(Closed) Are fathers wearing tuxedos in your wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
4037 posts
Honey bee

Yes, black tuxedo, didn’t exactly match the bridal party.

Post # 17
9379 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

both of our fathers passed away prior to our wedding, but DH’s grandfather wore a tux.  we gave him the option and he decided to rent one as well.

Post # 18
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Our dad’s wore suits. They went with the guys when they ordered their suits (bought instead of renting), and it was a fun idea that all of them just get new suits. We had a small bridal party, so it was just Darling Husband, his brother (BM), Brother-In-Law (GM), and our dad’s that had to be bought for.

We bought ties for them all, too. DH’s was a little different, the 2 Groomsmen wore the same, and our dad’s wore the same.

Post # 19
2626 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

yes, they are renting.  they are the same tuxes as the Groomsmen and ushers, but the tie and vest are different.

Post # 20
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My dad is extremely cheap, so he refuses to spend the money to rent a tux. So he’s wearing a suit. His dad is most likely wearing a suit as well.

Post # 21
203 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

My dad is wearing a tux (rental), and my Father-In-Law will be wearing a suit he bought.  

Post # 22
618 posts
Busy bee

Both dads wore the same tux as the groomsmen, with a silver tie and vest.  (Groom had an off white tie/vest, groomsmen burgundy).  I think originally my parents thought dad might just wear a suit, but then my Father-In-Law was set on wearing a tux.  They didn’t want him to be more dressed up than the FOB, so they decided to have dad wear a tux too.  I think in the end they were glad he did, he looked very nice.  Especially since my brother was a groomsmen, so that in the family pictures they were equally dressed up.  

Post # 23
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I don’t think there’s any rule so really depends on what you all want to do.

My Groom, Best Man and Usher will be wearing tails suits at our wedding. I offered to rent them for both our fathers too but made it clear they were free to wear their own suits if they wanted. They chose to go with the tails too and will be matching the rest but the may have different buttonholes.

Post # 24
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

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summerbride0815:  We didnt do tuxedos at all – but my Father-In-Law rented the same suit as the groomsmen but my dad wore his own suit. My Father-In-Law is more of a blue collar worker, whereas my dad is a business professional so he has a ton of suits and didnt want to rent one.

Post # 25
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Both my father and father-in-law had custom suits made for the occasion, as did my Darling Husband. They asked us what we would prefer and we told them to wear what is most comfortable. A beautifully tailored suit can sometimes be nicer than a tux, as well as more appropriate to wear at other occasions.

Post # 26
39 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

Future Father-In-Law was over the moon to wear a tux. My father I had to push. Well, tecnically had hubby to be speak with him over the issue.

Post # 27
614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My dad wore a suit. The same as the groom and groomsmen’s suits. He is very close to my husband, so he was very proud and excited to dress up (and match him!)  

Post # 28
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

Yes our fathers and grandfathers are wearing tuxedoes

Post # 29
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

There’s no rules here and it’s completely up to them.

I wanted my dad to wear one and he had no objection.  In fact, he’s looking forward to wearing one again as the last time he wore a tux was at his own wedding….41 years ago!  I just let him picked out a tux that he liked and I just provided my input on changing the vest and helped veto his colour choices which is deep bright blue which is going to bring out his blue eyes.

I asked my Future Father-In-Law if he wouldn’t mind wearing a tux to help complete the picture.  He said, “sure!”.  The bonus is that his tux was free as it was part of the groomsmen package where the 6th tux was free and his tux was the 6th one, lol.  I didn’t find out until after that he had already bought a new suit for the wedding.  Yikes!  I spoke him with him that I didn’t know he had already bought one and felt bad for asking him.  He said that he didn’t care and that if it’ll help him make the bride and groom look good, he’ll do it!  He’s looking forward to wearing a tux!

Post # 30
2312 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My dad wore a tux ( we didnt have groomsmen) but I let him do what what wanted as far as a color goes. He is 78 so I thought he should be able to do what he wanted. In the end he looked nice and didn’t look out of place. Pic attached. 

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