My mil has said that we should provide my fil a suit for the wedding. He isn't one of the ushers. Do we have to provide one? Should it match the bridal party suits? Money is tight but if we are meant to provide we will but as far as we were concerned he could wear what he wanted. Thanks in advance for your advice.
Hi your FIL should be getting a suit it is the traditional way :)
I don't have a FIL so don't have the issue but I'm pretty sure other weddings I've been to they have been in the same xx
I dont think we are, we arent having parents sit at the top table so for us its a very relaxed affair. Plus it is extra money like you say. My stepmother mentioned about the fathers usually wearing matching suits to the grooms party so i have said if they feel strongly about it then they will have to pay for their own as it just isnt in our budget. I did say it in the nicest eay possible though obviously. X
We got both dads x
It's your wedding, do what you want and what you can afford x
We're getting both dad's suits to match the groom and best man x
We didn't, we only had my husband and stepson in matching suits. All other men just wore whatever suit they wished but had buttonholes and ties x
We didnt, i just got him a matching tie and flower
We got both Dad's the same suits as our Best Man and Usher as this is what has been done at most of the weddings we've been to and we wanted to do it too. I don't think there's a rule to say you are obliged to do it though so don't be too worried if you can't. If you can afford it, It's a nice touch but if you can't, maybe talk to them about splitting the bill. At the end of the day, you know your budget and how formal you want your wedding to be so let that guide you.
My fil has bought his own shit and it doesn't match the ushers. I don't think you should be paying for it unless you want it to match x
Both our dads didn't want to be matching so they have sorted their own suits out
We are paying for my dad and his dads suits they are not matching the groomsmen
My fiancé's dad is one of the groomsmen but he's still getting his own suit. We are getting the ties, but they're all going suit shopping together to pick out the right ones.. If you can't afford to get it then don't, I'd never heard of getting the parents their suits/outfits anyway! X
We're having a relaxed wedding. Groom and Best Man wearing the same and everyone else can wear what they like! As far as I see, it's the Groom's department to deal with the men side of things - you have enough on your plate. If money is tight how about hire instead of buy?
We are providing a suit to both Dads to match the rest of the groomsmen suits
i haven't brought my fil to be suits there are 2 of them, neither have i brought my dads, lucky hes stuck in his ways and likes his own suit and it matches our colours so my bank balance is happy :) good luck