(Closed) what does the father of the bride wear?

posted 10 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

It depends on the feel of your wedding and what the bridal party is wearing.  Sometimes FOBs wear the same tux/suit as the groom and GMs, especially if you’re renting them. 

You can differentiate your dad by having him wear a different vest/tie and boutonierre.

Or you can have him wear something entirely different.  Just make sure it coordinates with the style you want.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

For my sister’s wedding, my dad wore a tux.  So did the groom and the groomsmen.  For my wedding, Fiance is wearing a nice suit, as is his brother who is standing up for him.  My dad will also wear a nice suit.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

The only real traditional rule is that the FOB is dressed up at least as much as the groomsmen. So if they GM’s wear suits, the FOB can wear a similar suit or a tux of his choice.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Dad definately wears a tux

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Dads in tuxes…Awww! I agree that the FOB should be dressed at the same level as the groom and groomsmen.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

dad definitely doesn’t have to wear a tux (like the rest of the bridal party) if the formality level doesn’t call for it.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Yes – the thing is that your dad should be at the same level of formality.  So if the groom is in a suit, and the GMs are in suits, dad definately should not wear a tux!!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

What does the father of the groom wear?

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

For our wedding, the father of the bride, father of the groom, and stepfather of the bride will all be wearing tuxes that match the groom/groomsmen.  The fathers are just designated by a different color boutonierre.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

yeah, my dad wore  tux, similarly to the groomsmen.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Well it depends on how casual or formal your wedding is.  If it’s formal, then go with a tux.  If it’s less formal, go with a suit.  Just remember that your dad matches what your future husband and groomsmen will be wearing.  I hope that helps.

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