Should fiance wear his dress blues for our wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Dress Blues vs. Tux
    Tux : (2 votes)
    18 %
    Dress Blues : (9 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 2
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    KWLynn9489:  my FI is active military but we wanted a certain look/style so he decided against his dress uniform. If you’re incorporsting anything military related then I say go for it! It also saves a little money from a tux rental or purchase.

    Post # 3
    2974 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we had a military wedding (and we wanted to save money on a tux rental), so my husband wore his blues. if it matters, we didn’t incorporate every military wedding tradition, we just had an arch of sabers following our ceremony.

    i think he should wear whatever he wants and is comfortable with. and also, i wouldn’t worry too much about coordinating with the uniform if you don’t want to. i didn’t plan my wedding colors around the colors in the uniform and i think it looked fine 🙂

    edited to add: if you want the best of both worlds, he could wear his uniform for the ceremony and change into a suit/tux for the reception. we considered doing it that way.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by  lilchicana.
    Post # 4
    468 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We are not having a military wedding, and my FI wore his dress blues when he got married before, so he feels very strongly against wearing them. I don’t think you’ll have to coordinate around the colors. But we also want to avoid renting a tux so my FI would like to purchase a very nice suit. We are having a wedding at the church but a less formal reception, so the suit will work and he is going to buy something he will definitely wear again. Have you considered that option as well?

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