(Closed) Groom, Best Man & Father Attire… Help?

posted 4 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We had a small wedding party too… Groom, 2 GM’s, and our dad’s. All of them got the same suit. Darling Husband had a different tie, the 2 GMs had the same tie, and our dad’s had the same tie.

They also each had a different bouttoniere, too. Grooms was different, GMs were the same, and dad’s were the same. They all had a calla lily, just something different added to it.

We liked to keep it uniform, and it looked great!


Post # 3
2493 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our guys all wore the same suit, but different coloured vests/ties to differentiate between them. For example, Darling Husband was in charcoal, Bridesmaid or Best Man and Groomsmen wore navy and the Dads were in silver.

Post # 4
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

we had the same numbers- asked them all to wear gray suits- I bought one set of navy ties for the groom and best man and another for the dads and my brother (who did a reading). you could always do all different ties if thats your thing.


our Bridesmaid or Best Man did not own a suit so we paid for it as his gift and also his wedding gift (he got married during our engagement and Darling Husband was his Bridesmaid or Best Man so they both wore the same suits and now everyone has a decent gray suit they can wear for everything!


*ps- great slaes on ties on Black Friday weekend- that’s when I got all mine!

Post # 5
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Mine all wore different.  Best man was in a coral tie, black vest, Dad was in a champagne tie, black vest (to match my mom’s champagne coloured dress), and groom was in an ivory tie and ivory vest. All tuxes were black, but my dad’s tux was a different style than the groom and groomsmen’s.

I don’t think there are any rules for this.  If there are, I’m sure I broke them all!

Post # 6
962 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida


dmasse78:  The Fathers will wear Grey suits with Back accents. Groom, Bridesmaid or Best Man will wear Grey suit with Dark purple and Groomsmen will wear Grey suits with Light purple

All guys has the same Tux – Grey Calvin Klein from Mens Wearhouse just vest adn ties were different for different parts of the wedding party

Post # 7
338 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

dmasse78:  I’m letting the dads wear what they want.  They’re both retired and don’t wear suits often, so makes more sense to let them wear something they already own than have to buy something they may never wear again.  Groom and Bridesmaid or Best Man will wear the same suit but probably will have different ties.

Post # 8
5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

all wore black suits.  Groom & best man had pocket squares, Father-In-Law had boutonniere.  All wore different ties.  Best man’s tie matched the groomsmen.    

Post # 9
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ushers, best man, dads and groom all wore the same suit for us, but with different ties 🙂

Post # 10
2055 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My Darling Husband, groomsmen, and the dads all wore black tuxes with black cumberbuns, but had different color pocket squares.  The groomsmen had red pocket squares, and Darling Husband had a cream & red pocket square.  The dad’s pocket squares matched their wives dresses (Silver & gold).  All had boutonnieres, but DH’s was a little different.

Post # 11
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We are having a fairly casual wedding and up front I told my BM’s that they could choose their own dress (in the colour Navy).  So when it came time for everyone else, we wanted a similar look.  So we bought a fairly casual dress shirt from Banana Republic for the 4 Groomsmen.  They can pick their own Navy pants and brown shoes and belts.  No tie.  No jacket. The groom will wear a rather metro Navy suit – jacket will come off when he gets too hot.  No tie and shirt to be determined (may even be the same shirt the groomsmen will wear).

I don’t want Dad to buy clothing hes not comfortable in for the wedding, so when I see him at Xmas, we can discuss it, but I don’t feel its necessary for him to wear something that matches the men in the wedding party.  As long as it matches the “theme” of the wedding (which is shabby chic and casual).

Personally, I hate the look of matchy matchy at weddings.

Post # 12
2517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

They can- really any combination is acceptable.  We had everyone in the same black tux and matching black vests, however the groom, groomsmen, and fathers each wore different ties.  My husband wanted to be distinguished from the group and we didn’t want the fathers to look like old groomsmen, so we put them in a more classic look, whereas the groomsmen had a tie that matched the bm.  

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