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FI wants to wear a kilt...ON THE BEACH!

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#11 boscobel

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    Posted 29 January 2008 - 11:46 AM

    I can't imagine that would be comfortable. And I agree with what others have said, you have to have the heritage to pull it off. My cousins a bagpiper and he loves to wear his kilt and whole outfit. My fam is pretty gung-ho Irish. But I can't imagine a bunch of guys who never wore a kilt before, comfortalbe wearing one. Give it some time, see if he drops it.

    #12 AlmostMrsForbes

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      Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:26 PM


      Yeah - my fiance is scottish (parents are from/he was born in the states) wants to wear his kilt as well. the problem (other than the fact that it is a KILT ON A BEACH) is that it is hard to get rental kilts that are authentic in the US. So, while FI has his own kilt, it is nearly impossible to find ones for the groomsmen. Now, he wants the grooms men to be in suits and he in the kilt. I'm putting my foot down there. That will look ridiculous.

      Also, you do need to be able to support the heritage part to wear a clan's tartan. From what I've been told (from my soon to be scottish relatives) is that you typically wear the clan from your mother's maiden name. Although, I do know that there are rentals that have some basic tartans - celtic pride and others.

      I do think kilts look great on men, however - just not on the beach!

      Good luck!

      #13 AlmostMrsForbes

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        Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:27 PM

        Also, you could suggest that he wear a suit and then wear a tie with his clan's tartan. Just a thought.

        #14 lambert13

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          Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:45 PM

          Tell him that the bride and groom can't both wear dresses. No offense to any kilt wearing people out there, I just like taking the Sarcasm Highway.

          #15 amandalovesryan

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            Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:14 PM

            jason, i always love to see what you say!

            Good luck with this one! I would not be happy if Ryan said that he was going to wear a kilt. Maybe he is just messing with you?!?!?
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            #16 Karen

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              Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:15 PM

              Palm trees and Kilts don't mix. lol. Do you think he is really serious or is he teasing you? Jay kids me like that all the time. If he is serious, ask him why and go from there.
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              #17 Celina

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                Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:57 PM

                I hate to be the one to disagree here but I say let him wear the kilt!

                My fiance suggested that he may want to wear a kilt too but he is only like 1/4 Scottish. I told him go for it.

                I'm kind of partial - I swear - in my past life I think I was Irish! I LOVE bagpipes, kilts - the whole shebang!

                Anyhow, I can empathize with you in the disagreement over what he will wear. My FI has threatened to wear some colors I absolutely disagree with.

                So - on that note I would tell him what CarrieRN said - he has to be a certain percent Scottish and that wearing a Kilt on your wedding day would make him a fraud and people would be laughing at him.

                Plus he would be sweating his balls off - literally!

                Good luck!
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                #18 1elephant

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                  Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:32 PM

                  wow. can you really tell him not to wear it tho?
                  you should make a pro/cons list for him...or tell him to make it...make sure he includes beach wedding, hot, sand, and sandy butt on the cons list.

                  #19 Maura


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                  Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:20 PM

                  oh hell no, trisha! i am on your side girl!

                  however, i say give him a few weeks and if he brings it up again, tell him what jason said: the bride and groom cant both wear dresses.

                  i come from a heavily irish family, but beach and kilts just DONT mix.

                  #20 Carrie-Dreams DR

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                    Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:32 PM

                    Originally Posted by becks
                    Oh dear. How can you tell him that you think its a bad idea? Because you've undoubtedly (if you're anything like me) all but dictatated everything thus far, and now that he wants to add his two cents, its not like you have a right to cut him off. Ugh.

                    But, I'd let him know that maybe you're not fully behind the kilt thing, and bring up a few reasons - heat, what plaid, the real significance of kilts (do some research first), etc.

                    Maybe you can dissuade him (because it sounds like its a bit of a random thought to him right now), but I'd act fast before the kilt thing takes hold.
                    my FI is 100% Scottish (born and raised), he was going to wear a kilt too, as his entire family is scottish..but when he priced it out for his clan kilt, it was near $1000...so this alone has deterred him...maybe the money alone will change his mind...

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