For every dad, the day of his daughter’s wedding is a bittersweet day. Nervousness, joy, love and a little sadness are likely feelings that any Father of the Bride will have come the big day. Just imagine, you were once that little baby he held in his arm, and now he’s walking you down to aisle to ‘give you away’.
My dad means the world to me, and I know that our upcoming wedding means a lot to him. I have therefore been hunting the interweb, for ways to surprise him on ‘our’ special day and thought I would share some ideas with you…
Father of the Bride Pre-wedding Gifts
I love the idea of surprising dad on the morning of the wedding with some little gifts. Things that he can use on the wedding day, that will carry a lot of meaning and also, that will make lovely keepsakes.
In my search, I came across plenty of fab ideas, but these below really struck a cord with me. Such simple and cost effective ideas, yet thoughtful and so very meaningful.
A personal note to Dad
I like the idea of leaving a handwritten letter, photograph or card for my dad to open on the morning of the wedding. Priceless sentiments are the ones that they’ll treasure the most, right? A note to let him know how thankful I am to him and a reminder that I will forever be his little girl.
Father of the Bride ‘First Look’ photos
One of the first requests that I had for our photographer, was to capture my dad’s face when he see’s me for the first time in my dress. I am so excited about that very moment and it is one that I will cherish forever.
Dad’s Taxi – Getting to the venue
Why change the habit of a lifetime? 🙂 Why not let dad taxi you to the wedding, in his dream car? You can hire vehicles for the weekend and this might just earn you, ‘the daughter of the year’ award.
If that idea doesn’t quite fill you with confidence (especially on the morning of your wedding), then perhaps a chauffeur driven dream car might be more appropriate. Go on, spoil him!
Walking down the aisle
Walking down the aisle is probably the most important part a dad will play at his daughters wedding. A wedding aisle runner, or sign dedicated to dad, is guaranteed to have him fighting back tears.
Father / Daughter Dance
I don’t plan on telling my dad about this, but I fully intend on surprising him with a Father / Daughter dance at the Reception. I think it will mean a lot to him. Finding a song however, is proving somewhat difficult at the moment.
I would love to hear any ideas that you have? Or perhaps, what you did to surprise your dad on your wedding day?
It’s important to me that I get this 100% right and I only have 59 days to go!
Thanks – Lisa x