As father of the groom, you’re not responsible for much (the new in-laws carry the burden). I was responsible for the rehearsal dinner, libations at the wedding reception, and the flowers… I was taken aback when I found that the biggest expense of the three was the flowers. Go figure! The flowers were absolutely beautiful, but I think the cost was as much in the labor as in the flora itself. In this picture, you see a tree in the reception courtyard that was covered with orchids. Each orchid had been individually threaded and hung from the limbs with care. I felt an obligation to warn other fathers of the groom out there.