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post #871 of 1582
My girlfriend and I have started seriously discussing marriage, and she really likes the sound of not having everyone match. Seems like I got pretty lucky in that regard.
post #872 of 1582
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

WTF. So glad my wife was so reasonable when I was going through this. Navy suit, white shirt, b/w shepherd check tie, white square, black shoes. As classic as it gets. She did get mad at me once when we were looking at wedding pictures and I remarked "damn, that suit looks good." Whoops shog[1].gif

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post #873 of 1582

So, as I have posted elsewhere in this thread (and elsewhere on SF), I am getting married in about a month. I decided to wear a stroller and pieced together the various elements over the last 6 months or so. I finally tried everything on all together, and I am pretty pleased with the overall result. I even modelled it for my fiancee, who had been a little wary of the stroller idea, but she admitted that it looked really nice.

 

My one question is in regards to my tie. I ordered wedding ties from Kent Wang for each of my groomsmen (glen plaid and houndstooth), as well as a black and white shepherd's check tie for myself. The one concern I have is that I think the shepherd check may be a little too "busy" in combination with the striped stroller pants. Something a little more subdued like the glen plaid or houndstooth may have worked better, but I don't want to wear the same tie as my groomsmen. I asked my fiancee what she thought, and said that something in a smaller pattern (or even just a plain grey/silver tie) may work better, but she was happy to leave it up to me.

 

Here are the tie and the pants I will be wearing:

 

 

 

 

For comparison's sake, the other key elements are a dark charcoal grey jacket (w/peaked lapels & jetted pockets), white french cuff shirt, white linen pocket square, black shoes. Any thoughts/opinions on the tie? Am I over-thinking / over-worrying things in the leadup to the wedding, or do you agree that a simpler tie may work better?

post #874 of 1582
You're over thinking. That tie will look great.
post #875 of 1582

Maybe I need to take another look at it all together...

post #876 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post

So, as I have posted elsewhere in this thread (and elsewhere on SF), I am getting married in about a month. I decided to wear a stroller and pieced together the various elements over the last 6 months or so. I finally tried everything on all together, and I am pretty pleased with the overall result. I even modelled it for my fiancee, who had been a little wary of the stroller idea, but she admitted that it looked really nice.

My one question is in regards to my tie. I ordered wedding ties from Kent Wang for each of my groomsmen (glen plaid and houndstooth), as well as a black and white shepherd's check tie for myself. The one concern I have is that I think the shepherd check may be a little too "busy" in combination with the striped stroller pants. Something a little more subdued like the glen plaid or houndstooth may have worked better, but I don't want to wear the same tie as my groomsmen. I asked my fiancee what she thought, and said that something in a smaller pattern (or even just a plain grey/silver tie) may work better, but she was happy to leave it up to me.

Here are the tie and the pants I will be wearing:








For comparison's sake, the other key elements are a dark charcoal grey jacket (w/peaked lapels & jetted pockets), white french cuff shirt, white linen pocket square, black shoes. Any thoughts/opinions on the tie? Am I over-thinking / over-worrying things in the leadup to the wedding, or do you agree that a simpler tie may work better?

I'd have to see the whole outfit together to really know. But perhaps a solid silver tie would be a sleek look that would also help you stand out.
post #877 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post


Here are the tie and the pants I will be wearing:








For comparison's sake, the other key elements are a dark charcoal grey jacket (w/peaked lapels & jetted pockets), white french cuff shirt, white linen pocket square, black shoes. Any thoughts/opinions on the tie? Am I over-thinking / over-worrying things in the leadup to the wedding, or do you agree that a simpler tie may work better?

