Post # 1
My FI owns a tux that he will be wearing for the wedding. Our wedding colours are different shades of pink, so my FI was planning on just wearing a white shirt and black bow tie, maybe with a pink boutineer.
His groomsmen are coming from out of town (and one is coming all the way from Europe). My FI suggested that they just wear their own black suits, a white shirt, and then we could get them ties so they would all have something ‘tying’ (pardon the pun) them all together.
Would this look strange? I’m one of those people who can barely tell the difference between a suit and a tux! Our wedding is afternoon/evening, and farely formal, but none of our guests are likely to show up in tuxes. Our dads will likely just be wearing nice suits as well.
Also, would it be weird for the groom to be wearing a bowtie and the groomsmen tie?
Post # 3
Well, suits and tuxes are entirely different levels of formality so technically, I don’t think it would work. That said, unless you’re having a black tie wedding, the guests will probably be wearing suits so perhaps its not a big deal if the groomsmen are too. Would they be black suits or just whatever color they happen to own?
Post # 4
I think this depends on your FI’s style of tux. There are so many different styles. If he has more of a suit style (as it seems he does), I think this would be fine. If he has a tux with long tails on the back,it may look somewhat odd.
Are you sure everyone else has a suit to wear? Does the person in Europe want to bring his suit all the way with him? I think in deciding this you need to talk to the groomsmen. I was surprised how many of our groomsmen do not own suits (and hence why we’re doing tuxes).