(Closed) Father of the Bride Attire

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
1224 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

My dad wore a tux, like the groom and groomsmen.  

Post # 3
4007 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My dad and Father-In-Law wore the same tux as my groomsmen and husband. They had different ties to set them apart. My husband was the only one who wore a vest. 

Post # 4
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Summit Country Day School Chapel/The Hilton Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors

DH wore a charcoal tux, groomsmen in a lighter grey and the fathers wore black tuxes. 

Post # 5
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My dad wore a black suit just like the groom and gm. But he had a different tie. 

I think in your case that he could wear a charcoal suit with black tie or maybe another color from your scheme if that’s feasible. What are the bridesmaids wearing? I also think it would be perfectly ok for him to wear a black suit. There’s probably some rule that black is more formal, but I really don’t think of it that way. I consider a black suit to be more common since more men have one as a staple. Plus, he’ll match your mom! Personally, I’d probably go black suit (but then I may be biased since that’s what we used. Lol)

Post # 7
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

My dad wore the same as the groomsmen but they had different bouts. Honestly, we don’t even have pictures of him next to the groomsmen so it wasn’t weird. 

Post # 8
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

My dad is wearing the same as the groomsmen, it was FI’s idea and I really appreciated him including my dad in that way.  

Post # 9
11528 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

All of the men in our wedding party, including my DH, my dad, and my Father-In-Law, as well as all the groomsmen and our three year old ring bearer wore identical formalwear (black tails and white vest and tie). I think it would be fine for your dad to match your Father-In-Law and the groomsmen.

Post # 10
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My dad will match the groomsmen though still deciding on colour.

Post # 11
2668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My dad wore a black suit that he already owned (he wore it when he married my step mum actually) with a white shirt and a blue tie to coordinate with my step mum’s dress. DH and his groomsmen wore charcoal grey trousers, a charcoal grey vest, a white shirt and lavender ties (bow tie for DH, standard ties for the groomsmen). I don’t think my dad looked any more formally dressed than DH and the groomsmen.

Post # 12
9128 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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sept2017 :  I would tell him to wear whatever he wants. Black or grey suit with a black tie seems pretty standard and would be perfectly acceptable. It’s fine if he matches the groomsmen and also fine if he’s in black while they’re in charcoal. Maybe he could do a black suit with charcoal tie? That would coordinate well with your mom and everyone else. Seriously though, it’s not going to matter — I’d let him wear whatever he’s comfortable in.

Post # 13
1657 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

My dad chose to wear a black suit with a tie. I got him a white buttonhole flower to signify he’s with me haha 🙂 all the other men wore suit and ties but I formalised my groom by having him be the only one with a waist coat and white bow tie with coordinating pocket square. I feel like this really set him apart on the day and he loved his outfit. 

My husband’s look:

Dad and I :

Post # 14
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I think a black tux would be completely ok!

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