If your daughter is getting married, you might think your involvement ends with finding the perfect outfit to compliment her chosen colors. You’d be wrong! There’s so many ways to be a part of your daughters wedding– it’s a great opportunity to bond and spend time together before your daughter begins a new chapter in her life. We’re talking about a couple things you might want to keep in mind below.
Other than the cost of the wedding, there’s a huge amount of organization and planning that is required to pull off a major event. While hiring a professional planner is always a great idea, it’s still important to be organized and involved yourself. This is a great opportunity for you to help out! Offer to look over contracts, help keep paperwork organized or mail those documents that your daughter just hasn’t gotten to yet. Completing little tasks can often be a huge help when things get overwhelming.
Helping your daughter choose a venue is another fun task to do together. Chances are you’ve been to a few weddings over the years. You probably have a list of things that you loved and loathed about each one. Put that feedback to work! The venue needs to be right for your daughter and her husband-to-be. Providing insight she may not have thought of, as well as unique perspective, can be invaluable in making big decisions! Sometimes even just reassuring your daughter that she’s making a beautiful choice is all she needs to hear.
Traditionally, the brides family pays for the majority of the wedding. However, these days it really depends on the couple and their families and what they’re comfortable with. If you’re able, financial help can be a huge gift for a couple planning a wedding. If you’re not able to pay for the entire wedding, consider offering to pay for one vendor, such as the catering or bar bill, or contributing what you can. Offering to throw your daughter a bridal shower, or help do so, is another way to contribute financially if you’re able that can be much appreciated.
Ultimately, there’s lots of ways to be involved in different capacities in your daughters wedding. From helping choose wedding colors, to staying organized, to providing advice, it’s important to remember that any support you can offer your daughter, whatever form that takes, will help make the planning process that much more special for her!