Post # 1
Do the FOB and FOG have to wear the same attire and how different/similar should their attire be to the groom’s and the groomsmen. Everyone will be wearing tuxes, but I’m talking about vests/cummerbunds, bowtie/necktie. My groom and groomsmen want to wear neckties, but my dad acts like he has just been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear a bow tie and I we aren’t sure what the FOG wants. Should the dad’s match, is it a big deal is they don’t? What did your groom/groomsmen/dads do?
Post # 3
My dad and FI’s dad are wearing the same thing. They are doing bowties with cumberbunds. They will be dressed in a black tux with a white shirt and black bowtie and black cummberbund. My groomsmen are wearing pink neckties, pink vests, and a black tux with a white shirt.
I dont think the dads necessarily have to match though because I have been to weddings where they dont match and all was well.
Hope my comments help! 🙂
Post # 4
The Dads don’t have to match except for the level of formality. It is nice if they choose something that coordinates with the wedding party as they will be in pics together.
Post # 5
I think its perfectly find if the gm’s are in ties and the dads are in bowties. I wanted to put the dads in a bowtie, but my husband didnt like how it looked. We had the dads in the same tux and a different colored vest/tie than the gm’s. My colors were red/purple, bm dresses were red, but i didnt want the matchy red gm vests, so they were in platinum, and the dads were in red vests.. which was fine since they werent in any pics with my bms.
Post # 6
We are doing something a bit different. The groom and groomsmen are wearing charcoal tuxedos as well as my future father in law. My own father will be wearing a black tuxedo. I wanted him to stand out.
Post # 7
Our dads both wore tuxes. My FIL wore the same tux as the GM and my dad bought a new tux and wore a black shirt. My parents hosted the wedding, so he wanted to wear something a little different.
Post # 8
We just did our tux shopping today. Both the dad’s will be wearing the same tux as everyone else (a standard 2 button black notch lapel tux), with a white shirt and silver vests and long ties. FI is wearing the same thing, but with a black vest and bow tie (don’t even get me started- visions of Daniel Craig in Casino Royale have been dancing in his head for a year now, I think it’s going to look more Nutty Professor than James Bond but he’s happy), and the boys will be in navy blue vests and bow ties.
We played with giving the dad’s their choice of colors, but honestly, neither of them like to make decisions, and my dad would’ve picked red I just know it, making us look like the star spangled wedding party. If you trust your dads, thought, you could always just let them pick.