If you’re planning a wedding and feel like everything is resting on your shoulders, it probably means that it is. Most brides experience the feeling that if they don’t do it, it won’t get done and with so much to organise, it’s no wonder planning a wedding can be so overwhelming.
It is so difficult to know where to start with so much to do and it is so easy to forget the smaller detail. So with that in mind, we wanted to share a couple of really simple tips when it comes to kitting out the father of the bride. These simple tips mean that dads can be given a list of what they need to be getting on with, meaning you can spend time on other areas of your wedding planning.
You’re probably going to want to be in on this one. Getting your dad kitted out with a beautiful suit is super important, as he is going to be giving you away on the day, so he has an important role and therefore needs to look the part.
Get yourselves to a wedding suit tailors like, Chookhare & Sons, a tailor’s that know what they’re doing so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re in good hands. Go with a couple of ideas and a sample of material from your wedding dress and pictures of the flowers so that you can discuss complementary colours for your grooms, best men and your dads suit.
Obviously the tradition is that the father of the bride pays for the wedding. Whist this is now considered quite old fashioned, it doesn’t mean that some fathers will not want to contribute here and there. So make sure you speak with your dad about any areas that he would like to help with so that you can plan the budget of your wedding much better and you can have a better understanding of what you can and can’t afford.
You’re not going to be able to help much on this one as this one has to come just from your dad. But you are going to want to be comfortable that your dad is not just going to scribble down a few lines on the back of a beer mat the day before the wedding. Therefore the best thing you can do here is hire the help of one of your siblings, mother or another family member to make sure they are regularly checking in with him, regarding the progress of that all important speech.
As you and your new husband will probably be too busy dancing and having fun at your wedding reception you may want to ask your dad to take on the role of host for when your guests start to trickle out at the end of the evening. Speaking to your dad, in advance, to see if he would be happy to make himself available at the end of the evening means that you can be confident that all guests get a proper farewell from someone in your immediate wedding party, if you are otherwise engaged.