When your daughter gets married, it’s an emotional day for everyone involved. She will look absolutely stunning, and her partner will also be dressed to the nines. If she has chosen to go the traditional route, you will be walking her down the aisle. While everyone will have their eyes locked on her, that doesn’t mean you can get away with looking boring or unkempt.
Father of the bride suits have come a long way as far as style and variance. It’s easy to find a look that will suit your style and make you stand out among the crowd, without overshadowing the lovely couple of course. A good rule of thumb before you go shopping is to confirm with your daughter what type of ceremony she is having. If it’s a beach wedding, that could change the colors you aim for. If the bride has requested a black-tie event, a tuxedo might be a better option than a suit.
If you are stuck trying to decide what to do, below are some more tips on unique father of the bride styles you can try.
Before we get into unique looks to try, we must cover the basics. As previously mentioned, you will want to talk to your daughter before buying any father of the bride suits to nail down a few details about the wedding. Besides formality level and location, you will also want to talk about the color scheme. Almost every wedding has a color palette or a few colors they are basing many of the accessories and decorations off of, so you will want to coordinate with that.
Another important tip to keep in mind is the necessity to stand out. These days, many brides will try and style their fathers in the same look as the groomsmen. But we are here to say that you shouldn’t blend in. It’s important for people to be able to spot you in a crowd. You’ll want to be distinguishable from not only the groomsmen, but also any other father involved in the wedding. So be sure to contact the father of your daughter’s partner or any stepfathers involved so that you can coordinate without matching.
Once you have your basics down and your bases covered, it’s time to move on to the finer details.
Playing With Color
Once you know the color scheme and venue, you have enough information to decide what colors you want to choose for your attire. Father of the bride suits can come in the full rainbow, but it’s usually a good idea to stick to neutrals for a wedding. If it is a summer wedding, especially if it’s on the beach, you may want to avoid a black suit. Not only will it be hotter, but black doesn’t exactly match the liveliness of the summer season. Tans and grays are a classic option for mens suits, as they look good on everyone and don’t grab as much attention.
If you are more of a fan of a bold look, you can confer with your daughter on what level of bright color she is comfortable with you wearing. Spring weddings are a great opportunity to go for a brighter blue shade, or even a powder blue if you’re willing to go lighter. In a fall wedding, maroons look dashing next to the red and yellow leaves.
Accessories, Accessories, Accessories
Now that you have picked your suit or tuxedo, it’s time for accessories. If you opted for a more neutral color scheme in the suit, this is your opportunity to add something fun to the mix.
Unconventional accessories can include a hat or any kind of chains or cufflinks. However, the easiest and most common way to dress up the father of the bride suits is with ties and boutonnieres. If you haven’t already, this is a great time to incorporate the wedding colors into your look. You could always opt for a sleek silk tie in one of the colors, but a more unique option would be to find a tie that uses both colors in a fun pattern. Paisley is a beautiful print that fits right in during a summer or spring wedding.
Another unique idea is to match your tie and/or pocket square to your daughter’s dress. If she has a sleek ivory gown, match the tie to that. Or if she has chosen a lacier attire you can find a lace patterned tie in white or in the wedding colors.
Don’t Be Afraid To Get Help
Still not sure where to turn? When in doubt, gather all of the information you can from your daughter and reach out to a virtual stylist. They will be able to help guide your decision based on your personal taste and the wedding details. Business Insider reported that 40% of younger men prefer to shop online, so if you’re anything like them, an online stylist is a perfect option. The best results come from a personal stylist who is familiar with your preferences and will listen to what the bride prefers. Father of the bride suits come in all sorts of styles and colors, but taking the time to choose what best fits you will help you walk your daughter down the aisle with pride.