Originally Posted by MelB2012
My Bridesmaid flies in from Calgary this week so we are going dress shopping for them on Thursday (EXCITING)... My girls are going to wear deep purple. I only have 2 girls in my wedding party (+ my flower girl who will probably wear white with a purple waist band or something.) Now, for the guys - I have no clue. My FH doesn't want me to get involved in what he wears... but I HAVE to! Lol.
I've suggested grey linen with a purple tie (a vest with no jacket, sleeves rolled up... LOVE IT) but he apparently doesn't like grey because it is gloomy. I really don't think a beige suit can incorporate any purple, it just won't work. I have potentially sold him on a light grey suit (borderline white, but not quite...) But I will only be using Turquoise to accent the purple wherever I can.
We've definitely challenged ourselves with these colours, but I love them so - Challenge Accepted.
My fiance said the same thing about what he's wearing. He said " I had no choice in choosing your dress- that was your own experience. It should be the same for my suit."luckily- he has pretty impeccable taste and my friend owns and operates a Custom Clothiers Company and his suit is being custom made by her. I did argue with my mom and my bridesmaids a tad because they said- what if he picks something that doesn't match our dresses? and I told them we would wait to buy dresses and buy them to match his suit. I think its only fair. So I kept my options for dresses open and showed him my choices. For each choice he picked a suit that would match. When he chose his suit, we just picked the dress that went best with it. Fortunately- the bridesmaids first choice ended up being the one that matched his suit best.
I looooove the grey and purple combination. I wanted him to pick that and then we would have gone with turquoise dresses. He ended up picking a dark grey suit with a pattern that has faint blue lines. The suit looks more blue than grey actually, so our girls went with a peacock jewel tones dress. I had several palette options for my color scheme- but I let him pick his suit first.