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GM Shirt colour for Purple BM dresses?

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#1 Sarah0322

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    Posted 13 February 2011 - 11:12 AM

    I am having a lot of difficulty trying to come up with what the groom and groomsmen will be wearing. My BM dresses are purple (bright deep purple) and originally I thought I would have the groom wear a white button shirt with khaki pants, and the GM wear purple shirts (matching the type of G shirt with the same purple colour as the BM) and khaki pants. No ties as we wanted fairly casual. 


    Then I saw some pics (and also some protests from the groomsmen about wearing a purple shirt) and I didn't likethe look. I thought maybe a lighter purple. Then I thought a lighter purple with a deep purple tie, even though I originally didn't want ties. Then I thought the groom could wear the purple and the GM wear white!


    I just want something to go together with everything. I thought maybe the groom and groomsmen (2) could wear the same thing, but I really wanted the groom to stand out and be a little different. 


    I don't know!! I'm feeling stressed and not sure what way to go!! What can I do? My sister suggested black shirts for the GM, but I think that would be too dark. What about they all wear khaki pants and white shirt for groom and grey shirts for the GM (or is that too drab)?


    For thinking having a beach wedding was the simple way to go, I was wrong! Please help with my lack of colour talent!

    #2 DanniS

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      Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:06 PM

      Hey Sarah,


      We also have been going around and around about this same issue.  Our BM's are wearing bright deep purple dresses (Alfred Angelo 7122 you can google it and see the purple color and the sash will be ivory).  My dress is also ivory. Since the BM's dresses have ivory sash on them our GM will be wearing ivory shirts with khaki colored pants as well as the groom.  To stand out the groom will wear a suite jacket (Khaki color) for pictures and wedding ceremony.  I hope this helps. 

      #3 mishele81

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        Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:04 PM

        Hey there,

        I am still deciding colors myself, but I really like the look of bright purple BM dresses, with the GM wearing  charcoal grey pants and ivory/ or white shirts.  I think grey and purple look sharp together  :)

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        #4 Sarah0322

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          Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:39 AM

          Thanks. I am still having difficulty! I think since we don't want to do suits or ties, we will have groom and our two boys (ages 4 and 10 months) wear white button shirts and khaki pants and the 2 groomsmen will wear dark grey (almost metallic) shirts? What do you think? Or is that too dark for a beach?

          Im so stumped, I'm considering changing my bridesmaid colour. Well, not quite! 

          #5 beachesSB1412

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            Posted 15 February 2011 - 05:11 PM

            OMG - ditto here on the stress and color problems.  Deep purple BM dress and I wanted the GM to wear a deep purple button-down; which let me tell you has been hell to find so far!  I am thinking groom - white shirt and BM lilac as I have actually been able to find this color but I think it will look off balance.

            Sarah0322 - you said you saw pics of BM in purple and didnt like it - could you refer me to those pics as I am interested to see some.  Gap online had a purple button down but I prefer the linen type look.  I also found some on Zappos but none have been "the one".


            #6 Sarah0322

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              Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:30 AM


              My bridesmaid dresses have a black sash, so I am thinking black shirts for the groomsmen now. Or, maybe the groom can wear a linen jacket with a white shirt and the grooms men can wear white shirts as well. Shirts tucked in or out? If groom is wearing a jacket, then obviously tucked in. My two sons are in it as well, and I have short sleeved white shirts for them (ages 4 and 10 months), so I thought to match their dad, he would wear a short sleeve shirt as well, but he doesn't want to. So do you think it would still look okay if the kids wore short sleeve and the adult men wore long sleeve?


              Yes, I'm so indecisive! 


              BeachesSB1412, here is a link to the blog I was following on this bride trying to choose outfits:

              http://www.weddingbe...the-beach-boys/ She is


              She was having the same troubles as me and it was ncie to see the pics she found!!

              #7 krmiller

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                Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:39 AM

                My bridesmaid dresses are plum & the groomsmen will be wearing a white button down long sleeved shirt, untucked, with the sleeves rolled up.  I want to try to find a shirt that is straight across the bottom for them.  My fiance will wear a light colored suit with a white shirt underneath with no tie.  I think it will look fine if the kids wear a short sleeved shirt!

                #8 beachesSB1412

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                  Posted 17 March 2011 - 10:14 AM

                  I actually found my GM shirt this past weekend at a Steinmart Dept Store.  It is very similar to a Tommy Bahama shirt but for $35.

                  #9 Amers

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                    Posted 02 August 2012 - 07:15 AM

                    I am having this same problem!! my bridesmaid are wearing lilac me and the groom are wearing white so i want us to stand out and therefor not have the groomsmen wear white..do you think blacnk pants and light gray shirt would look okay together and on the beach? Im afraid my colours arent going to tie together

                    #10 dallace

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                      Posted 02 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

                      If your willing to get a little spunky, orange and purple look AWESOME together!


                      I definately agree that the boys have been the hardest to dress! My girls are in orange...but it's an off orange and there is no way I'll be able to find a shirt in the same color. Originally I figured I'd put the groom in Khaki pants/shorts and a white shirt with rolled up sleeves and a boutonier (spelling? lol) and the groomsmen with the same thing minus the bout so they were slightly different. To my suprise, the groom HATES the look. I was so disapointed to say the least, especially after I got the " I don't care what I wear, I'll wear whatever you put me in"...and now I'm getting lip from all of them haha - no pants, they don't like the khaki blah blah blah...but they'll wear white suits which wont work because my dress is ivory, they will all stick out like sore thumbs.  At this point we're somewhat agreeing on black shorts (im insisting on pinstrip to soften the look a bit), and a white shirt with rolled up sleeves and for the GM blue shirts and black shorts. Just struggling to decide whether the black is going to look okay...it's not exactly in our color theme lol.

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