Post # 1
Hey bees. I just got into a bit of a pickle about the wardrobe for the men in my bridal party and dads. I’ll preface with the fact that this is a small wedding with less than 50 guests invited and we are trying to keep it pretty casual.
I had originally envisioned light tan pants and jackets on dad with ivory shirts and emerald green ties.(wedding colors are emerald gold and blush). I hated all of the tan suits in the store today when we went to look for my dad and we ended up smoking up with a totally different idea for the dads and groom/groomsman. So my dad got brown pants with a tan sport coat that has a very faint Brown plaid pattern to it. He has the ivory shirt still and we are deciding between an emerald vest for under the coat or the emerald tie. As of now I am totally happy with my dads outfit.
Now I’m trying to figure out what to do for my groom. I had envisioned the tan pants with ivory shirt and green tie with a tan vest. Again that’s not going to work. And the wedding is in December so I should take that into account and put my man in something a bit warmer. I was thinking of going with a look pretty similar to my dads with Brown pants and ivory shirt. I am thinking of putting him in a tan colored sweater with a v neck or a cardigan that buttons along with the green tie. Or we could do a tan jacket with the green sweater or sweater vest.
I am liking the look in my head and think it could come together pretty easily and won’t break the bank. It could also be nice to have pieces he could wear again instead of spending a lot of money on a big suit he won’t get much use out of.
So what do you guys think of a sweatered groom? I have seen lots of cool ofbeat ideas for grooms and I think I really like this one!
Post # 2
mallorinicole: First, I am assuming that the groom is involved in deciding what he will wear. Correct me if I am wrong.
It would be unusual for the groom to be less formally dressed than the father of the bride.
Is your Dad walking you down the aisle? Is that why you want him dressed like the groom?
Do you have bridesmaids or groomsmen?
Post # 3
julies1949: of course he gets a say in what he wears. He doesn’t want to be too traditional or do something that everyone else does. I run everything by him… Even things he doesn’t have a real opinion about. He probably gets tired of it!
My dad is walking me down the aisle. I just want him to go along with the wedding theme or whatever. I feel like it will look a bit more cohesive in Photos and such if we have a General theme.
My bridesmaids are my sister and his 12 year old sister and the groomsman is his 16 year old brother. Super small wedding and super simple.
Post # 4
Regarding a suit, every man should own one, for attending funerals and weddings if nothing else. So he will get wear out of one. He can also wear the pieces separately if he chooses wisely.
I think a sportscoat with a thin sweater vest would be a good look.
Here’s a pic of a groom wearing a cardigan with a shirt and tie. I love the shawl collar.
Here is a search for brown shawl collared cardigans. There are some nice sweaters at very reasonable prices.
A patterned tie would be more interesting than a solid color. The greens do not have to be an exact match.
would he wear a bow tie?
Post # 5
J Crew has some gorgeous men’s sweaters out now. I think I remember one in particular with a lux-looking fur collar. I think a sweatered groom is a great idea. But it seems a little strange to be going shopping with your dad and groom to choose their exact outfits. Can you not just say, “tan suit and sweater” or something and let the men choose their own things?