(Closed) Does the FOB need a tux?

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Honey bee

Many suits don’t look that different from a tux to be honest. But if the groomsmen are wearing attire of a certain formality, it has a cohesive look if the father does too. But it’s certainly not required by any means if the father of the bride cannot afford one or does not feel comfortable wearing it. A regular suit is perfectly acceptable.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I personally think he should be in a tux.  We had my father and my FIL in the tuxes.  It looks much better in pictures.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

My dad is going to wear the same tux that the groomsmen are wearing–I think it’ll look more cohesive. Dad is important to the day–I think he he should as formal as the groom and groomsmen.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

we put my dad in a tux with a black vest and a black tie and out color in his pocket square. He looked sharp!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My dad is going to wear one, but some suits are really nice 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No.  We had a semi-formal affair and the only ones in tuxes were groom and BM.  The more folks that wear one, you take it out of the realm of semi-formal.  A very nice dress suit in black or other dark color and a very nice shirt and tie will do.  As long as he wears a suit, you’ll be fine.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

my guys are wearing suits.. my dad is also going to rent a suit… but i dont want him to wear the same as the groomsmen

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

my dad refuses to rent clothing – hes got all his suits specially made (he lives in suits for his jobs) so its a no go for renting a tux for him. but his black suit is perfect for it, and i plan on buying him the matching vest and tie to go with the suit to wear. the tuxes that the guys have arent too different from his suit (they just have that tux stripe down the side)

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A suit is fine, especially to save money. I would not make your dad wear anything purple though (except maybe a tie) – it seems girly.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

FI and his boys will all be in tuxes and both our dads and his granddad will be in suits.  I don’t really think everyone has to be in a tux and to have your dad wear one of your wedding colors will be nice and still look cohesive.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

A tux or a really nice suit wold be nice. 🙂

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Both my dad and my FI’s dad are going to be wearing tuxes.

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