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Oyster colored dress....what does FI wear???

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#1 vlynnw

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    Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:09 PM

    I've been searching for this topic and have yet to come across so I'm reaching out to anyone with some advice.  My dress is oyster colored and I love it.  However, white looks horrific when you put it beside it.  I'm at a loss on what to do about FI's attire. We are ordering him a tan linen suit, but do I just go with the white shirt even though it looks horrible or use another alternative of a natural color or something?  If anyone has had an oyster or even ivory colored dress what did you do?


    My dress is in the following thread


    Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

    #2 downtownlagirl

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      Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:03 PM

      Are you committed to the tan linen? My BFF just got married in oyster and had this same issue which we agonized over!! We (I planned the wedding) ordered her FI a gray seersucker suit - it looked amazing. I think his shirt was white but because his suit basically matched her dress, it looked great. Or, if you can deal with a black suit in the heat, black suit and pale gray shirt. Your dress is fairly formal so you could definitely carry that off.

      If you are doing tan linen no matter what, you could do a soft white shirt, you know the off-white color that beach shirts sometimes are? And take a swatch of your dress to wrap his boutonniere - that way you have a tie-in. 

      We are getting married ONE WEEK before you!!

      #3 richarsd

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        Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:26 PM

        Does white really look that bad? I would think the combination of a tan suit, oyster dress, and a white short on him would blend together fine as they're all neutral colours. Maybe I just can't picture it right in my head.


        If you're set on the tan suit (which I think would look nice), why not a coloured shirt to match your wedding colour?? My FI is going a little untraditional and his shirt is matching the same colour as our BM dresses, which is turqouise. Our groomsmen will wear white shirts and my dress is white.

        #4 vlynnw

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          Posted 29 November 2010 - 11:57 AM

          I originally thought that white would be fine but I pulled out a white dress shirt of his and put it up next to my dress and they look awful next to each other.  I just found an 'almond' colored dress shirt at Macy's online so I'm going to go tonight to look at it with a piece of the fabric from my dress.  I'm hoping this will be a much better option for us.

          Veronica & Adam - May 6, 2011 - Dreams Tulum

          #5 Brandy

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            Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:41 PM

            I found a oyster colored suit on overstock.com but its out of stock right now, I also have oyster in my dress, its ivory with an oyster empire band.  You can keep checking back like I have been doing. Heres the link.... or maybe even find it on another website, Ive been searching and searching, havent come up with anything yet, but Ill let you know if i do


            #6 Brandy

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              Posted 30 November 2010 - 09:31 AM

              Vlynnw what color are you doing for your shoes?

              #7 jenandmark

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                Posted 30 November 2010 - 01:01 PM

                Can you use a colored shirt of some sort with the tan suit?  Not sure what your color scheme is...

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                #8 elain

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                  Posted 02 December 2010 - 06:48 PM

                  nothing serious ,i owned a wedding dress the color like you and i love it very much ,beautiful and attractive .with this color you can choose a blue color shoes match your wedding dress .

                  #9 QueenDiva

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                    Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:21 PM

                    I was wondering the same thing. My dress is a nude/champagne color.

                    #10 VancityBride

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                      Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:18 PM

                      Omg girls.. I'm having the same problem!! I haven't bought the dress yet cause I'm confused about my colors also. I'm thinking of having my dress oyster my FI in a tan suit and then the BM in red dresses and the groomsman in tan pants and white shirts... But I'm not 100% on it yet. What do you gals think??? 


                      Originally i wanted to have the BM in champagne dresses with red roses but ...now I'm just totally confused :(  I wonder if the red will be too much..


                      I mean really is the oyster really that noticeable??


                      Please help............

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