Post # 1
I’m about 10 months out from my wedding, which is in August 2011. My fiance and I have been doing most of the planning ourselves, and recently my dad indicated that he felt left out of the process and would like to become more involved. My parents are divorced, so he has been separated from a lot of the nitty gritties, and now I don’t know how to get him involved or what projects to give him! He’s your typical southern guy too, so is not going to be terribly interested in the linens or flowers.
How have you guys been involving your dads?
Post # 3
We asked my Dad to do a reading at the ceremony and say a prayer before dinner at the reception. I asked that he pick out whatever reading he wanted – I truly had no say. For him, that was a good level of involvement; he wasn’t interested in linens or flowers either, but he spent a lot of time picking out a reading that was special to him and that he felt fit “us” as a couple.
Post # 4
I had my dad help alot with coordinating transporting tables/chairs/ really high decorations/paying. 😛
Post # 5
Are you DIYing a lot? Stuff that involves power tools might perk up his interest!
Post # 6
Does he like music? Maybe he can help with that? Or find transportation for you and your FH? Food ideas for Reception Dinner? IDK, I think I’ve exhausted all the stereotypical guy stuff–music, cars, food.
Post # 7
My dad expressed the same feelings. I had him look through old pictures of me and help me put together our guestbook (photo album thing). I also had him find pictures of grandparents that have passed away. He seemed to enjoy looking through those old pictures.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the great suggestions!
@hisbunny, he is already paying so I think that may be part of the problem 🙂
@KaitlinHudson, you’re right about the power tools. I think I’ll come up with some stuff he can construct. Perhaps a box to house our escort flowers or something.
Post # 9
@Erikaleee: Or your cardbox at the reception? If you’re doing a wine box he could do that as well. Also think about a PVC photobooth, possibilities are endless.