13 Ways And Tricks A Father Can Apply To Plan A Dream Wedding For Her Daughter

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13 Ways And Tricks A Father Can Apply To Plan A Dream Wedding For Her Daughter

Being the father of the bride implies that you are a one man army. From making sure that all the arrangements are prim and proper to managing the guests, from seeing that there is enough cash for all the shopping to making sure that the guest accommodations are arranged for; you are accountable for every single detail. So, how do you manage it all and at the same time, keep your cool? How do you ensure that everything goes the way you imagined?

Well, you have to read on to know exactly what to do and how to do it. So, here are tips to be daddy cool!

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#1. Have a pre-decided budget

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Know exactly how much you want to spend for the wedding. Write down all the big and small expenditures that you foresee. Look for budget-cutting options wherever you can without compromising on the quality. If you know what you are in for, little unexpected ups in the budget will not really bother you much.

#2. No, you do not own all the problems in the world

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Do not ever try to show others in your family that you are under a lot of pressure, or you are the most important person in the wedding without whom no work can be done. Take it easy, relax and be calm. If there are problems, look for solutions with your family. Unnecessarily burdening your mind with worries will not benefit you in any way.

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#3. Offer help wherever possible

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Be a nice, reliable daddy. Tell your daughter and your would-be son-in-law that you are always there for them, come what may. Ask your wife if she needs a hand in any area concerning the wedding. Be generous, and always keep your helping foot forward.

#4. Write down your wedding speech well in advance

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Though a relatively new and western concept, wedding speeches by the father of the bride, the bridesmaids and the best man are becoming very popular these days in Indian weddings too. So, surprise your daughter with a heartfelt speech for her on the most important day of her life.

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#5. Keep a control over your drinking

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Yes it is a happy occasion, as it is your princess’s wedding. But, that does not give you the liberty to over-drink and lose your conscious. When you are under the effect of alcohol, your ability to think straight and wise goes a bit haywire. So have a few drinks, but know when to keep your glass down. You do not want to create any unnecessary scenes or episodes that you will regret later, right?

#6. Learn the tricks of crisis management

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It is a wedding, and so it is obvious that a lot of problems will be thrown your way. Do not panic! If you lose your cool, your family too will get worried. There are always solutions to problems. Ask your friends for help and suggestions, go on the internet, read up and whatever be the case, handle the situation with a cool and calm mind.

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#7. There is no harm in asking for help

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You are eliminating your own worries by doing so. You will also realise that by delegating duties amongst your family members according to each one’s expertise, the work will be done faster and better. You do not need to take all the responsibilities on your shoulders. Let others in the family too enjoy some of it.

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#8. Take some dance lessons yourself

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For the sangeet night, prepare a small gig along with your wife, your brothers or friends. Why should the youngsters grab all the attention on the dance floor alone, right? And while you are at it, you might want to consider learning a few steps for the father-daughter dance and pleasantly surprise your little princess.

#9. Cut your coat according to your cloth

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Do not show off or go overboard. Restrict yourself within the pre-decided budget for the wedding. You might want to think that it is your daughter’s wedding and so it is alright to do so, but paying off the bills later might put you in a tight spot.

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#10. You do not owe anyone anything- so just be yourself

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Yes, you are the father of the bride and the main organiser of the wedding, but that does not mean that you need to come under any pressure or face any humiliation from the groom’s side. You both are equals and so you need to keep your ideals, morals and dignity intact.

#11. Have your wedding outfit ready in time

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Because amidst all the wedding preparations, you might not find time to do that and leave it for the last moment! What if at the last moment, you are unable to find something that you like? The trick here is to chalk out as many things from your ‘to-do list’ as possible. Thus, wedding outfit- check!

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#12. Do not lose your cool

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Again, you do not want to embarrass yourself or your daughter by doing something in the heat of the moment. You are above all that and you do not want to ruin your daughter’s dream wedding. Keep calm and take a chill pill daddy dearest!

#13. It is your daughter’s wedding, have a blast!

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And in the end, you know that you did whatever was in your reach and limits. You gave it your best shot and organised one heck of an event. Now when the D-Day has arrived, just relax, be happy for your daughter and enjoy the festivities. This day is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you as well as your daughter, make it count!

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So, now that you have all the tips and tricks, go and give your daughter the best wedding she could have ever imagined. After all, isn’t this day the one you planned for and thought about, since the day your daughter was born. So, follow these tips and make it a memorable experience for everyone who is a part of it.

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