Post # 1
My dad insists that he wants to wear his tuxedo to the wedding, but we’re not sure yet that my FI will be wearing a tux. It would look weird to have the FOB in a tux but not the groom and groomsmen, right??? We are getting married outside in a park, and I think a full tux with bowtie will be too formal.
What are your dads wearing?? And does it coordinate with the groom??
Post # 3
Our dads are wearing tuxes, but we made sure that it went along with the groom and groomsmen (they’re all wearing tuxes as well). We are differentiating by having the dads, groom and groomsmen wear a specific tie/vest combo.
Post # 4
My dad and FIL will be in 2-piece suits with color/tie of their choosing. FI is wearing a charcoal gray 3-piece suit. GMs in gray (haven’t decided on light gray or charcoal gray) 2 piece suits.
Post # 5
we went around and round with this – but in the end he is wearing a suit. we did get matching ties for my dad and my FIL.
Post # 6
My dad is wearing a tux (and he’s so excited!) but so is our bridal party and our wedding is formal, so it works. I think it’s cute he wants to be so dressed up for your wedding but I agree with you, it might be a little too much since your FI isn’t wearing one and the wedding isn’t that formal. Maybe you can take him shopping and show him suits that are more along the lines of what your FI and his GM are wearing or go along with your wedding.
Post # 7
Well my step dad is wearing a tux but it works because so is my FI and the groomsmen. I agree that it might look a bit off if your father is the only one wearing a tux, I like when all the men coordinate at some level. But I wouldn’t really push the issue, if that’s what he’d like to wear, I’d let him.
Post # 8
I have no idea what my dad is wearing but I am afraid to find out! His fashion choices are a bit questionable.
Post # 9
My dad will be wearing the same gray tux as the groom and the groomsmen. I agree that it might look strange for your father to wear a tux if the men in the wedding party are also not wearing one.
Post # 10
My dad and FFIL are wearing both wearing a tux
Post # 11
Hmm, that makes me question the FI’s choice. The FI wants his groomsmen in a long sleeve white button up and vest that matches the bridesmaids dresses, a light blue tie, black dress pants and black shoes. He also wants my dad in the same attire as the Groomsmen. But for himself he wants the whole suit. Is that going to look funny?!?!
Post # 12
Maybe your dad could wear a long tie instead of a bow tie. It might make it look a little less formal and stand out a bit less. Other then the tie I don’t think it would look bad.
We were going to tell our dads to just wear a black suit. Surprisingly on the same day at seperate times they told us they would be getting tuxes.
So we picked out a simple two button black tux with a white shirt and black ties (vest optional) for our dads.
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
my fiance will be wearing a khaki suit and my dad will be wearing a navy blue suit – not matching, but definitely both suits (we’re having a daytime wedding, tuxes would definitely be too formal!)
Post # 14
My husband wore a black suit to the wedding (ivory shirt & ivory tie) so both my dad and his dad also work black suits but had white shirts. My dad had a black/silver striped tie and I think his dad work some kind of red patterned tie (I can’t remember exactly!). I think you are right about all in tuxes or all in suits. The bride/goom set the tone and if he’s not wearing a tux, neither should your dad. Especially if it’s not a black tie wedding…
Post # 15
My dad is wearing a black tux with a white shirt, teal vest and teal tie to match my mom whose outfit has teal in it.