Post # 1
Ok so ovibously theres the groom and groomsmen and dads (or in my case theres only 1 dad cause mine is gone) but is there anyone else who is suppose to have a tux? like does the officant need one? For us he’s not like a priest or anything that he’d be wearing religious clothes so he’d just be in a nice suit otherwise. And do ushers need them?
also on that same line do all those guys need bouteniers too? we have them again for the groom, groomsmen and my FI’s dad. We now may only have 1 groomsman (the bestman) and i already bought the flowers cause i was expceting my guy to have 4 to go with my 4 bridesmaids. but either way we may have extras. if anything i think the officant should have one tho. if we have extras can always use them as decorations somewhere i guess
Post # 3
We had our ushers wear tuxes too, and the ring bearers were in mini tuxes (so cute!). We had a pastor, and he was in his robes, but I’ve been to weddings where the officiant just wears a dress pants and jacket, not a tux with the tie, vest, etc.
We gave bouts. to the ones you mentioned, to the ushers, the ring bearers, my husband’s grandfather, and one of my uncles that was hosting our reception with my aunt. Did not give one to the pastor, but I think I asked him and he said no thanks, so that may be up to your particular officiant. Again, I’ve been to weddings where the officiant has worn a bout, but I believe those were ones where the officiant was the father of one of the couple.
My male cousin had a bout at one of our cousin’s wedding where we were program distributors, but that would depend on if you’re having programs, and if you’re having anyone hand them out. He just wore nice clothes tho, no tux or suit there.
Post # 4
I think for our officiant i’ll ask him if he wants to rent the tux. if not i’ll just ask him if he can wear a nice black suit. and ill give him a bout either way so he still looks like part of the wedding. the ushers when we pick some again probably just ask them to wear a nice suit but they would pretty much just help to seat people before the wedding is all do i dont need them in tuxs or for them to have bouts.
Post # 5
@jbbs1222: I did not read the other posts and we are not doing tuxes. BUT when I got married the first time, aside from the groomsmen and my dad (his dad refused to wear one) my mom wanted the minister to wear one. We paid for it though. As far as bouts, I think you give one to whom ever you want to have one. My mom wanted all of my aunts and uncles to have them as well. I had a lot of family memebers wondering around wearing them.