Dad Sword never wears a suit. Never. His dressy look includes black jeans and a button-up shirt. He hates the feel of ties around his neck and if he could he’d spend the rest of his days sitting on the couch with his laptop, watching a sports game on TV, or camping in the great outdoors.
BUT Dad Sword has a wedding to attend next March (an important one), and then he has ANOTHER wedding to attend next June (equally important). With two daughters engaged it seemed like the perfect time for Dad Sword to purchase a suit. Mom Sword thought so too, and on our second wedding planning trip to Minnesota we took an evening to go to Kohl’s (PS I love Kohl’s) to look at suits. We found him a jacket, the matching pants, and a belt, and with my Mom Sword’s coupons and the additional percentage off for using the Kohl’s card, it was A STEAL. I think we ended up buying the second outfit he tried on, hence the 10 minute shopping time.
Outwardly Dad Sword grumbled but secretly he was happy as a clam. Both of my parents are beyond excited for both sets of upcoming nuptials and it was great to see him step out of his comfort zone a bit. The one thing Dad Sword said (after asking that it be a quick shopping trip), was to wonder whether or not he could pull off a pinstripe suit.
What is this? A request? An opinion? We were not expecting this, but we were excited that he had put in some thought into it and went in search of a nice looking pinstripe suit. While my wedding is on the semi-formal sides of things, Sister/MOH Big Eyes’ wedding is more on the more dressy casual end of the spectrum, but in the end we both wanted Dad Sword in a suit at our weddings and the man wasn’t going to buy two (obviously), so he’ll be wearing the same suit at both of our weddings. No.big.deal. Maybe he’ll even get a third time out of it if it still fits it by the time our little brother aka “The Glue” gets married.
After we found one we all liked, I decided I had to see how we’d look together walking down the aisle. I’m going to be keeping entirely with tradition and have Dad Sword walk me down the aisle on the day of my wedding. People have asked if Mom Sword will be joining us, but I’ve said no, it’s just for me and him. It’s something I’ve been excited to do with Dad Sword since I was little and I get to do plenty of special things with Mom Sword. Plus I don’t want to be crowded walking down the aisle in my dress, plus I’m a big klutz and the more feet nearby the more likely I am to trip, and PLUS I don’t need any reasoning behind my decision!
Sometimes I feel like it’s becoming too “conservative” and/or “boring” to have just one person walk you down the aisle, let alone to have it be your father when so many brides are thinking outside the box by having their brothers, their moms, or even themselves do the honors! And hey, more power to them. Everyone should do what is special to them. I am incredibly blessed to have a great relationship with my father and when I walk down the aisle on my wedding day, there’s only one person’s arm I want to be on.
OK wait, NEVER MIND, can I get a sub?? Anyone? Oh well, I guess I’m stuck with him. 🙂
Finally we had to see it all come together with the pants.
(all photos personal)
Does anyone else have a Dad who prefers sports and the outdoors to fine and fancy things? Who is walking YOU down the aisle?