Bridal Gifts for Daughter From Dad

Updated November 21, 2016

Fathers and daughters share a special bond, and there's no better way to express your love for your daughter than with a thoughtful gift on her wedding day. Weddings can be difficult for a father when he realises his little girl is now an adult and has another man in her life. Ease the transition for both of you by sharing something special with her to remind her how important she is to you.


A photo album filled with pictures of you and your daughter through the years can be a sentimental gift for a bride to receive on her wedding day. Collect pictures from her birth through adulthood that showcase memories and moments she shared with you and arrange them in a photo album from earliest to most recent. A beautifully framed photograph of you and the bride together is also a great way to showcase your special bond.


A special "Father to Daughter" poem is a great way to express your feelings and love for your daughter. Some pre-written poems are available to purchase, or write your own and frame it for your daughter. A keepsake journal is another sentimental gift that enables you to record your favourite memories together. Or use the journal to share your wisdom and recount valuable lessons you have learnt about marriage and life to help guide her through her marital journey.


A jewellery box, wine glass set or locket containing a picture of you and your daughter are beautiful gifts that can be enhanced if they are engraved with a sentimental saying from you. Engrave a special memory, words of advice, a pet name you had for her or a special inside joke that you shared.


Sharing a special item with your daughter that has been passed down through your family for generations is one of the most sentimental gifts that your daughter can receive on her wedding day. Explain the significance of the heirloom in a letter and tell her why you wanted to share it with her on this special day.

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Anastasia Blackwood has been writing for publication since 2000. Her poetry first appeared in “Sidetracks” magazine in 2000. In 2010, Blackwood was published in "Southern Steel" magazine—a small publication for motorcycle enthusiasts. Blackwood is currently working towards her bachelor's degree in journalism at Central Connecticut State University.