How About The FOG?

Authored by: Jim Emerson
July 31, 2011

All too often the Father-of-the-Groom (FOG) gets lost in the shuffle at one of the happiest times of his life – his son’s wedding. Naturally, the focus is on the Bride and Groom and the planning is well under control. But the FOG would still like to help out and be involved somehow.

Here are 10 ideas and areas where the knowledge and experience of the FOG could come in handy.

• Help the happy couple choose a venue and caterer. This is one of the biggest responsibilities and expenses for the couple and an area where the FOG’s experience would be appreciated.

• Review the traditional expenses that the groom’s family usually pays for. With the ever increasing costs associated with a wedding, most wedding expenses are now often shared between families.

• Share marriage advice openly with your son and don’t hesitate to ask him if he needs some help. After all, his is still your son.

• If tuxedos are being rented, offer to pick up the tuxes for all the groomsmen at the appropriate times.

• Attend any engagement parties or couple’s wedding showers as well as the rehearsal and reception dinner.

• Know where you need to be and when you need to be there – be it for the start of the ceremony or for the family photos.

• Share few moments alone with your son on the morning of his wedding. You won’t get another time like this again so tell him how proud you are of his decisions and of his new bride.

• If invited to get dressed with the groomsmen, arrive on time and don’t forget to bring some food for the guys.

• Don’t forget to sharpen your Tango moves so that you can share a dance or two with your new daughter-in-law at the reception.

• Most of all enjoy every minute of the day. You’ve earned it!

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About the Author: Jim Emerson

Author Website: https://www.enduringpromises.com


Shannon & Brett

Hi Jim,

You met all of our expectations! You met with my parents when Brett and I were unable to due to being out of the country. Your suggestions and recommendations proved good input and turned out really well!

The online template was very easy for us, especially since we live in Australia. I liked how we could choose or copy and paste to our ceremony and then simply send your way. It gave us the chance to sit down and really reflect over what we wanted to say to each other. I also loved the reading suggestions.

Enduring Promises was very prompt on all e-mails. They also notified when they received payment, which was nice. 

We had a wonderful day!  Thanks so much.

Shannon & Brett

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Vicki and Steve

Hey Paul H,

Our wedding ceremony went very smoothly and you were a big part of making that happen. Thank you so much for helping to make our ceremony such a memorable part of our special day!   🙂

 

Vicki and Steve

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Juvy and Rick

Hi Paul M,

We would like to thank you for Officiating our ceremony and for adding so much to the success of our wedding day.

With the help of your creativity, experience and the online template our wedding ceremony was personal and unique – just the way we wanted it!  You helped to make our dream wedding a reality and we are so happy to have had you as our Officiant!

Again thank you so much!

Juvy and Rick

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Bonnie and Alex

Hi Jim,
you made Alex and I realize the importance and significance of our “actual” wedding day, and we cannot thank you enough for that. We were both so anxious to celebrate in Jamaica with our friends, that we thought an official ceremony was non-chalant. But because of you, we both will now appreciate every July 28 even more.

You were very kind and thoughtful in your actions and in your words. Our experience with you was definitely beyond our expectations. It was a spectacular ceremony, memorable to Alex, myself and to our witnesses. You and Rinette are sweet and personable and have made a lasting impression to all of us.

Enduring Promises is a very professional and reliable company. The staff and service provided was sincere and exceptional. Every single detail was explained to us and nothing was a surprise when it came time to deliver. Our experience with Enduring Promises was very positive and we would definitely recommend your company to our friends and family. There is nothing we would change at all, it was perfect!

Bonnie and Alex

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Saveth and Lily

Hi Jim

Thank you for helping us create a beautiful and memorable ceremony.  I was very grateful when you came upstairs with some advice to help my parents and I prepare to walk down the aisle…it was helpful to know what to do and it took my attention away from the nervousness! 

You are an amazing Officiant and person!

Saveth and Lily

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Ulia and Kevin

Jim

Kevin and I would like to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so special and for uniting us in marriage through such a beautiful ceremony. It was such a pleasure meeting and working with you. 

We knew we made the right decision from our first meeting and are really happy that you officiated our wedding.

Enduring Promises’ online wedding template was simple and dummy-proof. It had so much information and options available for us to choose from to personalize our ceremony. 

We are really happy with Enduring Promises as a company overall as everything was smooth and fast.

Don’t forget to enjoy your summer in between weddings!
Take care,

Ulia and Kevin

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