Post # 1
Where to begin..??
Fiance is a HUGE avid hunter, and to be quite honest.. sometimes I have to compete with hunting for his attention, haha. I love that he loves having hunting as a hobby, but lately it seems to be ruining the excitement of wedding planning. I wanted to incorporate his personality in his attire, so I figured a “winter white” camouflage vest would be nice to go under a black tuxedo jacket, along with a matching pocket square. I think it is completely wedding appropriate but can still reflect what he enjoys.
However, Fiance started off by throwing a fit about a tuxedo jacket, tie, and dress pants. Apparently he thought a pair of black jeans and an all over camo “tux” jacket would be OK. The rest of the wedding is pretty formal, and not to mention an all over camo coat would be incredibly wedding inappropriate.. Last week, his Mother was pretty passive aggresive about the whole thing, and kept telling him to just “wear what you want, it’s your wedding too!” …So that didn’t help matters.
I need help getting him on board, and the farthest I’ve gotten, is him agreeing on the white camo vest, no tie, no coat, and only black jeans and cowboy boots.
Post # 3
oh helllllllllll no. Fiance is a hunter also but not to that degree. i just told him about your post and he said “that is awesome!” i told him it would be a cold day in hell when i would marry him in jeans. if i were you i’d wouldn’t agree to marry him until he comes to his senses.
you can’t count on moms to back you up, they want their little boys to be happy. lol
Post # 4
@janetsnakehole: Dear Janet’s Fiance…NOT awesome! haha. I’m glad your Fiance is OK with no camo. And I totally agree with not counting on Future Mother-In-Law to back me up. Fiance was the one to bring it up to her to back him up. I felt pretty ganged up on, to be honest!
Post # 5
oh i totally feel you there. Fiance is the oldest of two boys and Future Mother-In-Law definitely backs him up on most everything. except one time he compared me to his ex wife and his mom flipped out on him for me. i guess it depends on the situation.
Post # 6
How about letting him wear a mossy oak camo vest. My Fiance would never wear the snow camo. He was going to wear jeans till i said he could wear the mossy oak vest. Also let him know the he only has to wear the jacket at the wedding and pictures.
Post # 7
…maybe the best way to go about this is to explain what your wedding “vision” means to you. I agree with huntinggirl, tell him he can take his tux jacket off after the ceremony.
(But c’mon…Really?!! A snow camo vest is MORE than a reasonable compromise.)