Fathers matching groomsman?

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Some people do it.  Others don’t.  Nothing wrong with it.  I wore a morning coat, and the dads wore strollers, so we sort of did it.  I’m not into matching suits/tuxes anyway, but if’s nice to tie them in in some way.  It’s also fine if they just wear clothes.  People will know who they are because they (a) know the bride and/or groom and, (b) the dads will be sitting at the front.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

I’ve seen it a lot. Not abnormal at all

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

DH, his best man, and my dad (DH’s dad is deceased) wore the same tux, but different colored vests and bow ties.  All three vests/bow ties had the same texture (and the texture stood out).  DH was in silver, his best man in green (matched my maid of honor), and my dad in black.  They looked coordinated without being overly matching.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

texaslemon:  my father bought a black tux, FI and groomsmen are wearing gray tuxes, no idea about what FIs father is wearing.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Some people do it, but I don’t think they should look identical to groomsmen.  The moms aren’t wearing bridesmaid dresses.  We had the fathers rent the same tux as the groomsmen mostly because my dad really wanted me to because he didn’t want to buy a new suit, but while the groomsmen’s tie matched the BM, the dad’s had grey ties that were more neutral.  Another option would be to have the fathers match their dates (moms), but we picked the tuxes before the moms picked their dresses.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

The Fathers and our ushers are wearing the same tux that the groomsmen are wearing.  it’ll look great in your pictures!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

texaslemon:  We’re doing dads and groomsmen in the same tuxes but different bow ties. And FI is in the same tux but darker grey and different bout. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Some people do, some people don’t. My dad, 2 brothers (pianist and usher) and BIL (usher), all wore black suits and matching green ties, while our GM wore grey suits with purple (our colors were purple and green)

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve definitely seen that, but we’re not doing it. The groomsmen will be kinda casual/Western (vest with no jacket, with an ascot and arm garter) but since I’m in a very formal gown, my mom really wanted my dad in a suit. I don’t really care what he wears (or the groomsmen, for that matter, I made my FI pick) so I let my mom run with whatever she wanted. They apparently went shopping for it yesterday; his tie color should help pull the whole look together.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think it’s a personal choice.  I considered it when we were getting tuxes fitted as the store was trying to “upsell”.  I decided against it.  My dad wasn’t coming to the wedding and my FIL wasn’t in the wedding party.  My FIL wore a tie and bought a new jacket for the occasion.  Either way is just fine. 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Our fathers wore the same thing as the groomsmen. It looked pretty sharp, but I think its ok to go totally different too depending on what they’re comfortable with.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Our fathers wore the same tux as the groomsmen but had a different color tie.

For my BIL’s wedding coming up, his father was told just to wear a suit. But this is in part I think because there will be no father of the bride present at the wedding.

I think it’s fine to do either one.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

All of the guys (groom, GM, both our dads) will have the same suit, but will have different details (especially the groom).

We figure that they probably all need a new suit (especially our dads), so this will work great!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My DH, the best man, our 3 ushers and both our dads all wore matching hired morning suits. They looked wonderful. It’s a matter of personal choice. 

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