Does the father of the bride have to wear a tuxedo?
Only if he wants to. USually, the father does wear a tuxedo.
It should be the bride that decides the color of the groom; best man; ushers and father's attire. If the groom, best man and ushers are wearing darker suits then the father should as well. No one should be in complete white other than the bride unless the bride decides she wants to be a little different. Although most whites seem white they are not and the bride should be the focal point and not…
Depending on the role played in the wedding, attire for the wedding dance varies. The bride traditionally wears a white wedding dress and the groom a tuxedo or suit. The bridesmaids typically wear the outfits assigned by the bride. Guests of the wedding should avoid white or black and should wear an outfit appropriate for the type of wedding taking into account formality and a possible theme.
Although a tuxedo shirt is technically a dress shirt, it received its moniker after the advent of the tuxedo. The tuxedo was invented by Pierre Lorillard, who commissioned a tailless jacket for a ball. Although he did not wear it to the ball, several others wore the style, which was christened the "Tuxedo Jacket" after the name of the park in which the ball was held.
There is no particular name for an 'acting father of the bride.' It's a traditional Western custom that the father of the bride entrusts and gives his daughter's hand in marriage to the man she loves. If the father is not in the picture or is deceased then an uncle; grandfather; adult brother or close male family friend can give the bride away.
The groom wears a tuxedo and the bride will wear a wedding dress. Everybody else will be wearing there most glamorous clothing. Rangutan: Weddings may be very different for each culture and country. Use an image-search-engine like Yahoo or Google and type the word "wedding" plus the religion, culture or country name. Examples in "Related links below". Most invitations will indicate order of dress or I am sure you know the bride or groom, just…