(Closed) Tuxedos versus Suits

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think suits can look very formal if they’re worn with nice shoes, they fit extremely well, a vest, and especially with a bout. Perhaps you can still do bowties if you like that look, that’s definitely more formal with a suit as well. Dark colors also tend to look more formal. You might even be able to get a shirt that has the tuxedo like buttons and collar. If it’s only the shiny lapels that he doesn’t like.

I’d say if your Fiance and GM’s aren’t wearing suits then your dad probably shouldn’t either, it might look a bit odd.

Post # 4
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not all tuxes have satin lined lapels either. I agree with what Kayla Way said about making suits more formal. It can be done. Just play around with the idea and see what the two of you like best. Maybe you two can go look at both choices in person so that you can get a better idea. 

I think it would look kind of odd if your dad were wearing a tux while the guys were in suits. If I were a guest I’d think it would look like he was trying to upstage the groom.

Post # 5
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Honestly, the difference between some tux styles now and suits are so minimal most people would not even notice the difference.

My Fiance liked a tux that he took 3 minutes explaining to me why it was a tux, not a suit. On that particular design, it came down to the shiny lapels (which I don’t like.)

Suits can definitely be more formal. I second PPs, though–nix the tux for your dad.

Post # 6
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

All the guys in my wedding party, including Darling Husband, all wore suits: nobody noticed the difference & I thought they looked really sharp! Kinda wish Mr Rugbee had adjusted his jacket though!

Post # 7
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have the opposite problem! I want Fiance and the groomsmen to wear suits- I love that look. Fiance insists on wearing a tux. I am definitely letting him do what he wants in this case because I feel like it’s his day to wear what he wants. As far as your dad goes, I think it might be a little out of place for him to wear a tux if the groom is wearing a suit. However, if it were my dad I’d let him do it. It’s a big day for your dad too and if that’s what he wants to wear- why not! My dad is wearing his own tux and it won’t match my Fiance and groomsmen, but it doesn’t bother me at all.

Post # 9
46371 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Professor6pack:  Traditions change over time. After all, men used to also wear powdered wigs. If the bees and their FII’s want to wear tuxedos in the daytime, so be it.

Post # 10
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also? This thread is almost a year old and the OP is already married.

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