(Closed) Mom freaking about Dad’s suit

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think you should ask your mom where she saw the pictures, so you can see for yourself. If you are comfortable with it, then let it be. If not, then maybe suggest to your dad that you would prefer if he was dressed more like the rest of the guys. You can do it nicely.

Post # 7
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think as long as you are comfortable with it, you should just ignore your mom.  

Post # 8
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think it is fine as long as you are fine with it. It does look dated, but other than that, I think it is fine.

Post # 9
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Indian Head Camp, Honesdale Pennsylvania

I think its great that you are being so thoughtful about your parent’s feelings, but what do you think about the suit?

Post # 10
348 posts
Helper bee

Frankly, I think your mom is out of line.  If you care about the suit, that’s one thing, but your mom really needs to let it go.  If you do care, for whatever reason, it would probably be pretty easy to tell your dad you’d prefer he wear something that coordinates with the rest of the wedding party.  But only if it’s actually something you care about, not just to placate your mom.

Post # 11
1103 posts
Bumble bee

I think you need to (gently) remind your mum that what your dad wears won’t reflect on her at all 🙂 I suspect deep down that is what she is really worried about, which is sad, but so many women feel that way. Personally as long as my dad wore a suit (since that was the style of our wedding), I wouldn’t really care what it looked like – he’s walking me down the aisle bc he’s my DAD, not bc he has a good suit on 🙂 It sounds like that’s your attitude too!

Post # 12
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

What color is everyone else wearing? It looks like he’s got on a herringbone suit jacket that he’s wearing with a very casual shirt and pants. If its something he throws on to wear with jeans, it probably isn’t in the best of shape. The sleeves/cuffs may be worn and even with pressing it may be misshapen. It may even be wool,which really isn’t something one would wear to a summer wedding anyway.  Even tho men’s suits don’t change all that much,it may have seen better days.

I guess if you’re OK with it, that should be all that matters,but if it were me,I’d want to see it up close and personal. He’ll be in a lot of pictures that day, so if it matters to you then I’d ask him nicely if he would mind getting something else. Your Mom may be right…maybe it IS that bad. I also don’t think he’d be insulted by the suggestion…he’s your Dad!

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