To begin with, you worry about her meeting the wrong kind of man. A few short years later, you worry about her meeting the right kind of man. And now she has A...This is a time of incredibly mixed emotions. You want what's best for your daughter. You want to see her settled down with her Mr Right. But deep down you know your life will never be quite the same again.
Maybe you're delighted, or maybe you're not quite so sure. Whatever your feelings, it's almost certain your little girl is going to get hitched. What is important now is how well you handle the situation, both emotionally and practically, and how you get the wedding speech just right.The Complete Father of the Bride is packed with valuable tips and advice about: conveying just the right messages to your daughter and her husband-to-be; understanding what is traditionally expected of you; establishing a good relationship with your future in-laws; getting best value for your hard-earned cash; keeping everyone calm and defusing any pre-wedding tensions and conflicts; making a memorable speech; and, ensuring everyone has a great time! AUTHOR BIOG: John Bowden is a lecturer in communication skills. He has written several books on weddings and speech making and has appeared on BBC radio and television as an expert in these subjects. John lives in Somerset with his wife Paula. CONTENTS: Preface Part 1 - Early days 1 She's engaged! 2 Your Future son-in-law Part 2 - Getting organised 3 What is expected of you? 4 Family matters 5 Money saving strategies 6 Offering useful advice 7 Preparing your speech Part 3 - Four parties & a wedding 8 Pre-wedding celebrations 9 Ceremonial duties 10 Reception responsibilites 11 The future Resources Index
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