(Closed) Father's Attire

posted 5 years ago in Family
Post # 2
3801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had the same reaction as you. I didn’t know it was traditional for the fathers to wear matching suits/tuxes (at least in my area). Our fathers wore matching tuxes without vests and different ties. The groomsman had purple ties, and our dads wore grey and black striped ties to set them apart. I liked how it all came together. 

Post # 3
8938 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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RockSteadyGrrl:  Every wedding that I’ve been close to, the couple asked if the dads wanted to get tuxes with the groomsmen. Some of the dads did, some didn’t. They were never told they had to, and were never told they couldn’t. It was offered and up to them whether to go along or not.

For weddings where I didn’t know the parents or hear about planning details, I can’t for the life of me remember whether the dads matched the groomsmen or not. I just don’t pay that much attention to what other people wear.

Post # 4
47289 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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RockSteadyGrrl:  The fathers are not part of the wedding party, but should dress in such a manner that they will coordinate for the wedding photos. They should not dress more formally than the groom, so in this case a tuxedo or suit would be fine.

Post # 5
300 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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RockSteadyGrrl:  We got the same tuxes for our wedding! They are beautiful. I put enough tuxes on hold for the fathers, but for a suggestion. All the fathers decided to wear the Vera Wang. the groom, groomsmen & fathers are all wearing different vests, ties and pocket silks to differentiate them.

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