16 of the Loveliest Ideas for the Father of the Bride

Planning & Advice

Your wedding is a really special day for your mum and dad so today we’re taking a look at a few little ideas for the other important man in your life – your pops! If you’re looking to make sure dad gets a look in on the Big Day, there are some lovely little gestures and Father of the Bride gifts out there that he’ll love. On the pressie front, make sure he remembers the day with gorgeous keepsake cuff links or a card filled with the loveliest sentiments. Or if you’re looking to make sure he feels the love, capture the moment your dad gets a glimpse of you in your gúna with a first look, have a special place card for him and save a dance for him later on.

The wedding day can be tinged with sadness for those whose dads aren’t still with us but that doesn’t mean you can’t involve them in some small way. We’ve included some beautiful ways to honour any dads that are there in spirit such as a beautiful candle lighting in his honour or an empty seat dedicated just to him. Check out some more lovely touches below…

The Sweetest Gifts…

A Hankie for his Happy Tears

Photo by Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography via Style Me Pretty

Shop Personalised Hankies on WowWee.ie

A Framed Pic He’ll Cherish 

Photo by Jason Jarvis Photography via Hill City Bride

Shop Father of the Bride Frames on WowWee.ie

Engraved Cuff Links with the Sweetest Sentiments

Photo by Finn Mooney

A Surprise Heartfelt Message on His Tie

Photo via Sew Happy Girls on Etsy

Socks in Honour of His Special Role

Photo via Pinterest

Shop Father of the Bride/Groom Socks at Lantz Weddings

A Beautiful Card from the Heart

Photo via Wedding Cheer

On the Day…

Include Him in the Bridal Prep with a Personalised Robe

Photo from Gina & Edward’s real wedding by Brenda McGuire

Make Time for a Special First Look

Photo by Tomasz Kornas

Save a Seat Just for Him

Photo by Shea Christine Photography via Style Me Pretty

Pop a Special Place Card by His Place Setting

Photo by Shaun Menary Photography via D Weddings

Enjoy a Dance Together

Photo by Christina Lilly Photography via The Knot

For the Dads that are there in spirit…

Hang a Photo from Your Bouquet So He’s Close To You All Day

Photo via Pinterest

Light a Candle or Lantern in His Memory

Photo via Pinterest

Dedicate a Seat to Him

Photo by Caroline Joy Photography via Style Me Pretty

‘Take one in Honour of…’ – Let Guests Enjoy one of Your Dad’s Favourite Things

Photo by Twin Lens via Style Me Pretty

Include Charity Favours Close to His Heart

Photo by Schillings Photography