In celebration of the upcoming holiday, Father's Day, I thought I'd include a few roles in the wedding that are covered by the father of the bride. As a member of the bridal party it is very important that you understand where you stand in the realm of wedding planning.
1. Pay for the Wedding
Traditionally it is the father of the bride that covers the bill for the majority of the wedding, but with many our today's couple's footing the bill themselves this role has been seen as a little up for grabs. But for kicks we'll go the traditional route and say this is all for you "pops".
Okay so the big day has come, it's show time. walk your little girl down the aisle. Today is a big day not only for her but for you as well. there will be an emotional ride throughout the day. It's you she will be looking to for the strength she needs to make it down the aisle without ruining her makeup
3. Make a speech
Okay so we've entered the reception phase of the wedding and to kick things off the first toast goes straight to you. What the heck do you say? I knew you were going to ask.
Tell a highlight about the couple
Tell them how lucky they are to have each other
Thank everyone for coming
Keep in at 5 minutes
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4. Dance with you little girl
Left foot, right foot, soak in this moment it's all about you and her. Whether you dance a fast or slow song dance it up this is your moment to show her you still got it. Make your dance memorable for the both of you. Some songs to inspire you.
There You'll Be - Faith Hill
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Because you loved Me - Celine Dion
5. The tie breaker
As if you didn't have enough to do or think about, here's one more to add to the plate. As you and your family embark on this journey together there will be times throughout that you will be called upon to be the tie breaker of many situations. The final color pallet, who goes to the registry, or maybe the final say so of who's choice it is to decide on the flavor of the cake. This battle will not be between the bride and her groom, but between the bride and her mother. Because you know "It's her day, too", even though it seems like you're doing most of the heavy lifting, the walking, the dancing, the speech. It's your job to find that delicate balance between what both your girls want and keep them from basically killing each other. After all they are family, but you little girl is THE BRIDE. just say that.
So let's wrap up as a father of the bride your role is not one to be ignored to say the lest. You help fund the wedding, you walk down the aisle, you hand her off to her new beau, you give a speech, you dance, you dine, you the priorities in check, and you're done!