September 2018 British Columbia
    Naomi ·
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    That's what I thought, and trust me, they will NOT be getting our business! Especially after they started arguing with my FH about the groomsmen not wearing vests and suits.

    But now that the seed has been planted...I am wondering if it will look weird if my FH's vest matches the bridesmaids' dresses instead of mine. I've got a couple days before I go to the other menswear rental place, but want to get my colour palette completely figured out in advance because it's a bit of a drive.

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  • E
    Expert December 2018 Ontario
    Emma ·
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    What kind of place is telling you what your groomsmen and groom must wear? It’s not their choice it’s yours. They can wear whatever you want them to wear.

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