The Man Registry: Father of the Groom Wedding Planning Guide

Posted by Azure on January 20th, 2010
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Here’s a quick guide on what the F-O-G is expected to help out with throughout the wedding planning process:

Right after she says “yes” • Review what the groom’s family pays for. Although wedding traditions are always changing, this is a good starting point for planning. * If this list gives you an uneasy feeling, just be thankful you don’t have to pay for a wedding dress! • Share some wedding advice with your son. This is a great time to share any wedding traditions that have been passed down in the family. • Start thinking about rehearsal dinner sites. No matter if you’re helping pay for the wedding or not, the bride and groom will appreciate your input. The month and days before the wedding • Arrange plans for a rehearsal dinner caterer and venue. If helping pay– put down payments down for both. • Assist with or offer input on the groom’s cake, honeymoon planning, wedding day transportation, and choosing of groomsmen gifts. • Attend the bachelor party (and see if you can’t keep up with the boys). • Attend any couples or groom wedding showers. • Get fitted for the tux 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Pick up your tux on the day of the rehearsal. Rehearsal day • Help make final phone calls to the caterer to make sure all plans are finalized and running on schedule. • Attend the rehearsal and memorize your schedule for the wedding day. • Serve as MC of the rehearsal dinner. This includes welcoming everyone and giving a toast to the bride and groom. The wedding day • Spend some one-on-one time with your son on the morning of the wedding. Of course we can’t tell you how exactly to spend this time, but some obvious ideas are a round of golf, a fishing excursion or a breakfast with just the two of you. • Help out-of-town relatives with directions. • Enjoy the ceremony and reception (try not to cry). • Dance with the bride!
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