Post # 1
My dad has informed me that he doesn’t feel comfortable in a suit or tux for my wedding. I was expecting this as my father is a mechanic guy guy who for the most part I’ve seen him as dressed up as jeans and an ugly sweater. He asked that he be able to wear a barong a Filipino shirt and slacks. I think Im ok with it but am thinking if I should have other men/boys in the wedding party also wear barongs maybe the ushers. This doesn’t really go with my wedding theme (upscale vintage look). What do you think, should I let him be the only one in this shirt or have the ushers also wear one.
Post # 3
Personally, I don’t think the dad needs to match the groomsmen or ushers. So, I would let my dad wear whatever he feels comfortable in and have the groomsmen dressed how we like.
Post # 4
I don’t think you need to base what the groomsmen or anyone else in your wedding are wearing on what your dad is wearing.
Post # 5
I think if your father is filipino or if you are in a place/culture where it woudln’t look out of place then by all means go for it. I don’t think your father necessarily has to match the bridal party.
EDIT: i realized that might have come accross as rude, it wasn’t meant that way. I just meant it is “I have never seen a shirt like that in my life and people would make strange comments about it here” If you guests know what it is then I think it is awesome, I love the details on the front personally.
Post # 6
I agree. I think it looks great, and there’s no need to match anyone else to him.
Post # 7
My fiance and I are both half Fillipino and our wedding is going to be close family and friends so they all know the meaning of the barong shirt. I just don’t want my dad to think he’ll feel more comfortable in the barong and end up feeling out of place since he’s the only one in one. I might just have the youngest usher (my finaces son) wear one as he already has one and likes them 🙂
Post # 8
I think its cool- let him do it- no need to match the other guys.
Post # 9
Let him- it will make him feel better about himself and there is no rule saying that the groomsmen need to match FOB.
Post # 10
I think it would be cool if your dad stood out a little. It would be easiest for the groomsmen and ushers to wear suits.
Post # 11
I WISH my dad would wear a barong. The men in our party are wearing gray tuxedos. However we’re going to have our ring bearer and coin bearer wear barongs with their own gray slacks.
Post # 12
I think him just wearing it will be fine 🙂 Maybe add a flower like your picture to dress it up a bit. He will stand out as the Father of the Bride and will be alot more comfortable 🙂
Best of luck