Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Father of the Bride - A Reflection for this Father’s Day

There is no one as special to a bride on her wedding day as her father. And although he would  have been involved with the events leading up to this special day, the actual wedding day is the crowning moment for both bride and father of the bride.

On her wedding day, I am sure that the bride is experiencing a range of emotions but these are quickly steadied by the reassuring presence of her father as he performs his role of being her  confident and close companion on her travel to the wedding ceremony and accompanying her down the aisle as father giver.

And for the father of the bride, he gets the opportunity to see his little girl grow up into the beautiful lady that he is now so very proud off but must now give to another as she starts her own journey of being for her husband what her mother has been for him - a rock and pillar of strength.

There is no question that as the Father of the bride is proud of his little girl that has now grown into a beautiful young lady. The bride on this her wedding day is equally as proud as she spent  very intimate moments with the man who was there through the years with compassion, understanding, support  and love that has now made this day possible.

While the role that the father of the bride performs may varies from wedding to wedding, his role and responsibility in the life of his daughter is unquestionably to prepare her for her wedding day. To be apart of her life - the ups and downs, the teaching, disciplining, the dance lessons and bedtime stories.

It is not just writing the cheques for the wedding and showing up to walk her down the aisle. It is about  being there and being willing to set a good example in raising a child that would be proud of you for teaching her what a real man should be.  A man who has been to her mother what she wishes her husband to be to her.

So fathers as we celebrate this Father’s Day, let it not be just the commercialized event it has become with more than 9.8 billion dollars being spent annually on gifts. But focus on what you can contribute to the world by being the father your daughter deserve to share her wedding day - and with fond memories and gratitude during her father-daughter dance with you at her reception.

It is not easy being a good father of the bride, but then again it is not easy being a good father. The good news is that you now have the opportunity to be the best father you possibly can!.

Glenn S. Ferguson is your Bahamas Wedding Planner & Bahamas Wedding Officiant at Wedding Bahamas Style - Helping You To Create Your Memorable Bahamas Wedding. Just email any question you may have to or

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