The iconic marital dramedy Father of the Bride is back on HBO this June with its third adaptation. Like the previous versions, the movie chronicles the relationship between a father and his daughter during her wedding. In the film, Billy (Andy Garcia) and Ingrid (Gloria Estefan) are a Cuban-American couple trying to save their marriage. Sophie (Adria Arjona) is all set to get married and intends for the wedding to be an unconventional one. Unfortunately, her traditional father, Billy, is not supportive of the idea. The movie has everything going for it – major family drama, and some fashionable moments.
The Wedding Gown
Caroline Eselin, the movie’s costume designer, wanted to recreate the Latin roots and culture of the family. For the couple’s costume, she particularly wanted to highlight their non-traditional style. In the movie, Sophie wants her sister Cora (Isabela Merced) to design her dress that should have silk stripes, a square neckline, and puff sleeves with a white belt. The dress would reflect the style of Sophie but the individual expertise of Cora. The stripes in the dress are a tribute to Miami. In comparison, Annie Banks (Kimberly Williams) in the previous version of the movie highlights the tradition rather than her individuality. She went for a traditional and romantic look, while Sophie had a cutting edge and modern look.
The Bridal Party Dresses
In the movie, Cora designs the dresses of the entire bridal party. Sophie’s bridesmaids all don blue dresses. They represent the famous pop art of Miami. However, they don’t all have the same look, as two members adorn two-piece sets with cropped tops. In 1991, all the bridesmaids wore the same dress with long sleeves and bows on the back. Annie’s bridal party looks modest and traditional, while Sophie’s looks are styled to be fresh and contemporary.
The Attire of the Father of the Bride
In the current adaptation, Billy, the Bride’s father, wears a white dinner jacket and tuxedo pants. He pairs a black bow tie and a tropical pocket square. He’s an architect in Miami and combines modern-day elegance with traditional Cuban sense. In the 1991 version, George Banks (Steven Martin) wore a black tuxedo, a bow tie, and a white floral boutonniere. His look was more traditional, while Billy’s suave Miami look shows that the fathers of the brides are wearing different styles depending on their personalities, the requirement as per the situation, and the contemporary tradition.
How can you decide who to have by your side for the big day? What happens if you’re torn between two people? Have no fear; here’s how to decide on your groomsmen in the lead up to your wedding day.
Pick Your Number
There is no rule about how many groomsmen you can have at your wedding, but it’s best to have a number in mind before you begin. A good rule of thumb is to have one groomsman for every 50 guests. Another way to choose a final number is to have one groomsman for every bridesmaid at the wedding.
Consider Your Family
This doesn’t just mean your existing family. Walking down the aisle means you’re about to get a whole lot more family than ever before. Perhaps you could make members of your old and new family your groomsmen? Your partner may appreciate your effort to get their family involved with your half of the wedding.
Think About Your Best Man
Before you decide on the rest of your groomsmen, have you decided on the best man? This can be anyone from your brother to your best friend. You just need to make sure they are reliable and trustworthy as they will have the most responsibility out of all of your groomsmen.
Remember Group Dynamics
Group dynamics can play a significant part when deciding on your groomsmen. It’s vital to ensure you are still close to everyone on your potential list. You might also want to ensure that all of your groomsmen get along before being introduced as official parts of the wedding.
Learning how to decide on your groomsmen can help to make that aspect of your wedding planning go a lot smoother. Once you have the final list, it’s time to get to the fun part of asking them all if they would like to be a part of the big day.