Acknowledging the Groom's Father

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I think he mum and step dad will be thanked and recognised at the rehearsal dinner by you or whoever is making a speech. 

Your dad could always say something like “Now I hope you are all having fun and make sure you drink up because (FI’s dad) is paying hahaha”. Or if that wouldn’t go down well in your crowd a simple, “On behalf of (you and FI) my wife and I would like to thank (FI’s dad) for helping us throw this fantastic celebration. And I hope everyone enjoyed the wonderful rehearsal dinner last night graciously hosted by (step dad and mother)”. you don’t have to go into too much detail about who payed for what, just a thank you will do just fine. 

Are you giving presents to your parents? That is also a nice way to recognise them. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I find it a little weird to bring up who paid for what at the reception.  How about letting each parent say a few words?

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

“On behalf of myself and Sullybear’s Mom, Alice; Mr Sullybear’s Mom Betty and her husband Charlie; and Mr Sullybear’s Dad Dave, thank you for coming and we hope you have a very pleasant evening”

It’s clunky, but family is clunky!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  SarahLulu.
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