(Closed) Conflict on attire (rant)

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

eh… if your dad wants to wear a tux, let him…. no one is going to mistake him for the groom! (he’ll just feel silly – hehe)!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hmph.  Maybe they don’t exactly understand how casual your affair is?  I would just say ‘you guys….this isn’t a ball.  It’s _________, for goodness sake.’  I understand that previous weddings were X but you’re doing Y, which is going to be just as lovely…!

Post # 7
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Honey bee

What time is your ceremony? If it’s before 6, technically tuxes are not the appropriate wear, and childrem should never wear tuxes anyway.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I totally hear you– Fiance was planning on wearing a tan suit and having his groomsmen buy or rent tan suits. I was estatic. His dad and my dad were confused that they wouldn’t be wearing tuxes. My godmother offered her opinion, but we were doing well sticking to our guns… then FI’s secretary (who is not invited to the wedding) opened her trap to say that it would be a shame not to wear a tux, because you only get to once. Uh no… there were at least 3 proms and 3 weddings he has worn a tux to, and there will be at least 3 more weddings. Needless to say, that got Fiance to be thinking and he feels he should wear a tux because it is expected. We compromised with a chocolate tux with ivory shirt and a long, colorful tie. And glares at work functions 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SoupyCat:  Can you tell my FI’s secretary that? Wink That was my original arguement.

Post # 11
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Honey bee

@Pollywog:  Lol, probably best I wasn’t there, cause I would have said something snarky about her understanding about proper clothing. Cool

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

if worse came to worse-i’m not so sure your dad wearing a tux is a bad idea because he is the father of the bride and he’s older…so it wouldn’t look like he’s outshining the groom….but the kid shouldn’t wear a tux. That’s WAY too formal.

I 2nd what a PP said about letting them know “hey, its not super duper formal—we’re all wearing suits!”

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Your dad will look silly if he is in a tux and everyone else is in a suit.  I went to a wedding recently where that was the case and everyone was quietly mocking the Father of the Groom for pulling his “trusty ol’ tux” out of the closet for the occasion.

Ringbearer should NOT be in a tux.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t know if its in the budget, but what about purchasing him a suit as a gift?  Might make it harder for him to not wear it if you’ve given it as a gift.

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