Usually the center of theis the newlyweds, and this is undoubtedly true. But there are other important characters associated with traditionalceremonies. This article will focus on the role played by the father of the bride at the wedding.
Even the most modernis based on long traditions. And they, in turn, are shaped by the living conditions of our ancestors. Women at that time were under the protection of men all their lives. It was at thethat the father gave his daughter to her husband, and at the same time transferred to him the responsibility to protect her and take care of her. Until now, young people ask for “the hand of your daughter” from their parents. This phrase comes from the symbolic transmission of the girl — the father leads the bride to the altar, and then puts her hand in the groom’s hand.
Bride and father dance
A very touching moment of the celebration is the dance of the bride with her father. A small tender child has become a charming adult girl. Behind her — long years of childhood, behind him — fatherhood. But at this moment two adults are looking into each other’s eyes. Thedance of the bride and father makes it possible for both of them to feel that the time has come for a different relationship.
The moments when the bride dances with her father become the decoration of the wedding. Noisy fun subsides for a few minutes, each of those present recalls touching moments from their own lives. In order to arrange the dance of the bride with her father, a suitable song must be selected and a dance choreographed. Of the Russian-language songs, the most popular:
- “Daughter” performed by Joseph Kobzon;
- “Invite your father to a white dance” by Igor Demarin;
- “Native people” performed by Diana Gurtskaya and Iosif Kobzon.
Thechoreographer will also add touchingness to this action. With its help, the dance will become like a story with a happy ending, and, of course, will impress the guests even more and will be remembered by the participants.
Father of the bride speech at the wedding
Often, dads get very excited about having to give a speech to guests. This is a signal that you just need to prepare in advance, and then the father’s performance will become a memorable moment of thecelebration.
What theses should be based on when preparing the words of the father of the bride:
- thank those present for the honor;
- recall a touching or appropriately funny moment from the bride’s childhood;
- talk about your father’s feelings — pride, tenderness, about how fatherhood changed life or character for the better;
- talk about meeting the groom and your feelings for him — if they are positive. If not, it is better to wisely keep silent about them;
- to express to the newlyweds their paternal wishes.
It will be just wonderful if thespeech of the father of the bride contains a reference to his own experience — if the parental marriage has not broken up, and the parents maintained a sincere relationship. Unfortunately, not everyone can boast of this. In this case, you can express the hope that the children will be able to build a stronger marriage.
Despite mature years and great life experience, a daughter’scan be a difficult test for father’s courage. Significant changes in the fate of a beloved child, the need to keep the speech under the gaze of the guests — all this can add doubts about a successful performance. There are other circumstances as well. For example, a large number of toasts before the father’s speech. In any case, the speech on behalf of the father can be entrusted to the uncle or brother of the bride.
Of course, the daughter’s relationship with her father is not interrupted after she creates her own family. There are still many years ahead, family ties will still be enriched with new, small participants. Andphotos will remind you of a surprisingly sentimental and touching moment.