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Father of the Bride: Top Responsibilities

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Welcome back to the ultimate guide to being the father of the bride. We’re in the middle of a series to help dads deal with their daughters getting married. In our last post, we talked about the importance of making a money plan and budgeting, not saying “no” to everything, and why it’s okay to be emotional about your daughter getting married. Go back and read part one here.

Today we’re going to focus more on the responsibilities of the father of the bride. Here’s a list of everything you should be prepared to do for the ceremony. Do you have a ceremony planned in 2017, but still haven’t found the right Raleigh wedding catering company? Stop wasting time and call Catering by Design. You’ll love our affordable wedding menus, customer service, and attention to detail.

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The Father of the Bride’s Main Responsibilities

Financial Responsibilities – The father of the bride traditionally pays for the majority of the wedding expenses. This includes the reception and day-after wedding breakfast. However, the groom’s side of the family will likely help with the bills, including the rehearsal dinner and other expenses.

Transportation – Usually, the father of the bride is the transportation director. He ensures the wedding party’s cars are leaving and arriving on schedule. Plus, it’s his duty to make sure the bride arrives to the ceremony site with plenty of time to spare. It’s also Dad’s responsibility to make sure everyone has a safe ride home from your wedding reception. Be sure to have plenty of extra rides available, or at least a cab company on-call.

Wedding and Reception – The father of the bride should also escort his daughter down the aisle to hand her off to her groom. At the wedding reception, be sure to give a speech thanking all the guests for coming. Give a few humorous and touching stories about your daughter’s life, and welcome the new members of your family. You should also have a daddy daughter dance after everyone’s finished eating. Finally, mingle with the guests and make sure everyone’s glass is always full.

If you’re looking for tips on how to write a great father of the bride toast and speech for the reception, check out the next post in this series. For great wedding catering prices and service, keep reading to see how we can help your family.

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