Post # 1
I need opinions! I’ll just cut to the chase. Fiance’s dad is paying for the catering at the ceremony so he thinks his dad should say the blessing over the food. My dad is making a bigger financial contribution to the wedding and he is a huge spiritual leader in my family and I want him to feel honored too. I was thinking that maybe my dad could pray over my fiance and my marriage during the ceremony but I am having a hard time visualizing it. Do y’all think it would be odd to have him pray, maybe after he “gives me away”? Can you think of a better way that I could honor him? Maybe a prayer would fit in better somewhere else? I am Baptist so there are’t any special traditions that need to be observed. Anything goes.
I know not everyone is religious but I really need opinions!
Post # 2
Is your dad walking you down the aisle, or doing a father-daughter dance, or doing a father-of-the-bride speech? Traditionally those are three very prominent roles for the father of the bride, and the father of the groom doesn’t have any comparable role. (The reason of course being that traditionally the bride’s father paid). So if your father is doing any or all of them (and his father isn’t), I think it’s fair enough that your fiance’s father does the prayer, because he doesn’t have any other role.
That said, I think it would also be fine if either father said a prayer during the ceremony.
Post # 3
Could one not do a blessing over the meal and the other over the dessert or something… Couldn’t they do a blessing together over the food
Post # 4
Maybe your dad could say a blessing before the cake cutting? Or over the rings before the exchange of rings?