(Closed) Dad will be overdressed – Let it go?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

Let it go. When he gets there he may feel over dressed and remove his jacket anyway or just for comfort.

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

unless it REALLY bugs you, i would just let it go. it’s his little girl’s wedding, so if one of the things that’s important to him is wearing a suit, so be it.

maybe you could talk him into getting a brown suit though?

Post # 5
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Let it go. Black looks nice (think “little black dress”) not like a funeral to me. Also, I think it’s cute that he wants to look nice for his daughter’s wedding! Definitely not a battle that needs fighting.

Post # 6
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would gently suggest a brown suit, but if he’s all for his black one then let him wear it! Don’t worry!

Post # 8
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you’re worried about how he’ll feel, I wouldn’t. He’s likely going to be very proud of you and happy, and he’s not going to be thinking about his suit at all. I watched my dad at my sister’s wedding, and he didn’t seem to have a care in the world :).

Post # 9
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you should let it go. Your dad is an adult and deserves the right to dress himself. It might look cute to be “in theme” for photos, etc. but it’s more important that he is comfortable, in my opinon.

Post # 10
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I would let it go. Looking at the pictures, it doesn’t seem that your dad wearing a suit with a jacket is going to be that “out of the norm”. He wants to be a little different because he’ll be giving you away (I assume). And yet, he’s not a part of the attendants, so he’s not going to clash with anyone… I would say let it go. OR I would make him compromise to wear a grey or brown/tan suit instead. But really, I think it will be fine.

Post # 11
1920 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would let it go. I’m sure he won’t feel uncomfortable. If anything he would feel uncomfortable not wearing a suit to a wedding as he probably sees it as tradition and I’m sure other people will wear suits as well.

Post # 12
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you could do it nicely, try to get dad to buy a new suit in brown or navy. Black suits make men look really old sometimes. See if he would be willing to meet you half way – he wants to wear a suit, you want him to look good, and it’s your wedding. I love rustic elegance. Btw – it’s always better to have your dad be overdressed than underdressed. If you can’t get him out of the black suit, try to get him to wear a funky tie and hip boutineer.

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