(Closed) Groomsmen who serves in the military.. Opinion..

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Groomsmen in Uniform Or No
    Yes, Let him : (11 votes)
    44 %
    No : (13 votes)
    52 %
    Mixed Feelings : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think its ok to tell him you want him in a regular suit/tux to match everyone else – especially if he doesnt mind ya know?  I actually wanted my brother to wear his blues (though he wasn’t in the wedding party) and he refused haha. He didn’t want the attention.


    Post # 4
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We had a similar issue with the Best Man. He serves in the military as well as Fiance and I was conflicted. Of course, if Fiance wears his uniform so does the Best Man so I was torn. Both of Fiance and Best Man will be wearing a uniform and I’m fine with that 🙂

    I think that the uniform, while it will draw attention, is fine. However, if he is fine with not wearing it and its not an official uniformed event, then I would just ask him to wear a suit/tux. 

    Post # 5
    1064 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My Fiance Best man wanted to wear his dress blues.. I didn’t even have to say anything when everyone else piped up and said no way. My Fiance said he thinks it would be best if he just wore a tux and told him this. I would totally be fine with it if Fiance was wearing a uniform too, but he isn’t in anything so he doesn’t have anything. 

    Post # 7
    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Maybe you’ve already made up your mind, but my Darling Husband and two of his groomsmen were in uniform and it certainly didn’t take the focus off me.  That’s right, not me and Darling Husband, but me.  People are going to be staring at the bride, it’s a wedding.  I did joke that the Marine officer in his dress blues would take away from me, but that’s all it was, a joke.  People barely notice uniforms up there, seriously.

    Post # 8
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would say no.  If it were the GROOM, then by all means. 


    Post # 10
    1523 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I have seen it where the Groomsmen is the only one in uniform, but if you are feeling awkward about it, and he is saying that a tux is no prob, then go with  it! Hell, Fiance won’t even wear his uniform in the wedding! He also told his GM’s that are military, no uniforms! Fiance told me this “would you want to wear your work clothes to the wedding? ” Good point! So just tell him everyone is doing tuxes, and who knows, he might even breathe a sigh of relief!

    Post # 11
    221 posts
    Helper bee

    I would think that if all the other guys are wearing matching suits then it would look unbalanced. He has offered that he doesn’t NEED to wear the uniform, so I would take him up on that offer. Obviously, it matters to you and you should be happy!

    Post # 12
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having both my Fi and his groomsman in their uniforms, I kind of liked of them in uniform but that’s me. What branch is he with? because some of the branchs dress uniforms looks like suits with ribbons on them. but if u don’t like then you don’t like it’s ur wedding and if u don’t like the way it looks then have him dress the same.


    Post # 13
    3763 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    It would drive me nuts to spend so much time making sure everything matches and looks good and then have one person wear something completely different. But maybe that is just me being OCD! I would def ask him to wear the suit/tux.

    Post # 14
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    There’s no reason he needs to wear his uniform, especially since he said he’d be okay with not wearing it. We just had our wedding last week and 3 of the 5 were in the military, they all wore tuxes. =] Go with whatever makes you feel more comfortable!

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