(Closed) What do the dads wear?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do fathers complement their wives or do they wear the wedding colors?

    Fathers should complement their wives

    Fathers should wear the wedding colors.

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    Dad’s aren’t in the wedding party so they wear whatever they want. My dad wore a black suit and a blue tie which I guess happened to compliment my mom’s navy blue dress but I highly doubt they planned that. My father-in-law wore a black suits with a blue paisley tie. I honestly wouldn’t worry about it and just let them dress themselves.

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    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    I say let them wear what they want.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    I voted that the fathers should complement their wives, but really they can wear whatever they want. My dad wore a navy blue tie, which did complement my step mum’s navy blue dress but this wasn’t intentional – he’s a tradie so doesn’t own much “formal” wear; this is the tie he bought for the wedding (before my step mum bought her dress, so it was completely coincidental).

    FWIW, our wedding colour palette was lilac/lavender, charcoal grey, ivory/white, black and silver. The navy complemented the purple really well in photos without being too matchy-matchy.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee

    Where I am from parents play a role in the ceremony so their outfits compliment the wedding colors and are of the same formality as the wedding party.  Do what makes sence for your wedding and family photos after.  

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

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    books_and_diamonds :  Thanks!

    If they are asking, I would just tell them to compliment thier wives. I don’t have a single picture of the dads with the wedding party but plenty of them with thier wives so that makes more sense to me I guess.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee

    Our colors are sage green and blush.  Both of our dads are wearing dark suits and darker green ties that complement the sage green bridesmaids/groomsmen outfits.  My mom is wearing a darker champagne dress and my Future Mother-In-Law is wearing blush, I think.

    We’re having a casual garden party/picnic wedding, so I told them they could wear whatever they want.  They both picked green on their own.  In my area it’s common for the mothers to wear colors that complement the bridesmaids/groomsmen without matching, and the fathers to wear the same color tie/vest as the groomsmen.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

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    hikingbride :  Yes, same here!

    The closest we got was family photos – me, DH, my dad and step mum, both my sisters (MOH and bridesmaid), both my brothers (ring bearers) and my sister’s SO (groomsman). The wedding party photos are of just the wedding party.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    My dad wore the same grey suit as the groomsman. Although his tie was slightly different, and he ordered suspenders that all the guys were jealous of.

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2017

     For my sisters wedding, my dad wore a simple 3 pice navy suit. I’m 100% sure my mom made him wear that though! tongue-out

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    My dad wore the same suit as the groomsmen. My Father-In-Law wore a navy suit that he owned. I told both of them to wear whatever, but if they wanted to they could rent the Groomsmen suit. My dad took me up on that. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    Neither. “Matching” couples just kinda screams high school prom. If they happen to match, that’s fine – but you don’t need to match groomsmen to bridesmaids, or your dad to your mom or anything else. Let them wear whatever they want to wear.

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I say they should match their wives, since they are photographed with them more often. Honestly, the dads gave me more trouble about their outfits than anyone else. My fathewanted to “surprise me” by wearing a pink vest to the wedding, and Father-In-Law wanted to wear an orange “power tie”.  

    They complimented rather than matched the rest of the wedding party, which I ended up working out just fine.

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