If your groom and the GM wore tuxedos….

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We are having a black tie wedding so everyone will be in tuxes…I recently went to a wedding that wasn’t black tie and the groom GM wore tuxes and so did the fathers, if you are having more cocktail attire I am sure a nice suit would be fine…hope this helps!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@StL.Ashley:  Whatever they wanted to, I didn’t want them to have to pay to rent a tux.

 

My brother and FBIL were ushers, my brother wore black dress slacks and a button up with tie (he’s a casual blue collar type of guy), FBIL wore a black suit, both had ties in our wedding colors that I provided for them.

Dads both wore black suits that they already owned with ties I provided in our wedding colors.

Officiant also wore a black suit and neutral tie.

 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@StL.Ashley:  

groom and groomsman wore tuxes.  both our dads are deceased but DH’s grandfather who was part of the processional also wore a tux.

we did not have ushers.

our officiant was female.  she wore black slacks, a blouse, and a jacket over it.

our wedding was also cocktail attire.

 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@StL.Ashley:  We will be having our officiant (FI’s uncle), my dads, and my grandpa wearing tuxes for the wedding.  Fi will be in ivory vest/tie, GM will be in blue…not sure what color we’re going to have the rest of them though… and then ring bearers will be in suspenders and a bowtie. LOL

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yes I need answers too! My groom and his men are wearing tuxes…

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Groomsmen, ushers, and Dads all wore tuxes.

The Priest wore robes, lol.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

All the men – Groom, Groomsmen, Ushers, and Dads are getting Tuxedos. Different tie colors for the Groom and the Dads.

Officiant is a women, so she’d look a little out of place in a tuxedo! She says she always wears a plain black pant or long skirt suit.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Everyone wore tuxedos, it was black tie. Except for the officiant, he wore his rabbi robes. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

They can wear suits, or tux’s. If it was my wedding I would put ushers in suits, or at least a nice sport coat, dad’s in tuxes if they want, if not then suits as well. Officiant, MINIMUM a suit

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Tuxedos or dark, solid suits – navy or charcoal.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We just picked out the groom/groomsman tuxes today. We are doing dark gray with the matching dark gray vest and dark blue tie (Mens Warehouse & Davids call it marine) to match my bridesmaids’ dresses. 

I am trying to figure out what to have my dad and stepdad wear. Stepdad is our officiant also. I was thinking black is more formal, and I’m not sure I want them more formal than the groom. I also don’t think I want them to match exactly. Maybe the dark gray suit with the marine colored vests, but I’m not sure. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Pingwing:  What time of day?  Black suits (including Tuxes) aren’t very good for day time.  Black is more formal, but for day formal wear, the tradition comes from Morning Coats, which is one article of black clothing, not a whole suit of it, and morning dress has evolved to allow a lot of colour, and variation, because it looks better during the day.  I would stick with charcoal, as you’re doing for the groom’s party.  If you want him to be more formal, give him a black tie, either solid, herringbone, or a subtle, traditional pattern, like pindots, glenplaid, or a simple stripe.

If it’s evening, since you haven’t done black tie for the wedding party, it comes down to what yo’ud like better.  You’re correct that black is more formal, but once you put a long tie under a Tux, you’ve veered away from classic formality, so Charcoal and Black become essentially the same level of formality.  Just pick whichever you/they like better.

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Duncan- it is a Saturday evening (ceremony 530, reception 6-10). Thanks for your input!

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