ashley
Dedicated August 2019

Father of the Bride Attire

ashley, on May 7, 2019 at 10:20 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 11
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What are your dads wearing for your wedding day? My dad is very much a "just tell me what to wear and I will show up in it" kinda person, I ask him what he wants to wear he says I don't care.

I figured he would just wear the same suit that the wedding party is wearing? I feel like at every wedding I have been to the dad just matches with everyone... but my mom is adamant that he should be wearing something different?? I know he is an adult and I can't tell him what to wear and he can wear whatever he wants (blah blah whatever all the people on WW are going to say) that's not really the point of this post lol

Did your dads match the party or were they wearing something different? If my dad shows up in a black suit when all the wedding party is in a blue suit will that look weird in photos? If he matches the party with how do I make it look cohesive while also different? I didn't realize this was an issue until now haha

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  • Furture Mrs. G
    Expert September 2019
    Furture Mrs. G ·
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    So my dad is very country. He has never felt comfortable in a suite and tie. He said that if I absolutely wanted him to wear one he would but he would prefer not to. For my sisters wedding he bought him some really nice jeans, cowboy boots, a nice button up to match the wedding and a nice blazer. I am getting married in a Catholic Church so he can't wear the cowboy hat. But, I just told him to wear the same attire that he wore for my sisters but, for the button up shirt I want it to match the wedding colors. I want him comfy and our wedding is rustic anyways. Our reception is in a barn venue.

    Here is what my dad woreFather of the Bride Attire 1


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  • Kelly
    Super October 2019
    Kelly ·
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    My dad & my FFIL are just wearing suits, that will match my mom & my FMIL.
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  • Brianna
    Devoted April 2019
    Brianna ·
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    The groomsmen wore navy for our wedding, and my dad wore a gray suit (the same one he wore for my brothers lol) His tie matched with the groomsmen and he luckily didn't have to spend money on it. What are your guys wearing? If they are doing black, it would be easy for your dad to also wear black. If they are wearing blue, then your dad could still wear black if that's what he has. In all honesty, the groomsmen and your dad won't be seen much side by side. Even my brother was a groomsman and they still were not photographed together a lot.

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  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·
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    The dads are wearing the same tuxedoes as the groomsmen.

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  • ashley
    Dedicated August 2019
    ashley ·
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    Thank you everyone! I honestly just want my dad to be comfortable in what he wears! My dad doesnt own a suit that fits him anymore, so he would have to rent/buy a new one for the wedding anyways.

    The wedding party is in blue suits (not as dark as navy though) with white shirts. Groomsmen are wearing dark rose colored ties while FH is in a blush tie. I have a man of honor who is wearing the same as the groomsmen, but he has a dusty rose colored shirt to wear instead of white. Both my brothers are in the wedding and will be wearing the blue suit.


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  • Quinta Nikkole
    Dedicated May 2019
    Quinta Nikkole ·
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    I have no idea what my dad is wearing. I told my mom to pick something.
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  • Lauren
    Dedicated November 2019
    Lauren ·
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    My dad isn’t matching them exactly the wedding party groomsmen are in black suits and my dad will be doing black as well but a different color blazer
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  • Grace
    Expert June 2019
    Grace ·
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    My dad used it as an excuse to buy himself a new suit. I think it’s fine if they wear the same as groomsmen or different as long as they don’t majorly clash but any standard suit colors should look fine together. Especially bc your dad probably won’t be in pictures with anyone but the groom anyway
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  • Julie
    Devoted October 2020
    Julie ·
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    My dad (along with the groom and groomsmen) will be in jeans, button up shirt, jacket, and tie.
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  • Allie
    Rockstar August 2019
    Allie ·
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    My dad wants to match FH so they are wearing the same tux.

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  • C
    May 2021
    Cathy ·
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    I would say that your Father should wear a darker navy suit...it sounds like it would coordinate well with the groomsman and your FH. Very nice suits can be bought for a good price. My first thought is Kohl's on sale with a 30% coupon. Or Men's Wearhorse if he needs alterations. Let your mother pick the tie color! When I got married my husband and father wore matching tuxes, as did the groomsmen. My brothers (groomsmen) and father were photographed together with my mom, sister and me. Not a big deal but it would look nice to coordinate. My father doesn't wear suits very often, but he was happy to wear a tux on my wedding day and he looked very handsome!

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