Father of the Bride  is a 1950 American comedy film classic. It’s about a father (Spencer Tracy) trying to cope with preparations for his daughter’s upcoming wedding. The plans for a lavish wedding continue until the day that the groom-to-be (Don Taylor) tells the bride-to-be (Elizabeth Taylor) that he wants to take her on a fishing trip in Nova Scotia for their honeymoon.
She reacts to the announcement with shock and calls off the wedding. But the couple soon reconcile. The two families begin their wedding rehearsals.
On the day of the wedding chaos reigns at the bride’s home. Final preparations are made for the reception. The wedding ceremony brings both joy and sorrow. The father of the bride realizes that his daughter is now a woman. The following day they survey the mess in their home. All agree that the entire affair was a great success.
Tayor’s vintage ’50s gown was designed by MGM studio costumer Helen Rose.
Read when former US president Bill Clinton  walked his daughter down the aisle.
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Whether it’s appreciating and thanking Dad for all that he does this Father’s Day. Or his help in planning your wedding. Or rehearsing for the special dance with you at your wedding. A unique gift that truly shows how much you care is a nice gesture. Here are some shopping ideas from our Fathers Day Gift Guide advertisers on the right side.