Post # 1
Lets just say that my Dad has never been a very outwardly emotional kinda guy. He’s more of a “wears wrangler jeans, boots, camo, carries a gun and a dead little furry animal” kinda guy. Imagine a lumber jack, and that is my Dad.
Here is our conversation:
Me: Dad! Look! (Showing him a picture of me in my wedding dress)
Dad: It’s a dress.
Me: Yes, Dad. I know it’s a dress. Do you want to say anything else about it?
Dad: Nope, it’s a dress.
Me: Thanks Dad!
*Laughs* Does anybody else have a Dad like this? He seriously cracks me up sometimes.
Post # 3
Methinks it will be more than “just a dress” to him when you are wearing it on your wedding day.
Post # 4
That made me giggle because I completely understand! My Dad is also unemotional and not very conversational either. I don’t think he told me that I looked lovely on my wedding day, just that he was shocked that I didn’t know how to dance (during father-daughter dance). How’s that for laughs (or tears)?!?!
Post # 5
My daddy told me that he didn’t want to see it. He said he just wants to know how much it costs. LOL I think he is afraid that he will get emotional if he sees it.
Post # 6
Yeah, I think there are a lot of dads that are like that, lol.
Post # 7
That sounds like my dad. When I tried on my dress to show him, he wouldn’t even look at me. He glanced for maybe a half a second and said “oh”. My mom and I laughed because ww knew exactly what he was doing…when we came back in after changing from my dress, we saw my dad crying as he walked outside. He pulled the same stunt on my wedding day. My mom yelled at him, “Would you just look at her please?” when he first saw me. He said back, “I can’t! I will start crying!”. Then we all cried together.
Post # 8
I showed my Dad pictures of the ones I’m considering and his reponse was “you look good in them. better than I would.”
Post # 9
my dad has changed so much as all (5) of the kids have gotten older he def would have said something like that a few years ago, but he actually went dress shopping with my mom and I. He didnt get over emotional or anything, and i think he thinks they all look the same but i know i will see some tears from him on my wedding day.
Post # 10
I didnt show my dad pics of it because I already know he wont have a big reaction till he actually sees me wearing it
Post # 11
Oh yea! My dad is like the least emotional person on the planet though I guarantee he cries like a baby when he’s walking me down the isle.
In regards to the lumberjack comment, my parents were going to a wedding last year and my mom was stressing over what to dress my dad in (he’s a farmer so he’s generally always covered in dirt). So I’m on the phone with her and we’re discussing what they’re going to wear and I hear my dad yell “It’s a black tie affair”. My mom goes “It’s not black tie. I’m just making him wear a shirt with buttons!”. I am personally picking out my fathers outfit for our wedding!
Post # 12
@UpstateCait: I’ve never personally seen my father dressed up (for the exception of my Grandfather’s funeral). The most I’ve seen him dressed up was in his own wedding photos with my Mom.
I kinda feel bad about making him dress up so much (since I know it isn’t his style), but I know he wouldn’t have it any other way.
Post # 13
Wait until you try it on for him 🙂 We showed my dad a pic of my dress in a magazine and he was like “pretty.”
Then I tried it on for him when it came in and he looked at me and said “that’s it, you’re not getting married” while getting slightly misty lol.
Post # 14
I know that my Dad loves me and he does tell me that. Like most Dad’s he doesn’t come out and make complimennts easily or often. My Dad saw me in my dress before alterations at about a month before the wedding. He said it “looked nice”. Haha When we were in the church right before walking down the aisle, he looked at me tearing up and said “you look beautiful”. My Dad loves me and I love him. I know I was his beautiful little girl! =)
Post # 15
My dad is a big, tough, one-hundred-one-arm-push-ups-per-arm-a-day kind of guy. He’s very intimidating. I made him come see my dress, and softened him up by making him confirm our father-daughter dance song. He “had something in his eyes” the whole time after that. :p Too sweet. 🙂
Post # 16
I tried on my dress for my dad. He says, “That’s good. Don’t gain any more weight.”. haha! It’s because he’s tailor and if I gain more weight, that’s hours of work for him to take out the dress.