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DH not asked to wear the Wedding Outfit - I think it's a bit mean/thoughtless ?

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Mojomummy · 28/03/2007 10:06

BIL is getting married at the weekend & I've just found out their dad is wearing the wedding DH (his brother) hasn't been asked. Of course, being a male, he says he's not bothered..

BUT I AM!!! I don't like the fact that he's been left out/not included.

Am I being silly ?

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beckybrastraps · 28/03/2007 10:13



krabbiepatty · 28/03/2007 10:15

What wedding suit? Totally not understanding this


pesme · 28/03/2007 10:15



KittyLetteMeEatAnEasterEgg · 28/03/2007 10:15

if hes not bothered why should you be?


hippmummy · 28/03/2007 10:15

Do you know why? Maybe it's to do with budget.
Is he the best man? If not he probably wouldn't be expected to where the same.


hippmummy · 28/03/2007 10:16

that should be wear of course!


Iklboo · 28/03/2007 10:16

Can you hire something similar? Would they mind if you did?


nailpolish · 28/03/2007 10:17

i find the whole male 'wedding party' wearing the same 'suit' corny and a bit common tbh

but then im scottish and here each male wears his own clan tartan kilt


MerlinsBeard · 28/03/2007 10:18

i don't understand what this wedding suit thng is?

As far as i know the groom and bestman wear the same their dad the best man?


chipmonkey · 28/03/2007 10:21

Ok, when we got married, the morning suit was worn by the groom, best man, groomsman and the two Dads, no-one else. I think you are being a tad unreasonable.


saltire · 28/03/2007 10:23

Sorry, I'm not getting this "wedding suit" thing, what is it?


nailpolish · 28/03/2007 10:24

am pmsl @ 'wedding suit'

i keep thinking birthday suit...


Carmenere · 28/03/2007 10:26

Sorry, I agree with Nailpolish. all men wearing the same suit to a wedding looks naff.


Mojomummy · 28/03/2007 10:28

I mean wedding suit

No, his dad isn't doing anything other than be his dad.

At my wedding I included BIL, for no other reason than I didn't want him to be left out

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LowFatMilkshake · 28/03/2007 10:28

MJ - is DH part of the Groomsmen??

Know how you feel. MY DH was an usher at his brothers wedding. But he was the only one not to be included at the top table - all the others were thier with thier DW or DG's. But they were all SIL friends or brothers.


Mojomummy · 28/03/2007 10:29

it won't be all the men, but the men in the wedding party - surely as family, DH would be in the wedding party ?

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fireflyfairy2 · 28/03/2007 10:32

At our wedding, DH, best man, groomsman, page boys & ushers wore suits. As did the 2 dads.

Has your dh any part to play?


saltire · 28/03/2007 10:32

If he's not being Best Man, or giving the bride away or any role in the wedding party, then what's the fuss. I think you are being unreasonable. Surely by not wearing it, then you are saving a bit of money as you won't have to pay for the hire of it?


moondog · 28/03/2007 10:33

It's a naff habit.
Thank God yuor dh is spared.


LowFatMilkshake · 28/03/2007 10:34

Well - MIL told us we had to have BIL as bestman as they were brothers - he let us down 2 weeks before the wedding saying he was shy of the speech - so we had to eat humble pie with bestfriend and ask him - he was first choice anyway. - I had all gifts engraved and everything - was not happy!

The when BIl got married DH was just an usher as SIL has her best friend as bridesmaid and her partner as bestman - made for lovely photos as they were a nice foursome I'm sure!!

Not so angry with SIL anymore, just cross with MIL for interfering and causing bad feeling between us for a while!

Make sure your BIL is not just going along with his DF wishes for an easy life and is oblivious to the fact his brother has been left out of the suit thing!


littleEasterlapin · 28/03/2007 10:35

Unless he's an usher or best man, no he shouldn't wear it. And if he did, everyone would assume he was part of the wedding party, and ask him for orders of service, directions to the reception, where the loos are etc... I'm not surprised he's not bothered!


Mojomummy · 28/03/2007 10:47

BIL wore the outfit at our wedding,just for the sake of being included - he didn't do anything (he never does !)

Yeah, I guess I'm being silly - I just feel he's being left out - I like everyone to be included & so I (wrongly) assume everyone else feels the same.

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littleEasterlapin · 28/03/2007 10:50

It's a boy thing, Mojomummy They probably haven't even thought about it!


Mojomummy · 28/03/2007 10:53

thanks ladies, I knew I could rely on MN


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nailpolish · 28/03/2007 10:53

included in what?

wearing the same suit?

fgs go and enjoy the wedding and stop worrying about who is wearing what...

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