I am wondering what to do about suit colors for our wedding, which is in August in Texas. The colors are black and white with red accents, at least theoretically. The ceremony location will have very little decor to represent the colors if any - perhaps an altar arrangement.
Tl;dr: There's more to the issue (financial), but to answer the main question,
a) Can the groom wear bright blue/navy blue, GM wear light grey, and bridesmen wear black when the bridesmaids have black dresses, with our color scheme and no decor to back it up?
b) No? Would it work for all the GM to wear bright/navy blue with FH, and it not create a problem with the wedding colors?
c) What color scheme would work?
Bonus: d) How would you tackle FH suddenly wanting to buy a suit in a different color, which might force GM to buy/rent new suits instead, when all of our budgets are low?
The original plan: My FH and I had come to a pretty solid agreement that he and the GM would all wear light grey suits, as they all own them already - his idea. I decided since my bridesmaids are wearing black dresses and my bridesmen only own black suits, that I will suggest that they can both wear black suits. So all black on one side, light grey on the other.
Accessory colors: I was thinking that I would suggest that the bridesmaids can also wear any red accessories if they want, I would make the boutonnieres black and red, and the ties would be either black or red. However, I can also nix red accessories and change some of the colors to white.
Issue: Rather suddenly, my FH is thinking he wants to buy a new cotton suit, which I understand because it is pretty heavy for warm weather. However, the ceremony and reception are in a completely air-conditioned area. The problem is the color. He most recently suddenly suggested he'd like to buy a bright navy blue suit I believe? A bright blue or a navy blue.
Budget: I'm a little frustrated because I'm almost certain that the GM don't all have this suit color, and my bridesmen only have black. Suddenly telling anyone else they need to buy or rent new suits two and a half months before the wedding seems... silly, at best. Our wedding has a very low budget. Expecting them to rent or buy a suit seems unfair. At least one of the GM wore a suit he already had to his own wedding, so we're expecting him to rent/buy a new one for ours? Riiight...
Color scheme: I suppose I might work through the financial part with my FH, but what color scheme would work if it's alright that it changes? I feel like black all along the left and one bright/navy blue and three grey on the right is just way too many different colors going on. Even if we could work out the GM getting bright/navy blue suits like my FH, does putting all those suits in with the black/white/red color scheme work? Is there a way I can alter accessory colors for them to blend? I feel like, with there being no decor, the colors will be completely lost and eclectic with all the blue.
My FH is flexible on what color he gets, but he will not buy a black suit. He would like to get a new suit for the warm weather and he shouldn't have two light grey ones, but I could probably tell him he just needs to wear the light grey suit he has. I really don't know where he thinks a new suit is coming from our budget, anyway. Still, I want to be flexible. Any thoughts on what color scheme(s) could work?