(Closed) Do the fathers of the bride and groom wear the same colors as the groomsmen?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I used to work in the tux rental business and a lot of times people would do what you are doing and then put the dads in all black, or maybe buy them a tie that coordinates nicely. something to make them a bit different and distinguished as dads. We aren’t going formal or anything for our menswear but I might get our dads some nice ties to wear.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We did Groom in white shirt and vest, groomsman in white shirt and orange vest, and dads were in white shirt and black vest.  I kind of see it like you put them in a coordinating neutral just like the moms.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie:  We are doing Groom in white shirt/vest/tie, Groomsmen in white shirt, black vest/tie, and Dads are in white shirt, silver vest/tie.  A nice but subtle contrast.  The lady at the tux place suggested it and we really liked the idea.  It sets them a part a bit, and sort of signifies everyone’s separate roles. 

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my Fiance is wearing black shirt with white tie and vest ,,, his best man will match my bridesmaids,, and wear black shirt red tie and vest,,, and our fathers,,, will be wearing black sirt,, grey tie and vest,,,

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are planning on having Fiance on having cranberry red vest/tie with white shirt along with the groomsmen & the fathers in grey vest/tie with white shirt

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance is wearing a purple vest since my dress has purple in it. The grooomsmen are wearing yell vest with white shirts since the accents on the girls purple dresses are yellow. My dad and Fiance dad werent crazy about purple and neither was my mom so my dad and Fiance dad are wearing Silver vest. My mom decided on a grey dress to match my dad vest.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

In my wedding, the dads matched the best men…. hubby had ivory vest and tie, groomsmen had grey vest and tie and best men/dads wore yellow vest and tie…. here’s some pics so you can see what you think.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing everyone in black pinstripe suits — groomsmen are wearing purple shirts, my Fiance is wearing a white banded collar shirt because he hates ties. (Then again, he needs to order the shirt yet, so we’ll see if that plan develops.) My dad is also wearing a black pinstripe suit — but a different one than the GMs, but with a white shirt and a purple patterned tie. I…haven’t even broached the topic with my Future Father-In-Law yet, LOL. My FI’s boutonniere will be special, and I think that the dads’ boutonnieres will be a little different than the GMs, too. So there’s another angle of difference.

Long story short, I would say that they should be similar, but not identical to the GMs. The other thing is — probably most important is that their outfit compliments their wives’ outfits! Seems like the traditional tux might be easiest all around, maybe with a slightly distinctive bout. Just my $.02, though — I’m sure that whatever you decide will look great! 🙂

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was wondering the same thing.  My father recently got laid off and my family is struggling right now.  The idea of me making him buy a new suit makes me feel terrible.  I would love to buy it for him but my fiance and I will already be streched thin due to the fact that we are paying for the wedding ourselves.  I’ll likely just let him wear something he already has and then maybe give him the same tie the groomsmen are wearing as a gift.  I’m just grateful to have a close relationship with my father and have him there on the day.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My Father-In-Law wore the same tux as the groomsmen, but my dad bought his own tux and wore a black shirt with a silver bowtie. My parents hosted, so my dad got free reign to wear whatever he wanted!

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