Think About Everyone Involved Before You Ask

While asking the father-of-the-bride is no longer a necessity, it is an enduring tradition that shows your respect for her family and heritage, and it can be a great way to break the ice between you and your future father-in-law.

Before you go ahead and ask, make sure you have considered the views and feelings of everyone involved, your girlfriend, her father, yourself, and possibly even a stepfather. Asking for her parents’ blessing is a charming gesture, but if it will upset more people than it will please it may be one tradition you have to do without.