Posted September 9, 2010 9:24 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2010 7:15 a.m. EDT
What’s your favorite and funniest wedding story? Please share.
Also, what advice would you give to the father of the bride? I’m a FOB rookie.
This weekend my daughter Lauren will marry Luke Wolf in Cary. I couldn’t be happier about the wedding. Luke is a fine young man with a bright future. Cindy and I love his family. It’s going to be a great weekend. I’ve attached a picture of Lauren and Luke taken by Raleigh photographer Curtis Brown.
I am still struggling with what I am going to say as a toast to the couple. I write speeches all the time but this one is really special. I want to say just the right thing.
I mentioned the wedding on Facebook and received a gush of greetings and advice.
Here are some of my favorite tips so far:
From my dear friend Ira David Wood: "Now, sit down in front of your TV and put on FATHER OF THE BRIDE ... just for kicks."
From Christie Shook: "Tell them to keep their legs slightly bent. If they keep them straight, they are liable to pass out. Especially if a lot of prayers are involved."
And from Thomas Fenske: "Shoes. Where are the shoes!!!!!! Sweet couple ... good luck to them!"
Thomas, thank you! I'd forgotten all about buying those special shiny shoes I will need. Thanks for reminding me to get a pair today!