(Closed) FFIL wearing white?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Why’s he wearing a white suit? Sounds very old fashioned–but back in those days, a lot of men wore white suits (with blue ruffle shirts, lol) but even then, white was what the groom wore often, too. How old is FFIL? I’d try to approach the topic differently with your FI–show him something that says “yeah, etiquette says…” so he can lightly correct his father (who proably has no idea). Ugh, a stark white suit, lol. I’m not a fan

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Well..I guess if you can’t talk him out of it it’s not the end of the world…I mean I usually only think of the bride wearing white and the groom just wearing a black suit. It would be a whole other ballgame if it was, say, his mom wanting to wear a white cocktail dress! lol. I would just let it go.

Post # 6
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thats really odd that he wants to wear an all white suit! I would maybe try and sit down with your fiance-you could always show him this post, or try to explain proper etiquette says…
I dont think you are over-reacting, I would be upset too, because like you said, the groom or bride are the only ones to wear all white.

Post # 7
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

thats a bit odd! I’m not a fan of white suits anyway – but I wouldn’t be too bothered  -It’s not a white dress that someone’s wearing so…..

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

who owns a white suit? is it linen or something? yeah im not a fan, not because of the etiquette but because its just ugly 🙂 lol is there a Future Mother-In-Law that can cut him off at the pass? i doubt she would want him in an all white suit either…..?

Post # 10
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792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think it’s ok… it’s not like anyone will think he’s the bride!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I don’t see what the big deal is.  I think a white suit can look really sharp and there are many sleek, modern ones.  http://whitesuit.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/White-suit-by-Dolce-Gabbana.jpg

http://www.gq.com/slideshows/mens/fashionshows/S2009MEN/THMEN/RUNWAY/00060m.jpg

http://stylemens.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341cc8d453ef0115709a62cc970b-popup

It’s not like anyone’s going to mistake your Father-In-Law for the bride or anything.  If he wants to wear it, I personally would let him.  Sounds cool.

 

ETA: just saw northernarizonabride wrote the same thing about not mistaking him for the bride haha.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

LOL well i guess if he thinks its a good idea then it wont look TOO bad – cant be any worse than someone wearing spandex when they shouldnt – hes making the bad fashion choice not you – and no worries they wont mistake him for the bride 🙂

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