(Closed) Father tux issue…please help!

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Could he wear a suit jacket with a more casual dress shirt underneath that he could leave unbottoned a bit with an undershirt? I don’t know that much about menswear, but that seems like a good option?

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@WifeyType: first and foremost, what is the attire for your wedding? Is it day or night?  Also, what are your colours for the groomsmen’s tuxes?  

 

Post # 5
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think a suit is a good idea.  My dad is a “cowboy” and will be wearing a western cut suit.  The rest of the guys are wearing tuxes, but I don’t mind if he’s a little different.  As long as he’s comfortable and looks nice!  I’m not sure I would be happy if he threw on shorts and a polo, unless it was a beach wedding or casual. 

Post # 6
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509 posts
Busy bee

Instead of him wearing a tie/bowtie, just have him wear a dress shirt (the same color as the tie) under the suit, no tie. And he could unbutton the top button so it’s looser. I wouldn’t see any problem with that.

Post # 7
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152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

He should wear whatever he want (with in reason). My dad wore a suit and looked great. Everyone else including my father in law wore a tux and I don’t think it looked awkward at all.

Post # 8
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@WifeyType: How about having him wear something like below?  As the other gals have stated, just have him where an open collar with a jacket or, depending on how formal your event is, just a fitted suit vest.  

Post # 10
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

The bridesmen should be distinguished from the groomsmen some how.  Maybe they should be the ones with black shirts and yellow ties and let the groomsmen wear ecru or ivory.  A white shirt, with your colours, will be too stark. Plus if you are wearing a white gown you’ll want to be the only one ‘in white’. Conversely, if you are wearing an ivory shade then you’ll still want their shirts to not be stark white.  Another thought- whatever shade of white your dress is, make sure your dad’s shirt is the same colour, that way he is tied to you and has his own distinction as the FOB. 

Post # 12
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow, that is quite the compliement.  I am honoured.  Thank you; I’m glad I could be of service.  

 

After styling and participating in over 14 weddings, (including my own) being a consultant might be a pretty lucrative concept.  :p  I still have a lot to learn about this stuff, though.  Heh.  

 

 

Post # 13
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85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Wow, that is quite the compliement.  I am honoured.  Thank you; I’m glad I could be of service.  

 

After styling and participating in over 14 weddings, (including my own) being a consultant might be a pretty lucrative concept.  :p  I still have a lot to learn about this stuff, though.  Heh.  

 

 

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