(Closed) Dad's wedding attire

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: What do the dads wear?
    Both dads wear the same tux as the groomsmen : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Only the bride's dad wears the same as the groomsmen : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Both fathers wear something that compliments the overall theme : (10 votes)
    38 %
    It doesn't matter : (11 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well,  my dad complimented the bridal party,  they wore black pants and a red vest,  my dad wore a dark grey suit because he already owned it and a gold tie because our colors were red and gold. Fil wore some awful navy jacket with khaki pants and a purple tie.  My dad looks much nicer in the pics even not matching the other but because he dressed to “go” with the other men. I think that is the best way,  similar but not exactly the same. 

    Eta: If the dads have to rent anyway I say go with the same tux but maybe a different tie color or something but if they already own a suitable colored suit,  I don’t think anyone will notice or care unless the gm are in full out penguin suits with tails and the dads aren’t. 


    Post # 4
    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I don’t think it really matters. My dad wore a kilt to my wedding, and the groomsmen were in grey suits. No one noticed or cared in the slightest that they didn’t match or anything – it’s not like the dads get their photo taken with the groomsmen anyway!

    Post # 6
    3194 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Our dads are wearing the same tuxedo as the groomsmen, but they will have on a different color vest and tie than groomsmen or the groom.

    Post # 7
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Dads, as fully grown adult capable of dressing themselves, wear what they want. They aren’t party of the wedding party, so they don’t need to match the groom and groomsmen, but they are free to wear the same outfit if they so choose. They don’t need to compliment anything, but as adults, they should follow normal dress code etiquette and dress to the appropriate formality level.

    Post # 8
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    My dad put so much money into the wedding that the last thing I wanted was for him to spend more money on renting a tux or anything. He just picked a nice suit from his closet and he looked great.

    Post # 9
    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    our groomsmen are wearing black tuxes with eggplant vests and ties. Since Future Father-In-Law is co-best man, he will also be wearing this. My father will be wearing the same black tux, but with a black vest and black tie, and an eggplant pocket square to complement the rest of the guys, but not look like he is in the bridal party. 

    Post # 10
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @fleetian4life:  Mens Warehouse is insisting because they want to make more money.

    Post # 11
    23 posts
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My dad is wearing the same kind of tuxedo as the groomsmen and the groom but is wearing a different color vest and tie. Then FH dad is wearing a black and white suit that he owns. We also went to Men’s Wearhouse.

    Post # 12
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    Our dads are wearing whatever they want… It didn’t really matter to me, but Fiance wanted them not to have to coordinate. So we’ll see what they show up in!

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