Is it acceptable to ask a father for his daughter's hand in marriage?


According to event planner Nina Callaway for, asking for parental permission prior to getting married is a nice gesture if the request is worded with care. While some traditional families accept the terminology that comes with asking permission, more modern families may appreciate being asked for a blessing instead.

Callaway advises couples that both parents should be asked for the blessing rather than the father alone. When asking for the blessing from divorced parents, while it is best to approach the parent with the closest relationship to the bride, asking the more approachable parent first is also acceptable as long as both parents are asked.

Q&A Related to "Is it acceptable to ask a father for his daughter's..."
Asking the girls father for her hand in marriage is a bit old fashioned. I'd ask the girl first, see what she says, and ask her what she thinks about going to her father. She may
1. Be prepared. Think about what you'll say to your girlfriend's father before you arrange to talk with him. 2. Ask for a few minutes to speak to him in private or in the presence
Asking is a way to show respect, not only to your future father-in-law, but also to your soon-to-be bride. It's a time to share your good intentions and plans for the future. Hopefully
Well start out with, "Sir, I have something very important I would
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