Post your Father of the Bride Attire

posted 2 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
7703 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
436 posts
Helper bee

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
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I married in the tropics my 1st time and my dad wore a white linen shirt with black slacks.

Post # 6
27 posts
  • Wedding: November 2017

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
9871 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
693 posts
Busy bee

No idea. I’m letting my dad decide on his own what to wear. 

Post # 9
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

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
8859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

templeowl84 :  

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 # 11
1661 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Post # 12
2199 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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 # 14
388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Post # 15
2555 posts
Sugar bee

My dad chose charcoal.  The guys were in grey as well..

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