The mother of the bride is usually the Parent undertaken with most of the wedding planning activities. However, the wedding is also a big day for the father as his daughter is going to tie the knots, having another man in her life.
It may be assumed that the father of the bride do not have much responsibility for his daughter’s wedding but there are actually lots of role for the father than you can ever imagine.
The enlisted below are the duties of the father of the bride for his daughter’s wedding.
1. Hosting of The Father
Traditionally, the father is meant to finance the wedding. However, nowadays, the finances are evenly distributed between the bride and groom, as well as their families.
This means that the father has his contribution to making the wedding successful.
2. Supporting The Mother of The Bride
The mother of the bride has various duties to perform for her daughter’s wedding. This may leave her stressed and fatigued.
It is the father’s duty to keep her relaxed and let her know that she should actually enjoy the wedding planning process, not seeing it as a form of stress.
3. Going To The Wedding Venue With The Bride
This is a priceless moment for the father to seize, to spend time with his daughter, because that may be the only time he has the chance to have a one on one moment with his daughter.
It’s a precious moment to appreciate her, tell her how lucky he is to have her as a daughter and how beautiful and adorable she looks.
4. Walking Down The Aisle With Her
Traditionally, the father should walk his daughter down the aisle, before handing her over to the groom.
A rehearsal should be done a day before the wedding, so that the entrance would be a perfect one.
5. The Father of The Bride Speech
Traditionally, he is meant to offer a speech to the bride. The father should appreciate the wedding guests for gracing the event, tell a humorous and emotional story of his lovely daughter and offer a toast to the bride and groom.
A proper rehearsal should be done to make a perfect speech and toast.
6. A Dance With The The Daughter
One memorable of the wedding is the father-daughter dance.
The father should dance his lovely daughter to a simple song and have a great experience of the day.
7. The Last To Leave The Venue
Traditionally, the father should be the last to leave the venue. This is to ensure that everyone leaves safely and that the wedding vendors are fully settled. He will also ensure that the wedding gifts are being stored.
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