(Closed) Should I give in or stand firm?

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

i think he should be in a black tux.  in the gray tux he would look like a member of the bridal party.

Post # 4
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Since the day isn’t about them, just have Dad wear what the Groomsmen are wearing.  Ppl will know its your Dad and won’t think he’s a Groomsmen.

And you Mom needs to wear the corsage that you pick out.  It doesn’t make sense she wears a different color than your wedding colors.

I gave flowers to Moms, bridal party and my readers.  I told everyone to wear what looked good on them regardless if it wasn’t my wedding colors.  Some wore my wedding colors, while others wore black/white, red, and blue.  Didn’t matter cause everyone looked beautiful.

Post # 5
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Tell your mom that color blocking is “in” and that everyone will adore how stylish and hip she is with her blue dress and yellow flowers.





Post # 6
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think that your dad should be able to choose his own attire, within the dress code of the wedding. He’s neither an usher nor a Groomsmen, so he doesn’t need to match those guys. I’d let him wear what he wants.

I agree with you about your mother’s flowers. It’s normal for all the flowers for the wedding party and important family members to be the same, regardless of what the person is wearing. I imagine it would cost a bit extra to have an entirely different corsage made up… again, I’ve never seen this done. Also — you don’t have to tell this to your mom — no one is really going to notice the flower on her wrist. They’ll all be kooking at you!

Post # 7
2262 posts
Buzzing bee

First of all, love the tux you picked out for your groom and GMs.

I think you can have your dad in a black tux with blue as the accent. This way he still fits in but doesn’t look exactly like the Groom, GMs, or the Ushers. And I think the blue will stand out nicely from the black without being too over-powering.

This way:

  • Groom-Grey Tux & Grey Accent 
  • GMs- Grey Tux & Blue Accent
  • Ushers- Black Tux & Grey Accent
  • FOB/FOG- Black Tux & Blue Accent

Hopefully that makes sense?

As for your Mom now. I think yellow will be a great colour to accompany the teal/blue/brown combination she already has, and hopefully she won’t put up too much of a fight, for just a couple of flowers.

Anyways I hope this helps, & that your planning is going well otherwise Smile

Post # 9
2463 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i’d let your dad wear whatever he wants; my dad didn’t match with hubby or the gms, he picked out his own thing.

but for your mom, she should just deal with it and wear the corsage you get for her. sheesh! 😛

Post # 10
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

A black suit would be very dignified for your father & he’d still fit in the photos. I would not, however, change the flowers for mom’s dress: I can’t imagine it looking right if she had different flowers from everyone elses!

Post # 11
2262 posts
Buzzing bee

@SweetRose2011: Well you can give him the option of either, whatever is more comfortable or affordable. I’m guessing that would be up to him (lol or you if it matters :P)

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