Are you not wearing a waistcoat ? It will really complete the look and further separate the tie from the the trousers
post #878 of 1582
The glittery boutonniere idea is not dying. The bridesmaids LOOOVVVE IT and I guess the bouquets are going to include the glittery baby's breath. There's glitter all over the apartment just from her messing around with it, and I know if we use this for a boutonniere it's going to get all over everyone's suits, shirts, and ties. I think this is a battle I have to fight. baldy[1].gif
post #879 of 1582
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Sounds shitty. Sorry man. Are you going to do a magic show in the middle of your ceremony?
post #880 of 1582
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Sounds shitty. Sorry man. Are you going to do a magic show in the middle of your ceremony?

No, but we are planning a flash mob performance of Ziggy Stardust...

I am fine with regular baby's breath boutonnieres. I hope we can make this compromise.
post #881 of 1582
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Originally Posted by marcodalondra View Post

Are you not wearing a waistcoat ? It will really complete the look and further separate the tie from the the trousers

+1 on the vest. If you wear one, this is a non-issue. Isn't a stroller technically not correct without a vest (unless it's DB)?
post #882 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post

So, as I have posted elsewhere in this thread (and elsewhere on SF), I am getting married in about a month. I decided to wear a stroller and pieced together the various elements over the last 6 months or so. I finally tried everything on all together, and I am pretty pleased with the overall result. I even modelled it for my fiancee, who had been a little wary of the stroller idea, but she admitted that it looked really nice.

My one question is in regards to my tie. I ordered wedding ties from Kent Wang for each of my groomsmen (glen plaid and houndstooth), as well as a black and white shepherd's check tie for myself. The one concern I have is that I think the shepherd check may be a little too "busy" in combination with the striped stroller pants. Something a little more subdued like the glen plaid or houndstooth may have worked better, but I don't want to wear the same tie as my groomsmen. I asked my fiancee what she thought, and said that something in a smaller pattern (or even just a plain grey/silver tie) may work better, but she was happy to leave it up to me.

Here are the tie and the pants I will be wearing:
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For comparison's sake, the other key elements are a dark charcoal grey jacket (w/peaked lapels & jetted pockets), white french cuff shirt, white linen pocket square, black shoes. Any thoughts/opinions on the tie? Am I over-thinking / over-worrying things in the leadup to the wedding, or do you agree that a simpler tie may work better?

Have you thought about taking the groomsmans glenplaid for yourself and swapping the shep check with him? It's your wedding remember and if you paid for them I doubt he'd have an issue with that. The other one will still look fine but a glen plaid would be a nice match to the trousers.
post #883 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The glittery boutonniere idea is not dying. The bridesmaids LOOOVVVE IT and I guess the bouquets are going to include the glittery baby's breath. There's glitter all over the apartment just from her messing around with it, and I know if we use this for a boutonniere it's going to get all over everyone's suits, shirts, and ties. I think this is a battle I have to fight. baldy[1].gif

That sucks. Sounds like something worth fighting to me. Perhaps ask the bride if she really wants her wedding photos to show a bunch of people with glitter spots all over their clothes.
post #884 of 1582
Thread Starter 
Glitter:wedding::sprinkles:tiramisu
post #885 of 1582
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The glittery boutonniere idea is not dying. The bridesmaids LOOOVVVE IT and I guess the bouquets are going to include the glittery baby's breath. There's glitter all over the apartment just from her messing around with it, and I know if we use this for a boutonniere it's going to get all over everyone's suits, shirts, and ties. I think this is a battle I have to fight. baldy[1].gif

I have heard it said that in planning a wedding, the man should cooperate cheerfully and enthusiastically EXCEPT for one small detail on which he should put down his foot just to have a degree of say in the final outcome.

You've found your detail.

brief chat excerpt with my wife follows...
Quote:
her: you would not have stood for that i think
me: Nope. Florist would've been all "here, put this on!" and I'd be all "brb" and run outside to grab a flower and stick it through my lapel.
her: obvs i would have then been horrified when i got up the aisle and you were wearing some nonglittery flower
me: whereupon you'd complain to your dad about how I ruined teh wedding and the two of us would promptly get into a fight
her: "HOW DARE YOU FAIL TO GLITTER FOR MY DAUGHTER" etc
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