It is customary for the groom and bride to supply their fathers a button-hole flower to wear on their wedding day. This flower shows their important status and establishes their role as part of the bridal party. Sadly though, by the end of the occasion the blooms will have wilted and these small posies will need to be thrown away.
Therefore, it’s becoming increasingly popular to give fathers of the bride and groom a set of cufflinks to wear for the wedding. Cufflinks will be a lasting remembrance of the wedding day. In addition, they allow you to express your gratitude for the love, support and encouragement given by your Fathers’ over the years, as well as the assistance provided to prepare and organise your wedding celebration.
Choosing a quality set of cufflinks is therefore of the utmost importance. You want to say a lot with this gift and you want your expression of thanks to be genuine and heartfelt. The cufflinks that you give to your Father and to your Father-In-Law will have great sentimental value so they need to be able to stand the test of time.
Unfortunately, weddings can be costly and it’s always wise for couples to set and stick to a strict budget. We recommend shopping for cufflinks online. When you shop on the Internet you will get more for your money and you can find high quality cufflinks at very affordable prices. You can expect to pay around $40 per pair and this represents exceptional value. Don’t be tempted by cheap products that are likely to fall apart after only a few wears.
You have various options when choosing a style or design of cufflinks for your Fathers. You may decide to give them the same set of cufflinks you select for your groomsmen. This way, the Dads will feel like they are very much part of the bridal party. Alternatively, you may choose a design that looks similar or references the cufflinks chosen for your groomsmen in some way.
In general, choose a cufflink design that is simple, elegant and understated. Your Fathers’ will appreciate a classic style that looks smart. Polished silver cufflinks are perfect for all types of weddings. Look for simple shapes like rectangles, crosses or knots. If you decide to add colour do so sparingly. Or, if you are looking for something that is a little more formal, buy cufflinks with an enamel finish as they will always look more sophisticated, dressy and luxurious.