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Matching bridesmaids dresses with groomsmen attire

For the most part brides have an easy time settling on a color (or colors) for their bridesmaids dresses. When going with most of your standard colors you can pair them with a tux or suit color for the guys without too much difficulty. But the number one question I get from brides comes from those who want their girls to wear chocolate brown or a dark blue and they don’t want to pick a color for the guys that is going to clash. Will a black tux clash with a navy blue dress? And what color tux do you choose when your girls wear brown?

These photos are from some of my past weddings and as you can see with these samples anything goes. The top photo and the three below show examples of couples who decided on chocolate brown bridesmaids dresses and black tuxes or suits. The photo with the bridal party in the reception tent shows a wedding where chocolate brown tuxes were worn to match the girls’ brown dresses.

In the photos further down you can see how different shades of dark blue look next to black tuxes and suits. Some people shy away from combining these two colors together but it totally can work. And for vests and ties you can see some have gone with blues and some have stuck to black or white.

Black and brown are neutrals, so don’t be scared to put them together or to use the black with a blue. As long as the shades work and your flowers and accessories match you will putting together one dapper looking group. In the end it’s important that you think through your color selections to make sure it not only fits with your preference and personality, but that you will look back at your wedding photos for years to come and still feel satisfied with your choices.

Chocolate Brown bridesmaid dresses with black groomsmen tuxes and suits:

Chocolate brown bridesmaid dresses with brown groomsmen tuxes:

Dark blue bridesmaid dresses with black groomsmen tuxes and suits:

Title Photo: Heather Bohm-Tallman Photography
Photo 2: Tracey Buyce Photography
Photo 3: McGarry Photography
Photo 4: Shannon DeCelle Photography
Photo 5: Michael Grace-Martin Photography
Photo 6: Jessica Patch Photography
Photo 7: Out of the Ordinary Photography
Photo 8: Ilana Ben Harav Photography
Photo 9: Colleen Photography

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