FOB won't be dressed as formal as the groomsmen, is this a problem? poll

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Should the father of the bride wear a tux when the grooms family and groomsmen will be wearing them?

    Yes he should dress with the same formality as everyone else

    It doesn't matter a suit or tux would be fine

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    It might look a bit off, but personally I would never pressure him into wearing something he wasn’t comfortable with. I’d rather a smile on his face in a suit than a frown in a tux. 

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee

    All eyes will be on you. No one will notice.

    Post # 4
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    5474 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I think it will be fine, your dad shouldn’t have to wear a tux just because some other men prefer it! 

    Post # 5
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    My dad wore black jeans and a vest. I think it’s okay, personally. 

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    My dad wore slacks and a linen button up for my first wedding while the groomsmen were in suits. I didnʻt think twice about it

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    For photos and stuff, he might look out of place if he isn’t dressed as formally as everyone else. I’m pretty detail-oriented, so it would bug me if they weren’t evenly dressed. For what it’s worth, I don’t think a tux would be any more uncomfortable than his suit unless he’s wearing a cumberbund or something. They are pretty similar in fit.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: NJ

    Same level of formality, but not matching the men in the Wedding Party. 

    Unless he doesn’t want to. Then he will wear what he pleases.

    Post # 9
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    5663 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Not sure it’s worth the worry.  But for sure make sure he knows so he can decide to change his chouce if he thinks he will feel out of place. 

    But for what it’s worth, my dad passed many months before my wedding.  He was going to be dressed casually and in a wheelchair. I told him to wear whatever he wanted. 

    Post # 10
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    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    My wedding party will be in Tux’s, but I seriously doubt I’ll get dad in one😂. But I’m not fussed. 

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