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Thoughtful Ways to Include Father(s) in Your Wedding

Weddings are a celebration of love and unity, not just between the couple, but also their families. With Father's Day just around the corner, it's natural to start thinking about how you can include your father-figure in your wedding. As a Calgary wedding planner, I've seen dads participate in weddings in many different ways, and including your father, step-father, or your spouse's father in the wedding is a beautiful way to honour these important relationships.

Keep reading for some thoughtful ways to make these figures feel special on your big day, whether you're a bride or a groom!

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One of the Groomsmen: Have your dad or father-in-law get ready with the groom & groomsmen on the wedding day. It'll truly make them feel a part of the festivities, and he'll be in more photos.

Reception Speech: It's usually a tradition to have both fathers give a speech during the reception, which is a nice touch, especially if they helped with wedding funds.

✔ First Look: Father / daughter first looks are becoming increasingly popular ... and it's such a touching way for the bride's dad to see her for the first time!

First Dance: Another wedding tradition to help you create a special memory with your dad or step-father. But if you want to be a little more unique, consider a choreographed dance or fun song choices!

Special Gift: A personalized gift to your father, step-father, or father-in-law is a wonderful way to show your appreciation. Anything from engraved cufflinks to a bottle of his favourite wine is always a nice touch!

VIP Boutonniere: Work with your florist to create a unique boutonniere that he'll wear proudly and that designates him a wedding VIP.

✔ Honouring Their Memory. Consider setting up a memorial table or a special display with photos, candles, or meaningful mementos. You could also incorporate a moment of silence or dedicate a song during the ceremony or reception.

Whether you're seeking advice, inspiration, planning support (or all three!), reach out to MORE Events Co today to help you plan a fun, memorable and stress-free celebration. And as always ... happy planning!

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