I think it is a matter of personal preference...I heard or read somewhere that bridal parties should be similiar, so that the bride and groom stick out (He/she compared it to a frame...the bridal party is the frame; The bride and groom are the picture.). Since your future husband is having only a best man, I believe you two will stand out regardless.
As for me, my bridesmaids were told to find a navy blue dress that suits their own personality. I have given the groomsmen a little more guidance, but I still want their outfits to reflect them. As far as I'm concerned, we chose them to be in our wedding because we love them..I have no interest in sticking them in a cookie-cutter outfit.
Anyway, I think the idea of varying the sleeve length or color is a great idea. I believe another source mentioned that you don't want one member of the wedding party in a bright color, however, as he or she will become the focal point of a lot pictures. Of course, you can't follow everything you read.
Originally Posted by Peach
So, my FI has chosen to only have one man - his best friend - stand up with him.
Should I get them to wear matching clothing?
FI wants to wear linen khaki-coloured pants and a white linen shirt, which I am please with. His GM will be wearing something similar, but now I am wondering if I should make it different somehow. A blue shirt instead, maybe, or short sleeves? (Blue is one of our colours).
Of course, when I ask them, they say they do not care.
I want to take advantage of the sales this summer, so I would like to have my mind made up in the next couple months.
What do you think, ladies? Should the two guys match or be slightly different? Or completely different? What do you think?