8 Ways to Make Dad Feel Special on Your Wedding Day

There is no kind of love like a Daddy’s love. It’s an emotional day for your Dad to give away his little girl, and even more emotional for you when it finally sinks in right before you walk down the aisle. Subside the mixed emotions you will inevitably both feel by honoring him and treating him like the special man he truly is. Here are 8 creative and unforgettable ways to make Dad feel special on your wedding day.

Father-Daughter Dance

This moment between you and your Dad will be a memory that will last a lifetime. At this point of the wedding day, you are officially a married woman and all grown up in his eyes. Throughout all the wedding day craze, embrace this moment to slow down, step back and cherish a man that has led you to this important day in your life. Blow him away with the song choice, or ask him to choose a song that reminds him of your relationship. Either way, make sure you both have a handkerchief or Kleenex handy.

Subside the mixed emotions you will inevitably both feel by honoring him and treating him like the special man he truly is. Here are 8 creative and unforgettable ways to make Dad feel special on your wedding day.

{  Photo by Diana Flores Photography }

Make Him Stand Out in the Crowd

In our humble opinions, Dads should stand out in the crowd of ushers, groomsmen, and ring bearers. Pick a special boutonniere just for him, or have custom cuff links made with your wedding date. Make time for a special moment between the two of you to give him his gift. If you plan on waiting until the wedding day, make sure it’s not right before you are preparing to walk down the aisle. Emotions will be high, and it’s best to save the sentiments for early in the morning or the rehearsal dinner.

Play His Favorite Music

Do you have a song that reminds you of him? Does he have one he always talks about that reminds him of you? What were some popular songs around the time you were born? Remember to dance with your Dad more than just for the father daughter dance, and surprise him with his favorite tunes. Show him that you have been thinking of him throughout the wedding planning, and that you will always be his little girl at heart.

Write Him a Love Note

The wedding day of course is all about you, but this is also a pivotal day for your Dad. He has most likely helped foot some (if not all) of the bills and is preparing to walk you down the aisle without crying like a baby, as well as trying to calm his nerves to give a killer speech. Dads hold a whole lot of pressure on the wedding day, and try hard not to show it. A handwritten letter explaining your love and adoration for him, and the importance of his presence on your big day would mean the world and set his day off on the best foot.

Subside the mixed emotions you will inevitably both feel by honoring him and treating him like the special man he truly is. Here are 8 creative and unforgettable ways to make Dad feel special on your wedding day.

{ Photo by Savanah Loftus Photography }

Make Time for Just the Two of You

Plan time on the wedding day to give yourselves time alone before walking down the aisle. Depending on the venue, this might be hard to coordinate and accomplish. If so, there are other ways to have alone time for a first look photo session once you get into your wedding dress or even after your father daughter dance. The wedding day goes by so fast, and you will appreciate the fact that you thought about this ahead of time and made space for quality time.

Subside the mixed emotions you will inevitably both feel by honoring him and treating him like the special man he truly is. Here are 8 creative and unforgettable ways to make Dad feel special on your wedding day.

{ Photo by Ashley Freehan Photography }

Give a Special Ceremony Tribute

The ceremony is the hard part for Dads, it’s time for him to give you away. Depending on what type of ceremony you plan to have, whether it be traditional, religious, or non-traditional, insert a poem or reading dedicated to the strong relationship between you and your Dad. After you’ve said your vows and you’re taking your first steps as husband and wife back down the aisle, make a pit stop to kiss your Dad on the cheek or give him a quick squeeze. This is a popular trend that will leave a sparkle in your Dad’s eye all the merry day long.

Concierge Tip: Coordinate with your photographer any special moments you plan in advance to be captured to ensure they are not missed.

Invite Him to Start Off the Reception

Traditionally, the Father of the Bride starts off the reception with a speech to the new Mr. and Mrs. If you decide to follow this tradition, make sure he knows when to grab the mic and where to stand. Keeping his comfort on the wedding day on top of mind will make him feel loved and cherished.

Subside the mixed emotions you will inevitably both feel by honoring him and treating him like the special man he truly is. Here are 8 creative and unforgettable ways to make Dad feel special on your wedding day.

{ Photo by Savanah Loftus Photography }

First Look

First looks have grown in popularity for the bride and groom before the ceremony to simply save on time, and to allow couples to enjoy cocktail hour with their wedding guests. An alternative to this trend is planning a first look with your Dad to see you in your wedding dress, adorned in lace and pearls, before preparing to walk down the aisle. It will make for a great photo op, and give you time to bask in all of the happiness and joy together before he gives you away.

 

This post was written by Weddings by Funjet

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