While you’re worrying about sinking your heels into the grass, tripping over your cathedral-length veil, or your tears washing your mascara down your face as you walk down the aisle, your father is likely having his own internal dialogue — a beautiful mix of joy, love, and even a little wistful sadness. Want the inside scoop? Here, five dads dish on how they felt as they gave their daughters away. “My daughter was 31 when I gave her away,” says one father, “so you’d think I would have been prepared.
*BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose, By Jillian Kramer