My daughter is getting married later this month. My ex-husband is remarried; I have been dating someone for several years, though we do not live together and are not engaged. It is not a black-tie wedding, but the wedding party (and the fathers of the bride and groom) are wearing black tuxedos. As the mother of the bride, I am wearing a gown and want to know if it would be appropriate for my date to wear his tux, or should he wear a suit? The wedding is at 3PM on a Sunday with the reception to follow.
Assuming your escort will be escorting you out of the house of worship/church, he should wear a tuxedo. You’ll be ushered up the aisle by one of the younger groomsman, and he will be in a tuxedo. You will be the last person walking up the aisle before the processional of bridesmaids and your escort will have seated himself before hand in your pew on the left side facing the alter. Then your escort will usher you back down the aisle and out of the church. The father-of-the-bride sets the dress code, along with the groom, for the men in the wedding party.
When deciding something such as this, think about the photographs. You’ll be photographed with the groomsman ushering you to your pew and then being ushered out by your escort. In my opinion, your escort would wear a tuxedo to fit in with the formal attire of the other members of the wedding party. And, more importantly, because you will be wearing a long dress.
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