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The 9 Best Ways to Involve Your Dad in Your Wedding Day

The 9 Best Ways to Involve Your Dad in Your Wedding Day

Dads play an important role in the life of their little girl. Protector, provider and in many cases a role model for the man you will one day marry. There is often not a more pinnacle event in a father-daughter relationship than when your Dad walks you down the aisle. So, with Father's Day fast approaching we thought we'd share with you nine of the best ways to involve your Dad on your wedding day and make him a special part of your 'I Do' celebrations. 

  1. Involve him in the planning

    The key to involving dad in your wedding planning is to play to his strengths. Think about what he's good at and interested in - let him be your financial planner, wedding website developer, venue critic or use his contacts to source you the best photographer/caterer/florist he can find

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  2. Request he manage the relatives

    This may be a job for both your mum and dad, but managing the requests and demands of family members - particularly on their side of the gene pool - is a good way to free you up to focus on the important stuff.

  3. Let him walk you down the aisle

    Often thought to be one of the most touching parts of any wedding ceremony is when a father literally gives his daughter away to her husband-to-be. These days it's becoming popular for both mum and dad to walk the bride down the aisle - even if it is just for dad to have a shoulder to cry on  once the deed is done.

  1. Incorporate Dad-inspired details into your wedding celebrations Does dad have a favourite dish, song, dance move or something of sentimental value that can be incorporated into your wedding celebrations? Keeping it a surprise for dad on your big day will make it all the more special.
  1. Honour family traditions

    You and your dad may have different ideas about your ideal wedding, however if there are some family traditions that are extra-special to him, attempt to incorporate variations of one or more of these as a nod to his traditions or heritage.

  1. Ask him to say a few words

    The speech or wedding toast is sometimes the most vital role a father will play on his daughter's wedding day. Depending on his public speaking skills, you may want to make it a simple toast or a full speech.

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  1. Allow him to play host at the reception

    A father of the bride can help out the happy couple during the event by making sure everythingis running smoothly: greeting, thanking and saying farewell to guests, and ensuring everything is going according to plan.

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  1. Perform a Father-Daughter Dance

    A popular item on many wedding agendas, a Father-Daughter dance is a traditional wedding element specifically focusing on this unique relationship. Make it funky and fun or sentimental and sweet, depending on your preference.

  1. Share a special moment with your dad on your wedding day

    Among the hustle and bustle of wedding festivities, it can be easy to overlook the people who matter most. Make sure you take the time to give your dad a hug, say thank you or tell him you love him - it's a moment he'll treasure forever.

Celebrating Dads

Whatever you decide is the perfect role for your Dad on your wedding day, say thank you this Father's Day for everything he's done for you, with a personalised gift from the exclusive PF Father's Day gift range.

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