Wedding organisation has traditionally been the domain of women – mothers, sisters and aunties are often falling over themselves to help.
What about Dad? It’s not always easy to know how to involve your father. If your parents have divorced it can be particularly hard for Dads to know how to help.
So, how do you get dad involved?
What Are His Strengths?
Asking your Dad to arrange the flowers or keep an eye on the finances might be perfect for him – but if you ask him to do something that he’s not confident about then it can just create a lot of extra stress. Have a think about what his strengths are, and offer him a few different ways to help.
Can He Help With Planning?
If your dad is good at keeping track of money you could and ask him to get some quotes from vendors for you. Maybe he could keep a spreadsheet of the wedding finances to help you stay on track.
Bring your Dad to look at possible wedding venues with you – there are so many wedding venues in Sydney and another pair of eyes can be very useful. He will feel that you value his advice. Get started by sitting down together and looking at venue websites. Waterfront Functions has a photo gallery of our rooms, details of our packages and various suppliers on our website.
Apart from the usual task of giving the bride away, you might be able to involve him more in the ceremony. Ask him if there is a favourite hymn or song that he can recommend for the ceremony. Could he do a reading or recite a poem?
Your Dad will probably be giving a speech at your wedding reception. You could also plan to have a father/ daughter dance. Maybe your father would like to choose some music for the reception if you trust him enough not to choose back-to-back Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper and ACDC!
No matter what their musical taste is, here at Waterfront Functions we’re always glad to welcome Dads. We’re sure you and your Dad will agree that we are one of the best wedding venues in Sydney!