Grooms. Men. Gifts.
Free Shipping Over $149!

Groom 101

Father of the Groom Checklist and Duties

Seeing your son get married is one of the proudest moments in a parent’s life. It’s quite an accomplishment to raise a child from a young boy to a grown man who’s now ready to take his wedding vows. When it comes to the big day, details can become overwhelming. But rest assured – you’ve come to the right place. Here’s a quick reminder of the most typical responsibilities of the father of the groom.

FOR STARTERS

  • Review the financial responsibilities of the groom and your family. If you’ll be financially assisting the groom, you will need to familiarize yourself with this list.)
  • Plan the rehearsal dinner.
  • Share any tips or advice you learned through your marriage with your son.

PRE-WEDDING & REHEARSAL

  • Attend the bachelor party (or at least the parts that are suitable for the fathers).
  • Get fitted for your wedding attire suit or tuxedo (usually a tuxedo or suit).
  • Attend any engagement parties or appropriate couples showers.
  • Pick up your wedding attire one or two days before the wedding.

THE REHEARSAL & REHEARSAL DINNER

  • Attend the wedding rehearsal to receive detailed instructions about your duties for the following day.
  • Receive instructions for photos you’ll be in that will be taken on the wedding day.
  • Offer a prayer or welcoming comment to all of the guests at the rehearsal dinner

THE WEDDING DAY

  • Share some time with your son on the wedding morning.
  • If the wedding party is getting dressed at a central location, make sure to arrive there on time.
  • Enjoy the ceremony! (And try not to shed too many tears.)
  • Share a dance with your new daughter-in-law at the reception.

Father of the Groom Checklist (PDF)

Enjoy the day! Congratulations!

  Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Welcome to The Man Registry!

Since 2008, we’ve been the go-to site for personalized, unique groomsmen gifts and wedding tips for men. We’re also proud to be the original groom’s gift registry.

  • bowtieThousands of Unique Groomsman Gifts

  • bowtiePersonalization Is Always Free

  • bowtieFree Ground Shipping On Orders Over $149