(Closed) Help – How do I thank my dad without sounding insincere?

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 3
46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thank him for what he has actually done for you, taught you or given you for the wedding.

Think of any positive memories and build from there. If you have to,thank him for being your Dad, walking you down the aisle and contributing to the wedding.

As you said, you don’t want to be insincere.

Post # 4
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thank you’s don’t have to be come an itemised list, but if you want to single your mom out for helping the most, mention her last.

“thank you so much Sally, John, Bill, Dad, and especially Mom for all your help and support over the last few months”

Post # 5
123 posts
Blushing bee

Like MissNoodles said, thank yous don’t have to be itemized so you can simply say “Thank you dad for being a part of such a special day”.

I’m not very close to my dad but my mom and I are really close and she helped me so much in preparing for the wedding.  To show my love and appreciation, instead of doing a bouquet toss (I’m not really a bouquet toss kind of gal) I said a few words (along the lines of “thank you for making me into the woman I am today, thank you for loving me even when I didn’t deserve it, you’re the best mom a girl could have, I love you”) and gave her the toss bouquet.  It meant THE WORLD to her which made me really happy.  She kept the bouquet and is drying it to keep it because it all meant so much.  🙂

Post # 6
16 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

“Thank you for helping me become who I am today” Sounds incredibly givng but we all learn from mistakes too.


Without unpleasant experiences then I wouldn’t know what pleasant ones were like. Without learning what not to be like from your father, you wouldn’t know what you WANTED to be like. You can thank him for helping you become yourself, it is not a lie and it is not mean sounding. He will take it nicely I’m sure and it isn’t a fasle statement. 

Post # 7
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AngelMR2:  oh you said exactly what I had in mind. Better advice couldn’t be given. 

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