As a bride, you wedding day is a huge announcement to the family, especially your parents. Though the mother of the bride will probably be in the trenches with planning away the ceremony, the father of the bride isn’t completely absent. There are a few things the father of the bride has going through his head during the process.
1. Time Really Flies
When you make your announcement, one thing that will be put into perspective is how time has flown by. From the day your were born to your graduation day, every milestone you’ve shared together will be running through his head and the idea of you being a soon-to-be bride hasn’t quite sunk in yet.
2. Always Be Daddy’s Little Girl
No matter what happens or what you do, you’ll always be his littler girl. Through all of datings ups and downs, he has always been by your side and now that he will be giving you away, he still sees you as his little angel and the bond you have will never change.
3. The Groom Better Step Up
It doesn’t matter how well your groom and father get along, you father will want to know that he will be able to take care of his little girl. He’ll always be there to protect you, but one fundamental thing he needs to make sure is that you’ll be safe and sound.
4. Who Is Paying For What?
Tradition states that the father of the bride pay for the wedding, however modern brides and grooms take on a chunk of the cost. But who pays for what? Your father will be there to help, but he will definitely want to know who is paying for what so there are no confusion.
5. Dress Cost
If your parents will be helping with wedding dress costs, your father will want to know how much. Although he’ll want to give your the best dress possible, a budget guideline maybe implemented. Don’t worry though, once he sees you in your dress, all talk of money will go out the window.
6. Speech Preparation
He will start to think of what he will say when the time comes to give a speech about the bride and groom. Whether his just “wings it” the day of or writes something down, he’ll want to put something together that’s funny, witty, and compliments the both of you.
7. The Water Works
As a father, there is a certain demeanor and composure expected year round, but the day of your wedding will be the ultimate test. Will he be able to fight back the tears or will the water works just flow? The moment he sets eyes on you on your big day, a flood of emotions will take over.
8. Father Daughter Dance
Even if your father isn’t a big dancer, he will be looking forward to sharing a special moment with your during the wedding. He’ll probably be reminded of when you used to stand on his feet and glide around the living room, and that sweet moment will be a moment he won’t want to forget.
As you start planning your big day, you father will have a million and one things running through his mind, reviewing all your special moments. Although he may not be involved in making the major decision, he will be there through thick and thin to celebrate your big day.