A wedding day is all about the bride and groom. No, scratch that. It’s all about the bride, not the bass. Yes, that’s the way it should be. A bride thinks about her wedding day her whole life. Stereotypically as she grows up, the bride looks for a man to fill the role that her Daddy has played her whole life. So there are no excused for a bride not to include her Dad into the wedding day festivities. Parents of the bride are traditionally responsible for paying for the wedding. However, Dad should be included in a wedding for more than his wallet.
Daddy’s Not So Little Girl
There are three must-have moments to include Dad into a bride’s wedding day.
1. Who are the people normally seeing the bride get dressed in her wedding dress? The bride will have her maid/matron of honor, bridesmaids, Mother, Grandmother and any other special guest. Men are no where to be found during the process. However, a very special moment for the bride and her Dad is when she is fully ready for the wedding ceremony and Dad is the first person to see is daughter before any of the wedding guests. When Dad sees her daughter for the first time in her wedding dress can be a very touching and private moment. Brides – we recommend creating time for Dad before the wedding ceremony to have a personal conversation and thank him for being there for you.
2. Every Dad in the world dreams about the day they walk their daughter down the aisle. Many brides also choose to have both their Dad and Mom walk herself down the aisle. This is great too. No matter who the bride decides to walk with her down the wedding aisle, asking them to walk with you should be a special moment. This will be as big as the physical action of the walking. The asking of walking down the aisle can be capped with a special hand written note or a special memento of the event.
3. Many men are known to not be the best dancers. However, there is one occasion that they dream about dancing. This is dancing with their daughter at her wedding. The event is so big that it has its own identity as the Father Daughter Dance. It is considered one of the formal dance centerpieces at a wedding reception. So brides, do not deprive of your Dad of this special moment at your wedding as you will always be Daddy’s Little Girl.
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