Q: My brother, who's a groomsman, is in the Coast Guard. Can he wear his dress uniform to the ceremony or does he have to wear a tuxedo like the other guys?

A: Military protocol says he can wear his uniform or civvies—his choice. The only downside to a groomsman in uniform is the attention it inevitably attracts, potentially deflecting some of the spotlight from your fiancé. Talk it over with your groom and guide your brother accordingly.

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