Post # 1
I’m getting married in the caribbean and having a hard time deciding on what my father should wear. I am not too picky. The groom is most likely wearing a blue or light gray suit/vest.
Past brides, please share some pics!
Post # 2
My dad wore a black tux that he picked out himself. He looked very dapper! The groom wore a 3-piece light gray suit. Since Darling Husband was wearing a suit, I initially thoguht it would be slightly weird for my dad to wear a tux, but he was dead set on wearing a tux to his daughter’s wedding so I bit my tongue. I am really glad I did. He looked so good and it made him happy.
Does your dad have any ideas about what he would want to wear?
Post # 3
I am of the opinion that the parents of the couple don’t have to match the wedding party, they should at least coordinate.
For my wedding, Darling Husband wore a full black suit with white vest and tie, Groomsmen all wore black suit pants with a red vest and tie,no coats. My dad wore a full grey suit with a gold (my other color) tie. He looked A thousand times better than Father-In-Law who thought navy pants and a brown suit coat went great at my Christmas wedding. Spoiler alert:It did not. It looked awful.
I think your dad could do a grey suit with a tie in one of your colors would work well!
Post # 4
I married in the tropics my 1st time and my dad wore a white linen shirt with black slacks.
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Post # 6
templeowl84 : Getting married in 1.5 weeks in Maui! My father was very adimant he didn’t want to be sweating. Groom is wearing a 2 pc blue suit with no tie, so we need my dad to be on the same level or a little more casual. We ended up finding him a tan linen sport coat, blue shirt and taupe/khaki pants. He’ll be stripping the coat other than for down the aisle and family pictures.
Post # 7
My parents didn’t match the wedding party as that seemed very unnecessary. My dad wore a black suit with a blue tie to match my mom’s blue dress:
Post # 8
No idea. I’m letting my dad decide on his own what to wear.
Post # 9
Im of the opinion that it’s pretty “extra” to require the parents of the bride or groom to match the bridal party. He should be able to wear whatever he feels most comfortable in. My groom is dead set on wearing dress jeans with a dress shirt, vest, and tie but my dad feels much more comfortable in a suit. He really wants to look his best since I am the only one of his two daughters that is having an actual wedding (my older sister went to the courthouse) so he is purchasing a medium gray suit.
Post # 10
I’m assuming your father actually asked you to decide what he is going to wear? Otherwise it is not really your place to to dictate it .
At the same level of formality as the wedding overall is the guide line.
Post # 12
templeowl84 : my dad chose what he wanted. A navy suit with a black pin stripe, tuxedo shirt, and black bow tie. He looked amazing and felt super confident. I blurred his face out because he’s a private dude… but I’m vain so I’m leaving me as is… haha!
Post # 13
I told my dad to wear whatever he wanted… He went with a black/gray western jacket, wranglers, boots and a new tie, but chose not to wear his cowboy hat. lol (We are from Texas, so this is not surprising!)
Post # 15
My dad chose charcoal. The guys were in grey as well..