Father of the bride
Being a Fabulous Father of the Bride
As soon as your little girl announces her
engagement; you know something has changed. She might not be just
your little girl anymore. She is a woman now, who has chosen the
man of her life. As the wedding day approaches, you might be
scared, nervous even a little reluctant. You may be wondering ‘has
she made the right choice’? And so on. But remember this is the
time when she needs you the most, even if she doesn’t admit it.
The modern day father of the bride etiquettes, dos and
don’ts have changed quite a bit. However, you may still be
expected to do some of the traditional things. These include:
paying a considerable portion of the wedding expenses and being
the host on the big day. Make the traditional father of the
bride speech. Walking your daughter down the aisle and giving
her away to the groom.
Being the father of the bride doesn’t
mean you have to be involved in planning every detail of the
wedding; neither does it mean that your are there just to pay the
bills. How much you get involved is entirely up to you; but do
offer your help. You might be good at something, such as your
skills with food or knowledge about wine or how about your eye for
detail. You can help your daughter in tasting the wine for the big
day, or maybe help her in deciding the venue or photographer.
Weddings can be quite stressful, so stand by your daughter’s side
and tell her to assign a few tasks to you. You could help her in
addressing the invites or maybe dropping off the cake samples.
When the bride to be knows; that her dad is by
her side, she feels a little less stressed automatically. Nothing
can be more upsetting to a bride then her family not supporting
her, or being disinterested in the whole thing. As she is
beginning a new journey all the little gestures that you shower
her with, would be cherished all her life.
father of the bride is expected to give a toast on the
wedding day. Don’t forget about working on your toast in all the
excitement. Work on it in advance, the words that come from your
heart will surely bring a smile on your daughter’s face. You might
know the groom, but be quite unfamiliar with his family. Try to
familiarize with them before the big day, so you can be a great
host and engage with them. Sometimes the frustrated bride to be
needs a shoulder to cry on. She could be having pre-marriage
jitters. Sometimes it could be the fitting of the dress, or the
caterers, or some last minute changes about the venue. Or perhaps,
she is just getting nauseated with all the advice that well
wishing friends, aunts and brides maids have been poring over.
Just let her know she can rely on you and connect with her. You
will automatically be a fabulous father of the bride.
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