(Closed) Are the FATHERS supposed to wear the same suits as the men in the bridal party??

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Earlybride:  My father and Future Father-In-Law are both wearing the same tuxedos as the groomsmen.  We asked them when we went to Men’s Wearhouse (which is where we did ours), and they said the fathers generally wear the same tux.  But I suppose some people do things differently! 

Post # 5
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2714 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My father and his father will both be wearing tuxes along with the groomsmen. I think that as the parents of the bride and groom they deserve to stand out a little bit from the rest of the guests.

That’s just my 2 cents on the subject, I’m not sure if there is any “etiquette” on fathers’ attire. Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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4583 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My dad purchased a suit for my wedding. It’s black with a subtle tone-on-tone stripe, which will coordinate with the groomsmens’ black tuxes without being matchy-matchy.

I don’t know what Future Father-In-Law is planning on wearing. He’s also officiating.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Earlybride: Haha it’s so true! I’d be completely lost without the bees to show me what’s up in the wide world of weddings! 😀

Post # 9
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223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I put dad and Future Father-In-Law into the same tux, but with black tie/vest.

FH will be in white tie/vest, and Groomsmen will be in teal tie/vest. No confusing who’s who!

Post # 10
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6825 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You can do either or, our fathers had the same tuxes as the groomsmen. It is all a personal decision.

Post # 11
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536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Earlybride:

I wondered the same thing! Instead I sat back and spent some time thinking about what my dad looked best in when I was a kid. Like, what stood out to me like, “wow that’s my daddy, he looks so sharp”. So I’m putting him in a fitted, tailored blazer from J.Crew, extremely dark denim, and a beautiful pair of boots. That’s my dad!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did not want the fathers and the groomsmans tuxs to be the same.  (Well the tux was the same, but the vests were different colors).  I wanted them to pop and stand out with a different color and not be able to accidentally be mistaken as an older groomsman.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I put my dad down as part of the wedding party and let him know the group number so he could get fitted. He told me he did not want to wear a tux because he didn’t feel the father of the bride was technically part of the wedding party, so he said he’d prefer to wear a suit. To quote, “It’s not that I don’t want to spend the money, I just think it’s weird.” LOL. So I let him wear a suit. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We rented black business suits from Savvy Formalwear. And my dad’s was the exact same as the groomsmen, but he had his own tie that was different. Suits / tuxes all look the same so it really doesn’t matter, unless you specifically want him to look more casual than the groomsmen.

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