What do our dads wear?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

amoore2:  They can wear whatever tuxedo they choose. They do not have to match the groom or groomsmen.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I dont think the groomsmen and fathers have to match but they should look cooridnated

Usually they wear a tuxedo similar in style and color but not matching (dark color if groomsmen are dark color).

Bow vs tie- I personally feel, anyone walking down the aisle & in pictures:: that EVERYONE is in one or other other (color doesnt matter as much to me personally) but some in bow ties and some in ties, looks messy

Vest- doenst have to match just no outlandish stuff (like zebra stripes) unless the bride and groom are OK with that haha

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

amoore2:  You will probably get different opinions on this, but my opinion is a big no! In my opinion the dads are not part of the bridal party and can wear whatever they want, so long as it fits the general dress code of the wedding. (EDIT: Especially since you’re letting the mums choose their own outfits).

At my wedding the groom and groomsmen wore tuxes and the dads wore suit and tie (which didn’t each other) and it was fine. I don’t think we did a single photo of the dads and the groomsmen, so the fact they didn’t match didn’t matter.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dads can wear what they want to, like the moms. They are not part of the bridal party and do not need to match.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

They shouldn’t completely match the groomsmen.  If they wear the same tux, make sure they have a different tie.  

At our wedding, they will be wearing the same tux (but it is a black tux so less distinctive looking), but the groomsmen have a black vest and dark purple tie, and the dads will have a black vest and grey tie.  

Honestly, it only matters that the dads match each other in formalness.  We only did this because my dad didn’t want to buy a suit, it was easier for his dad who will be traveling from out of state for the wedding, plus my fiance gets a free suit if we add in the dads.  

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Tellk them to wear whatever they feel comfortable in.  If they are not members of the wedding party, then you and your FI are not in charge of their outfits.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s been said, but I think Dads should wear whatever they want. My dad happened to pick out the same suit as the groomsmen are wearing, without knowing it, and I was like “awesome, we all have good taste” and that was that. Had he picked something totally out of the box, my reaction still would have been the same. My only rule was no powder blue, haha.

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