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Tux colors??

We are getting married outside on a golf course and my bridesmaid dresses are a kelly green with a chocolate brown and gold overlay on the and a chocolate sash. I'm worried that if we do black tuxes, they'll look funny next to the dresses. I really do not want to do white and I've never really seen a tan or chocolate tux. Any ideas/opionons?

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Re: Tux colors??

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    I really like the neutrals for tux's.  There are plenty of them out there.  I for one am NOT a fan of black and brown mixed.  I think they are both main colors and need to have a different color to go with it.  I have a thing though where I have to have a black belt if I have black shoes and brown to brown. I cannot mix or I feel weird.
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    I just googled "brown tux" and a ton of pictures came up
    dont make ur password so easy. gbck2CA2 hahahaha
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited February 2010
    Black tuxes will coordinate with anything. That's why they've been in style for so long. Look on IMDB.com or Google Images for red carpet pictures from any major awards show, and the vast majority of the men are wearing black tuxes (no matter what color gowns their dates are wearing).

    If you want a personal opinion, I cannot stand brown tuxes. Plus I think it's not foolproof because it might look really bad if the brown of the tuxes isn't the same as the brown of the dresses, and then you're back to square one anyway with things "not matching." But plenty of other people seem to like them, so it's a matter of personal preference. My thought - worry about COORDINATING, not MATCHING.

    A black vest and tie will be neutral, as will silver or a champagne/subtle gold color. You could also do a chocolate vest and tie, or a light brown/latte.

    But the decision should be up to your FI. You should not be dressing the men, unless he's specifically asked you to pick something out for him and the guys. He should go to a formalwear shop, try on some things and see what he likes. 

    There's a BIG difference between a black tux next to a brown dress, versus black and brown in the same outfit. The bridesmaids and groomsmen will not be attached at the hip all night, and their colors don't need to be perfectly matched.

    Brown dresses with black tuxes:

    http://anexcitedbride.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/390_resize.jpg

    http://wedsmack-sitepics.favorideas.com/brown-bridemaids.jpg

    http://pics.boards.weddingbee.com/55342.bridal_party.JPG

    https://www.liweddings.com/chat/p/4386278_1.jpg

    I think khaki suits would be nice, but I also think that they're more suitable for a daytime wedding or a more casual wedding. If you're doing something in the evening, and/or a somewhat formal wedding, IMO black is the way to go: http://anexcitedbride.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/real_wedding_amehlia_2.jpg

    And CA2MT, I will absolutely agree with you that black and brown in the same outfit usually does not work out well (check out this Daniel Day Lewis picture, blech!): http://www.esquire.com/cm/esquire/images/vH/daniel-day-lewis-WI-oscars2.jpg
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    Oh HORRID!
    dont make ur password so easy. gbck2CA2 hahahaha
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    Wait- was I talking about his getup, or hers?!
    dont make ur password so easy. gbck2CA2 hahahaha
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    Both :P
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    Oh yeah my fiance is picking out what he'd like to be dressed in, we just were not sure about the whole color scheme. I agree CA I could never do black does with a brown belt etc. That would be too much for me. I like the idea of a khaki suite though too.
    Thank you for your suggestions.
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    Our girls wore brown dresses and the guys were in black tuxes with black vests and ties. Black goes with everything - not in the same outfit, although it seems very popular for guys to wear brown shoes with black pants these days - but on two different people, it looks great together.
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