Father Of The Bride Duties
Getting wrapped up in all the wedding planning may leave dad feeling left out.
Here are some tips for honoring your father in your celebration.
Walking you down the aisle
It was once symbolic of a father giving his daughter to another man, another family, and a life further removed from the home she grew up in. Most couples are marrying later in life and moving from parents’ to groom’s home isn’t as common as it once was, but the symbolism is still there. Lets look at alternatives to the norm.
- Having your mom AND dad do the honors
- Your step dad or adopted father that raised you or has had a significant presence in your life
- An uncle in your life who has always been there for you
- Your brother, which is a great and personal alternative
- KEEP THE EYE ON YOU by walking down the aisle yourself
During the reception it is customary for the father of the bride to make a short speech, thanking the guests and those that have helped with the wedding planning, and talking a little about his daughter and new son-in-law. At the end of the speech the father of the bride usually proposes a toast to the happy couple.
The father daughter dance
If you’re comfortable on the dance floor, the father daughter dance can be one of the happiest moments of your life. If you have two left feet you might be dreading it. Take a few dance lessons before the big day to learn some basic steps. Try to arrange a lesson for yourself, your wife, your daughter and her fiancée all together; it will provide welcome relief from pre wedding stress. Its even perfectly acceptable to throw in a few surprises like the dance below!
Check out DANCERS STUDIO in St. Paul that offers wedding dance lessons!
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