(Closed) Strangest request for the wedding?

posted 5 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Fiance asked for a white tux as well because he thought he had to match the bride. I veteod that.

Post # 4
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@erinbacher:  Ugh, sorry to anyone whose Fiance is doing that but I hate the white tux look too! My brother did that for his prom as well…complete with a top hat. It was pretty freaking terrible.


My strangest request came from my grandmother. My mom was asking what we ended up going with for the cake flavors, and when I told her the top tier that we’d be saving for Darling Husband and I to eat later on would be peanut butter with chocolate filling, my grandma asked me to change it because she hates peanut butter and chocolate together. Ummmm grandma, it’s my favorite and won’t even be an option for the guests, there will be other flavors you like. She didn’t care. Apparantely you need to pre-check your cake flavors to make sure every guest likes every option. Um, yeah, no. I did not change our cake flavors!

Post # 6
3774 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Our venue is called King’s Court Castle. There are suits of armor lining the halls, the whole nine yards. We also used to have a dog named Jynx. Jynx now lives with a friend because FH had to move in with my and my parents and our city has BSL.


FH: ” I don’t need a tux.”

ME: “Uh, yeah, you do.”

FH: “No. I’ll wear a suit of armor..”

ME: “No. No, you won’t.”

FH: “Are you sure?”

ME: “Pretty darn…”


Another conversation:

FH: “Jynx can be the ring bearer.”

ME: “No he can’t. The venue doesn’t allow dogs.”

FH: “Then we’ll get him a dragon costume. Dragons are allowed in castles. They’ll never know the difference.”




Post # 7
1478 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

Brother wanted me to relocate my wedding from SC to Miami so he could have a better holiday

Post # 9
2753 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@TorontoBride2be:  Haha! Luckily Fiance never considered a white tux/suit, but he was pretty adamant about wearing an ivory vest and tie with his gray suit. He definitely mentioned matching me as a consideration.

Post # 10
8576 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Most recently fi requested poker tables. I’m fine with it because almost all of the men in both of our families LOVE poker, but that means more $$$ to buy the tables.

Post # 11
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


This is a joke request from my father. Above is a picture of my venue.  I am planning on using the left walkway over the water as my isle. I was a swimmer, and my father thinks I look just so beautiful jumping out of the pool, haha. So his suggestion the entire time is to wear a white bathingsuit, jump in and swim across the fountain to my groom. It has been an ongoing joke.  


Another ongoing joke is to have our jack russel lead the recessional by throwing a tennis ball down the isle and watching her bolt back down the isle and into the water.  While I think this would be hilarious, it would be way too hard to control her before and during the ceremony. If you know anything about Jack Russels they are not a calm or shy breed. 

Post # 12
483 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I got married in (gulp) 1978.  The husband wore a white tux! Tongue Out

Post # 14
1581 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Although our ceremony was on the beach, we had our reception is a very very fancy 5 star hotel restaurant.  There was a dress code of sorts (resort casual) and it asked that men wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and a collared shirt.  I knew my Father-In-Law would cause trouble so I actually even printed “Resort Casual Dress” on the invite and spoke to him many many times beforehand regarding his attire. I even offered to purchase him a similar outfit to what I was getting for my dad.

He declined and spent 5 weeks FIGHTING with me about having to wear pants, a collared shirt, and closed toed shoes, and suggested I ask the hotel to change their rules.  Yes, let me just ask one of the most fancy/expensive hotels in Hawaii if they will change their attire rules because my Father-In-Law doesn’t want to wear shoes! 

So, the day before the wedding, which is a stressful day anyway, not to mention we had 18 out of town guests, he lets me know that he will be wearing shorts, a tee shirts, and “slippahs” (rubber slippers/flip flops) to the wedding because he wants to. I told him to go for it. 

He got turned away at the restaurant door by the wedding coordinator that told him he was not allowed to enter in his “current state of attire”.  He had to walk back to his car to change (DH put an “emergency” outfit of resort casual clothes in his car for him, just in case Wink )




Post # 15
1846 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My fi mentioned wanting to wear a white tux very very early on, so I took the passive aggressive route and took every opportunity I could to mention how much I didn’t like them, and how good he looks in black with his black hair. In the end he wanted me to come with him to pick out the tuxes, so there was no chance a white one was happening. 

There are basically no traditional elements in our wedding.. But my fi is adamant that we not see each other before the ceremony, like dead-set against it. 

Post # 16
27 posts

@gigimoku Your story is hilarious–I’m sitting at my desk trying to control my giggles.

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