Table of Contents
- 1 Why do you ask the father before proposing?
- 2 Should you ask dad before proposing?
- 3 How do I ask my girlfriends dad for permission?
- 4 Why do men ask fathers permission to marry?
- 5 Do you bring the ring when asking Father?
- 6 Should I Ask my Girlfriend’s father to propose to me?
- 7 Does the groom have to propose before the bride’s family?
- 8 Should I propose before or after I meet her before marriage?
Why do you ask the father before proposing?
The tradition of your partner asking your father for your hand in marriage before they propose might feel like an antiquated ritual to some couples, but for others, asking permission is an important sign of respect going into the marriage. So, I had 10 different dads offer their honest opinions on the matter.
Should you ask dad before proposing?
We know it’s a little old fashion, but it’s still preferred for men to ask the girlfriend’s family for permission before proposing. You don’t have to necessarily ask her father, but at least let someone in her immediate family know of your intentions of marriage. Here are some more tips on how to ask the father.
Do you have to ask a girl’s dad to marry her?
So let’s tackle each. It is indeed traditional to ask a woman’s father if you can marry her, because traditionally, marriage was a property transfer – with you, the bride, as the property.
How do I ask my girlfriends dad for permission?
Here’s how to talk to your girlfriend’s father about getting married:
- Make sure you and your GF are on the same page about marriage.
- Meet the parents first if you can.
- Have a man-to-man conversation with her dad.
- Explain your wish to marry his daughter.
- Ask for his blessing to propose marriage.
- Now it’s time to PROPOSE!
Why do men ask fathers permission to marry?
The bride and groom were able to choose one another, but if the groom wanted to propose, he had to have dear old dad’s permission first. This was primarily to ensure the marriage was one that the family deemed fitting and the groom was someone they could entrust with their daughter’s future and well-being.
Should I talk to her parents before I propose?
“In fact, most parents will expect the conversation to happen before proposal plans are made, so we suggest asking at least a few weeks prior to proposing.”
Do you bring the ring when asking Father?
No, that isn’t necessary. You CAN do it if you want their opinion on whether she will like the ring, or if you want to involve them somehow in the process (the wisdom of that will depend both on her relationship with her parents, and your relationship with her parents). However, it’s not thought of as necessary.
Should I Ask my Girlfriend’s father to propose to me?
If your girl is someone who puts a lot of value on family and tradition, then asking her father is an absolute must. She’ll love the gesture and will be flattered by your manners. If she’s a woman who values family but doesn’t hold on tight to traditions, then make sure her family is aware of the proposal.
Why would a woman not accept a marriage proposal?
If you propose too early in the relationship, the woman may decline it. Another reason a woman may decline a proposal is because her friends and family either don’t know you, or don’t like you. Always seek approval from these people before proposing. Not every woman wants to get married.
Does the groom have to propose before the bride’s family?
The old rule goes all the way to a time when marriage was up to the bride’s family, not so much the bride herself. So in relation to how traditions were like back then, it was only fair and proper etiquette for the groom to ask the bride’s family for permission to get married before he proposed to the bride.
Should I propose before or after I meet her before marriage?
Before anyone gets married, they may want to experience a few things or accomplish their goals. They may want to travel, date other people or experience more of what single life has to offer. If she has goals she wants to meet before getting married, and you propose before she accomplishes those goals, she may say no.