(Closed) Groom/men, Military and attire issues? Oh my!

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yes, it is within her rights as the bride to request he wear a tux. If they are using money as leverage against you… why not just offer to pay for the tux rather than the bridal shower? Then they have no excuses. The Marine blues are very dressy, so I see why your daughter has an issue. (My husband is Air Force, so he has really plain dress uniform too.) Does your son-in-law have whites? Those definitely compete with the Marine blues.

Your daughter’s Boyfriend or Best Friend is being a snot, honestly. If she’s going to be a diva, then maybe your daughter is better off without her.

Post # 4
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I swear I did not think anyone else on the planet was having this issue. We were in the exact-same-situation as the Best Man HAD to wear his military uniform. We thought and thought and thought about it and finally looked up the “rules.”

We finally decided Fiance would wear his uniform (and so would the best man) and the wedding officially became a uniformed event. I’m not sure what the Navy’s rules are but, in the ARMY as an officer, if it is uniformed event then everyone *should* be uniformed. If it is not and groom is not uniformed, then it inappropriate for anyone else to be uniformed (unless, of course, they are a guest and superior officer, in which case, anything goes).

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