It’s Father’s day this coming Sunday and so we’re taking the time to honor dads this week because like moms they should get more than a day. When it comes to weddings, mothers are included or are considered first mainly because they are ones that are going to care more than fathers will. But, we don’t want you to forget about your dads! It’s not just because they might be footing the bill for the wedding, but because they matter too. And while they may not care as much, they are still important. So, today we’re sharing 6 ways to make your father feel special at your wedding.
1. Invite him to the tasting. Guys typically don’t care about the wedding details and dads even less so, but what he will care about are the food and drinks. So, bring him to the tasting with you. You may not take his opinion on all the dishes, but I’m sure he’ll enjoy tasting the food and spending time with you.
2. Take him suit/tux shopping. Your dad will most likely need a new suit or tux for your wedding, so take him shopping! You know he won’t want to do it on his own, so if you go with him, he’ll get it done and you’ll be able to help pick something out for him.
3. Get him involved with the activities. If you are doing a destination wedding and are having activities before and/or after the wedding, have your dad be a part of the planning. Or if planning is too much or doesn’t interest him, just get his opinion on what he thinks would be fun for the group. I’m sure he’d be happy to weigh in on the fun things he’ll be a part of.
4. Tell him how handsome he looks. Everyone likes a compliment especially when they are dressed up and looking spiffy and men don’t get it very often. So, let him know how great he looks on the wedding day. It will bring a smile to his face.
5. Take a moment. Before you walk down the aisle with your dad, take a moment and enjoy it with him. You don’t have to recite a tearjerking poem or tell him how much you love him (although you can if you want), but just be with him. Talk to him, laugh with him or just tell him how you are feeling. He’s there for you to hold on to before you take the leap, so lean on him. And if you are the groom, take a moment when you are getting ready or when you are waiting to start the ceremony. Your father will most likely be in the same room as you at some point before the ceremony, so enjoy that time together.
6. Have the father-daughter dance. This seems like a no-brainer, but needs to be mentioned. This is a really special moment with your father. Now, not everyone wants to do a father-daughter dance and that is ok too, but if you are on the fence, do it. It’s not something you are going to regret.
(Photo credit: McAllister Photography)