Post # 1
So, FFIL’s style is — lacking….at best. He’s a little bigger than he wants to be and I think it makes him uncomfortable so he wears a sportcoat over a black t-shirt and Merrels to every wedding/nice night out. The last wedding we were at all together, he made fun of FI for wearing a tie.
At all the weddings I’ve been to as an adult (except one which was more casual), the Dads of both the bride and groom dressed the same as the groomsmen but with different boutonnieres. Is this just some weird coincidence? Or is this something normal? I’d like to do it, if only to make sure that FFIL shows up in something appropriate — but I’m expecting pushback from him.
What did ‘the dads’ wear at your wedding?
Post # 3
Both of our dads wore the same tux as groomsmen, but with no boutonnieres
Post # 4
@beeintraining: At my formal, evening wedding, my DH, all of his groomsmen, our ring bearer, and both of our fathers all wore full dress tails and white tie.
Post # 5
Exactly what PP said they wore tuxes as did the gms
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I think it depends on how formal / stringent / matching you want to be…
We just told our parents the general colors and they dressed with that in mind. My husband’s dad wore a light blue shirt and teal tie (one of our colors) with a dark gray suit. My dad wore a white shirt and multicolored tie, a peach blazer (another of our colors), dark pants, and red Converse. Haha silly guy, he looked adorable!
ETA: crappy low rez picture:
Post # 7
Our dads, who already own black tuxedos, wore their black tuxedos, with black vests and ties (white shirts). No one could tell that they weren’t the same, as our GMs had one type of Tuxedo, Ushers had another, and Dads another!
All the tuxedos went together though, and in pictures you can’t even tell they aren’t the exact same unless you really look hard.
Post # 8
@beeintraining: My dad wore the same shirt and pants as my groom, but he didn’t wear the matching vest. My dad & groom wore the same color bout, and the groomsmen wore a different color bout.
Here’s what it looked like:
Post # 9
FIL wore an identical suit/buttoniere as the GM, and the ring bearer (my brother) and my Dad wore an identical suit with a blue vest/tie (the color my girls were wearing) and buttoniere instead of a red one (like the GMs/FIL)
Post # 10
My moms husband , is wearing the same tux as the gms.
Post # 11
My dad wore a tan suit, FIL wore tan pants and a navy sport coat, both wore ties that we gave them.
Post # 12
Our dads both wore suits and white shirts, and we gifted them ties that were in the color scheme of our wedding. DH and the groomsmen all wore dark gray suits, but I think our dads both wore black ones.
Post # 13
Both our father’s purchased suits. My dad wore a 3-piece with vest and a shirt/tie that matched my mom’s dress. FIL wore pretty much the same thing without the vest.
Post # 14
@beeintraining: Both the dads wore the same groomsmen suits. I gave my dad a white tie, same as my husbands to make him stand out as father of the bride though.
Post # 15
@beeintraining: Maybe it’s regional. I’ve been to 30 or so weddings and not once have the dads co-ordinated with the groomsmen or each other. Or maybe they did and I just didn’t notice. At my wedding (and ones I’ve been close to like sister’s and best friend’s) they each just wear wore a suit of their own choosing.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church
@beeintraining: Both of the fathers at our wedding were larger men. They wore the same suits as the groomsmen but with vests in a different colour and with different ties and bouts than the groomsmen. The groomsmen had red vests with tartan ties (Scottish theme) and single white rose bouts while fathers had black vests with red ties and single red rose bouts.