Posts Tagged ‘Father of the Bride’

The Best of the Web for Grooms – July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18th, 2014


photo credit - Inlux Photo

Want to incorporate your love of sports in your wedding photos? Take a cue from groom Nick Jones, who created a photo commemorating his favorite basketball team — the Cleveland Cavaliers — at his Akron, OH wedding. When word of LeBron James’ potential return to Northeast Ohio came out the previous week, Jones amassed his jersey collection for his eight groomsmen to wear while he stood in the middle, recreating James’ powder toss. The guys then wore the jerseys for their introduction at the reception, Fox Sports Ohio reported.  The future newlyweds went to a Cavs game for their third date, so luckily, Jones’ bride-to-be, Christa Deckard, was on board with the idea, too.

One father of the bride took a gamble by ditching the father-daughter dance song the two had previously selected for the occasion and went with an original song he wrote instead. The results, of course, were amazing. Check out the bride’s emotional reaction in the video above.


photo creditPeter Callahan

Believe it or not, one of the major wedding elements guests remember most isn’t what the newlyweds wore, the couple’s first dance or the awkward family speeches, but the food! Whether it’s a formal sit-down, a more casual buffet or something a little off the beaten path, guests will definitely take note of the food served that night — and whether they had to stop at a drive-through on the way home. Bon Appétit shares nine tips for serving delicious reception meals.

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What are the Father of the Bride’s Duties Before & on the Wedding Day?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013


By Rebecca Lowe, special from Samara James

When two people decide to declare their love for each other with a wedding ceremony, their family and friends will play several important roles throughout the entire wedding planning process. Out of all of these roles, the father of the bride will be one of the most important. While most fathers will experience a variety of mixed emotions at the thought of giving their daughter away, their contributions to the wedding will begin long before walking down the aisle. To help fathers prepare for their daughter’s wedding, the following guide has been prepared to explain some of the traditional father of the bride duties along with a few modern twists for making a wedding a memorable occasion.

Paying for the Wedding
In the past, the father of the bride was always expected to cover the full cost of the wedding. In modern times, fathers of the bride can relax a bit because many young couples now expect to pay for a portion of their wedding on their own. While this is often the case, fathers of the bride should still set aside a portion of their savings to help pay for the wedding reception, venues and any other expenses that may arise.

Escorting to the Venue and Down the Aisle
Perhaps the most important duty that a father will perform on a wedding day is making sure his daughter arrives safely to the church or venue on time regardless of how late she may have been out at her hen party. Then, he will walk her down the aisle. At this point, tradition once set forth that a father would lift his daughter’s wedding veil; however, many modern brides no longer require for their father to give them away or lift the veil so it is important to discuss this portion of the wedding long before the actual ceremony. You should also have a rehearsal of the ceremony to crystalize the expectations of the father of the bride during the ceremony.

Announcing the Couple
If the father of the bride has paid for the venue and is taking a more traditional role of ‘hosting’ the venue then they are usually the first to arrive and will meet and greet people as they arrive before the newly married couple arrives. The ushers and groomsmen help people find their seats and then the father of the bride will announce the couple as they enter and the guest cheer.

Give a Toast
After the wedding and usually during the reception, a father of the bride will be expected to give a short speech to wish the newly wedded couple well. Although it can be tempting to get overly sentimental, it is best to keep this speech short while offering a memorable story or short joke to keep it light. Although for some weddings sentiment is nice but overly long speeches aren’t always appreciated but talking over the timescales with your daughter and her future husband will help.

Father and Daughter Dance
A common wedding tradition is that a father will dance with his daughter following the first dance of the married couple. Many fathers and daughters practice this dance and may choose a special song that is full of sentiment. Following this dance, fathers of the bride will then mingle with guests and make sure that everyone is having a good time. As host of the event, they will also make sure that everyone has enough food and drinks throughout the night.

Last Man Standing
After the reception, it is the father of the bride’s duty to make sure that every guest makes it home safe. Therefore, he should get plenty of rest the night before so that he will be prepared to stay up late and wave goodbye to the very last guest. If drinks have been served, then the father of the bride may also need to make transportation arrangements for those who have enjoyed themselves too much. Additionally, the father of the bride will oversee any last-minute clean-ups of the wedding venue before heading home to relax.

Author Bio: Rebecca studies fashion at college and works part time in the wedding industry assisting brides in finding their dream dress and accessories for their very big day. Rebecca works for Samara James too who are a leading UK on-line provider of engagement rings for popping that question. Rebecca loves everything about wedding and had helped organize several for friends and family and would like to do this professionally.

Will you be asking the father of the bride to perform any out-of-the-ordinary duties in relation to your wedding day? If so, tell us about them in the comment section below.

Get To Know Your In-Laws… on National TV

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Remember the scene in ‘Meet the Parents’ where Robert De Niro hooks Ben Stiller up to the lie detector test? Pretty intense way to met your future Father-in-Law, right? Would make for a pretty interesting TV show, right?


We’re working with a major cable network that is currently casting couples and their future in-laws to participate in a hilarious new TV series about getting to know your future family.

Show Premise: For one week, the man and woman will leave each other to go live with their future in-laws for 5 days.
At the end of the 5-day week the couple will should have a better understanding of each other and their future families and  Over these 5-days the moms and dads “test” (see photo above) their future son or daughter-in-law with activities like cooking, cleaning, yard work, all in an effort to see if they have what it takes to be a good husband or wife.

Casting: The casting producers will come to your homes to interview you. This process will take approximately an hour and will involve an on-camera casting session.

Time Frame: If you’re approved for the show, taping will take place in your homes for 5-days (everything is pre-planned). The producers will do everything they can to work around your schedules. Ten episodes will be shot in total. Four have already been cast, so act now if interested!

Compensation: Couples will be paid $5,000 for their participation.

Interested couples from the NYC area can contact Pamela Hartman by e-mail at or by phone at 631.241.1560.

Are You Afraid of Your Future Mother-In-Law?

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010


Does the word “mother-in-law” send shivers down your spine?

Do you feel like she’s a snake in the grass waiting to catch you slipping up?

If you answered yes to the questions above, don’t worry; it’s very common for grooms to fear the mother of the bride. These fears probably revolve around the assumption that since you’re “stealing” her daughter away, mom is going to be out to get you. The truth is that she’s not “out to get you,” but rather she’s watching closely to make sure that you’re going to be a great husband and treat her daughter the way she deserves to be treated…

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Her Dad Becomes Your Dad: Don’t Make Assumptions

Monday, May 31st, 2010


Father’s Day is approaching and it seems like as good a time as any to give some thought to the new guy in your life, her dad. Pop culture would have you believe that all Fathers of the Bride see you as a potential threat, or are looking for you to take care of their little girl.

Obviously, this isn’t true. At this point in your life you’ve probably met guys who like sports and those who don’t. You know guys who know how to fix a car, and those who can’t drive, guys who can build things, and those who have the plumber on speed dial. The point is that guys are guys, and there’s no reason to believe your future father-in-law will fit a stereotype any more than you do.

Relax, take some time to get to know this guy as a person. After all, you’ll be spending a lot of time together, for a long time!

In addition to serving as OneWed’s VP of Marketing, Jennifer Napier is a guest contributor to the GroomsAdvice blog offering a little local flavor for the grooms. You can connect with Jennifer on Google+ and Twitter.

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