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Parents, Father of the Bride

The bride’s father, depending on arrangements, finances and hosts the wedding. He wears apparel which coordinates with the groom and male attendants and escorts the bride in the processional sometimes accompanied by the bride’s mother. He participates in the reception line and sits in a place of honor at the reception. The father of the bride proposes a toast to the bride and groom and dances with the bride after the couple’s first dance. He typically delivers final payments to caterers, musicians and others, as arranged, at the end of the reception and is generally the last to leave. A list of Typical Duties of the Father of the Bride may be found here.


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