Dress uniform might not look formal enough...?
Hello everyone! I'm hoping someone might have a suggestion for me since I really don't know how this works.
My fiance is Navy enlisted. Originally we figured he'd be wearing his dress blues for the wedding, and it would just be that simple. My mother has always been dead-set on him wearing a tuxedo (yeah, I know, it's not her wedding, but her opinion is important to me nonetheless.) Her opinion is that the dress blues are not going to look formal enough next to my big poofy ballgown. I can see that as a legitimate concern, sort of. Mom wants him to either rent a tux or buy the... fancy jacket thing for the uniform even though he would literally never wear it again, and he's not even sure how to get one because it's so uncommon to actually need one. I honestly can see the pros and cons of both sides (tuxedo vs dress blues) and am not entirely bothered either way, although I would sorta prefer the tux. But I know the dress blues could look pretty nice, take the confusion out of renting (he's stationed on the other side of the world and won't be home until a week before the wedding, so getting a rental may be a headache), and be one less expense we have to worry about. Originally he was pretty set on wearing his uniform, but then he liked the idea of a tux, and I think now he's back to wanting to wear his dress blues.
So I guess my question is, does anyone know how the 'matching formality' thing would work with his dress blues and my super-formal dress?
What uniforms did y'all have at your weddings?
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