Brother of the Bride…what to wear?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

What’s dad wearing and what are your colors? Maybe a darker grey suit?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I vote either match your dad or dark grey. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@applehilluser:  Grey, navy, black- basically anything he likes except brown.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My brother was in the same situation as yours. We put him in a tux matching the groomsmen.  I think your brother would be fine matching either or.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never been in that situation but my instinct says match his dad. It makes more sense that he matches his dad (who, like him, is on the bride’s side) than to match the groomsmen who are on the groom’s side.

That said, IMO it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t match anyone.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@applehilluser:  I would put him in the same color family as the groomsmen, maybe a medium or dark gray suit and give him a boutonniere (so people know he’s important). 

What is your dad wearing? I think it would be okay for brother to match dad. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

My brothers wore whatever the hell they wanted. I think it was just white shirts and slacks.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Let him wear what he wants, but if he asks because he isn’t particular, color coordinate him, but not match exactly.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My brother is in the bridal party. So he’s wearing what they are. 

Lid just let him wear whatever he wants. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Duncan:  well yea lol. He can’t look like a slob

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Duncan:  Depending on the formalitly of the wedding, yes.  Not all weddings are formal enough for every man to wear a suit.  

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