posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@absolutely_tati:  My dear friend is a sneaker addict too. For his wedding, he ordered custom Air Force Ones for himself and all the groomsmen. The wedding colors were red and black…so the Air Force Ones were black with red accents. They were black tuxes, red vests, red ties. It looked really cool. Maybe something like that would be a compromise?

Post # 5
6977 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think it’d be pretty cool actually. sorry! haha

Post # 6
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@absolutely_tati:  I think it’ll actually look kind of cute… and yeah, it’s not perfectly formal, but it’s his real personality and something he’s excited about- and he only wants to do it at the reception, and the reception is a party. Parties are for fun!

Better to have a husband who’s excited and feels involved in the wedding than one who looks picture perfect but feels out of place, I think.


Post # 7
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Hmm.  I can understand why you’d be annoyed, it will look kind of ‘patchworky.’

Maybe this as a compromise?  My BIL and all of his GMs wore custom converse for his wedding.  It was really cool, he had “Groom” written on his and all of the guys had their nicknames.

The converse all matched and were almost completely black. 

It was his gift to them.

Also, if he gets to change, you should have the option to have a second dress (only if you want to.)

Post # 8
6455 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@absolutely_tati:  I think it’s kind of a neat idea. Is he open to the idea of them wearing matching sneakers?

Post # 9
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I understand where you’re coming from but it all depends on your budget because he could order some nice custom made sneakers that would be appropriate for a wedding. Non sneaker heads probably won’t get it but it’s possible.

Post # 10
592 posts
Busy bee

@absolutely_tati:I also think that’s really cute. It could seem strange now, but I think it’d be such a fun thing to see in pictures 10, 20, 50 years from now when you reminisce with family. Everyone gets to show off their personality, sounds like a lot of fun actually. 

It is your wedding though. So what I think is a fun idea could be terrible to you. I’d advise some sort of compromise though. Normally grooms have little to no opinion on weddings cause they don’t care, so when they do have an opinion its pretty important to them and should be something to try and incorporate. 


Post # 11
1372 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@absolutely_tati:  I hate to say it but that would look AWESOME!!! 

I would try not to stress and think hey… At least he cares enough to add his own spin! It’s his day too! I think that’s a unique and interesting way to make it personal!

Post # 12
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

@absolutely_tati:  Why ask the groomsmen to fork out extra $$ so they can match?

Let him wear what he wants to the reception, it’s not like he wants to wear this during the actual ceremony.

Post # 13
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

He’ll be wearing real shoes for the ceremony and the pictures? As long as there’s little photographic evidence of this, it should be fine!

Post # 14
1802 posts
Buzzing bee

@absolutely_tati:  I don’t think it’s a terrible idea for just the reception as long as the groomsmen are okay with paying for the extra colored vests, bow ties and sneakers. I would be okay with it as long as all formal pictures were taken before he changed into his reception attire. He can get silly pictures with his groomsmen done during the reception or just before/after.

Post # 15
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

If there was a bee posting about how her FI wanted to make her and her bridesmaids wear shoes they didn’t like for the reception, everyone would be telling her that he sounds controlling and she should reconsider marrying him.

Post # 16
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Well, I’m with your husband. It’s his thing and he’s not asking you to wear sneakers! I, honestly, thinkit will look really awesome, especially if people know this is something he’s really into!

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