(Closed) How to Get Dad Involved

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had my dad help alot with coordinating transporting tables/chairs/ really high decorations/paying. 😛

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Are you DIYing a lot? Stuff that involves power tools might perk up his interest!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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.

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