Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives

Getting Married in Florida

Are you a father in the state of Florida, and are planning a wedding?

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, and good for you for trying to establish a stable environment for your child to grow up in.

You may have been married before, or this may be your first time. Either way the child's acclimatization to the new married structure is very important, so take care in easing the child into the new way of life. Also, your son or daughter may have to deal with your soon-to-be spouse's children.

Most likely the bride will be the one doing most of the wedding planning, so, no matter what service or product she is looking for -- the wedding invitations, the photographer, favors, music for the reception, etc. -- make sure to be very supportive and helpful. Even if she wants to go with bold colors for the wedding -- fuschia, aqua, brown, red, etc. -- go with the flow.

Here some Florida and national resources to make your wedding day a bit less stressful: