Father of the Bride`s Duties

6 months to go

If you are contributing financially to your daughter's wedding then this is the time to get together with the happy couple and the grooms parents to work out who will pay for what.

1 month to go

Hire a tux or suit. Go for the fitting, pay a deposit and arrange to pick it up.
Write your reception speech.

The day before

If your daughter lives at home and is moving out spend the day with her. May be doing things that you did when she was a little girl.

On the day

Travel to church with bride;
Escort bride in the Processional;
Give bride away;
Witness or perform signing of register;
Participate in the Recessional, escorting the groom's mother;
Leave for reception with groom's mother, after the couple and before the guests.

Reception duties

Participate in the receiving line;
Make first speech and toast;

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Cinderella (Fairy Tale Wedding)
Bridal Shower Q&A
Compatibility
Your Wedding Day Beauty Kit