- All In
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
My dilemma is: will it look weird if my dad, stepdad, and groom’s dad are in dark suits while my groom and his five GMs are in black tuxes?
My philosophy about attire is that I want it to be as low-cost and low-stress for everyone as possible. I truly do not care what people wear, within reason, I trust everyone in my family to look fine and I don’t have a “vision” of what it should look like.
To me, allowing the dads to wear black suits (that they already have) is easier than having them rent a tux, and they’ll look/feel more comfortable in their own clothes. Just as the mothers are not dressing the same as the bridesmaids, why would the dads dress the same as the groom’s party?
Is it a total faux pas to have the dads wear dark suits when I’m in a very formal ballgown and the groom’s party is all in tuxes?
Further complicating: both my dads will be walking me down the aisle and obviously if they wear suits and ties of their choosing, they won’t match. I don’t particularly care about that–they’re individuals, not clones of each other–but I don’t want to look back and be like oh god what was I thinking. Thoughts on this?