Weddings are often considered “women’s business”. The bride usually plans most of the wedding, with help from her mother and maid of honor. Even though the Father of the bride may be helping to pay for the actual tab, he is usually not as involved in the plans.
Just because he doesn't have an opinion on your color palate or whether you use satin or organza does not mean that he does not care. In fact, seeing his little girl get married may be almost as big of a deal for him as it is for you.
Also keep in mind that father figures aren't always our biological fathers. They may be a stepfather, uncle, family friend, older brother, etc. The list goes on.
Whomever they may be, there is no doubt that on your wedding day, they will be touched by this monumental step in your life as an adult. This week in honor of father’s day, we would like to suggest ways for you to show your appreciation and respect to these men on your big day.
From taking dance classes in preparation for the father-daughter dance to creating a personal keepsake, here are a few heartwarming ideas. Even if you are independent and paying for the wedding yourselves, having a conversation with him about issues such as walking you down the aisle is a wonderful way to pay homage to his role in your life.
If you are set against having him “give you away”, take the time to explain to him your position and why you feel that way.
At the very least, he can appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to help him understand. Finally, even if your father has passed away, there are still many ways to honor his memory.
Recently, many brides have chosen to show videos of them with their father before he passed at the reception. Another idea is to leave an open seat for him where he would have sat.