Happy Father’s Day!

In honor of our lovely Patch dads, we’re blogging on a Sunday! Father’s day is a great reminder to thank our dads for everything they do for us. But, father’s day happens once a year… the wedding of their child is a rare event! So here are a few ways to include them in your wedding (besides just letting them pay for it!)

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Kissing Pic

Walking down the aisle with your dad is extremely significant as your dad is preparing to give you away to your new husband. Make sure your photographer captures this special moment! 

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Aisle Brides

The father-daughter dance can be super nostalgic, a lot of fun, adorably sweet–or maybe a little bit of all three! Even if it is a little out there, pick a song that means something to you and your dad. How special would it be to surprise him with a favorite song from when you were growing up?

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Dance

If you and your dad have your own tradition, that’s fun too! Check out this dad and daughter who played catch at the reception! 

Some dad’s want to give a speech! Let them. You’ll cherish his words forever–whether they are sweet or silly.

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Dad Speech

Featuring the groom’s dad is important too! It is a big day for him as well. Also, showcase the father of the bride and the groom’s friendship, or the two fathers of the happy couple’s friendship. This is a great way of showing that your marriage is also a merging of two families. 

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Dad Groom Collage

A bride needs her something blue! This crafty bride sewed a heart-shaped piece of her father’s shirt into her gown. This is a nice reminder that your dad will always have a place in your heart. This can also be said by sewing a heart onto his tie as well.

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Shirt Heart

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Tie

If you lost your father before your wedding, there are still special ways to honor him. Wearing/carrying a memento of his, leaving a flower on an empty seat for him, lighting a candle for him, or toasting to him at the reception are all ways to respect your dads memory and have a piece of him at your wedding. 

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Dog Tag Bouquet

No matter how you do it, just make sure your dad feels included. He’ll love it! 

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Cute

Don’t forget to tell your dad you love them today! We’d love to hear your favorite stories about your dad from your wedding. Share them with us on Facebook, and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram/Pinterest

-Jessica