Your dad freakin’ loves you, spend some time alone with him.
The age old question with weddings is - should you have a first look with your partner? I will always say that you probably should. But today, I’m going to talk about a different first look right now. As a bride, it’s probably a good idea to see your father first before anyone else. So you all know, I am not an expert on being a father. However I do spend a lot of time with fathers, and every other weekend during the summer I watch a man give his daughter away to start a new chapter of her life. If I know that we are planning a first look with dad, I always take a few minutes to talk to him before he see’s his daughter. I ask questions about his relationship with her. I want to know what some of his favorite memories with her are. I do this because I want to hear him tell triumphant stories of his daughter. I want to hear the moments he was the most proud of her. I’m getting chills thinking about some of them right now.
“taking her home from the hospital…. It was just…. there are no words to describe how I felt then”
“After she accomplished (this or that)…. I’ve never been more proud of her than in that moment”
“seeing her resilience after (some hardship), and how she overcame things…. I was so proud”
Ladies, your parents are SO PROUD of you. I have a friend who has two twin boys, and recently had a daughter. I watched their birth video and was in tears because of the emotion he showed. After talking to him he told me “that there is nothing that compares to having a daughter.” He said this after having a daughter for only a week!! I remember seeing his eyes well up after telling me that.
Women, I know you understand just how special you are to your father. Having a moment with them alone will mean the absolute world to them.