Being the father of the bride is an extra special day for you, your wife, and your daughter. Losing a few pounds, brushing up on your dance steps, preparing a good toast, and realizing you will be a little poorer when it’s all done is normal but worth it!

Here are some good tips to help you select the best father-of-the-bride outfit for yourself.

Tip #1) If your daughter’s wedding is a formal black-tie wedding, the wedding party and the attendees will be in formal black-tie attire. The tuxedo style and color may be pre-determined by your daughter as she may want you in the same tuxedo as the groomsman. If this is the case then you have no choice. If you are given a choice, the best option would be a single button, peak lapel black, or midnight navy custom-made tuxedo.

Tip #2) If your daughter’s wedding is semi-formal, the wedding party will be in black tie attire but the attendees and father of the bride and groom can wear formal black-tie attire or a dark dressy suit and tie. The bride and groom usually provide the direction as to the best choice.