The big question has been popped, and you are now engaged! Planning your wedding can be one of the most exciting events for you and your family. Instinctively, we tend to cling to Mom for help in planning that special day, however, Dad can be quite helpful in many ways! This Father’s Day, we want to show you way to include Dad in your wedding day.
Good ole’ dad isn’t just that guy that watches “the game” on Sunday, or mows the lawn… he has been there for all your important life events. Though he may not be interested in picking out your wedding flowers, or helping with the invitations; he still wants to be included (whether he admits it or not).
4 Fun Ways to Get Dad Involved in Your Wedding
Dad’s “The First Look”
The “First Look” is a reveal moment typically planned by the couple before the ceremony. This is the first time a couple sees each other; it makes for a magical moment and beautiful photographs. The genuine happiness captured through this pre-ceremony event has created a new trend: “First Look with Dad”. This is great for couple’s that want to keep it traditional, and have their fiancé first see them at the altar.
You can now have those heartfelt “First Look” photos, but with your father. It makes for an unforgettable photo opportunity, where you will capture the joy in dad’s eyes. (Just make sure your mascara is waterproof!)
Bust a MoveDo you and your father have an incredible bond? Perhaps he is your best friend! The first dance has been a tradition for years, so spice yours up with a little personality. This is your time to show off your loving father, and see what makes him such a cool dad! He will love rockin’ the dance floor with his little girl/boy. After all, he is the one who taught you those smooth moves.
Weddings are a joyous event. Even if your father is no longer around; you can still honor them on your wedding day. Cherish your dad by adding a keepsake on your bouquet. You can always add a picture or locket to represent him. He will still be able to walk you down the aisle, even if he isn’t there.
Make sure to include dad at the reception. Don’t forget to thank him in a special toast dedicated to him, or you can even have him say a couple a words. Also, don’t forget to include some embarrassing photos of him in the wedding slideshow.
Congratulations on finding the perfect partner! Now just remember to include the first man that loved you on your wedding day.
Happy Father’s Day!