For blessing in advance to get an icon. You will need to transfer to a new family where the icon will act as a kind of relic. The girl usually bless the icon of the Mother of God. However, the Church does not give any precise indications about this. So if your family have an icon, which may be transmitted from generation to generation, you can bless it. There are cases when the parents of the bride and groom jointly purchase the icon and give young.
Bless the daughter can be when the groom will come to her parental home to ask the hand of his future wife. However, traditions change over time. Now it is customary to give a blessing only after the groom pays the ransom, will stand all tests and will show you the bride to guests.
After all the conventions are made and guests are going to go to the registry office, take the bride and groom in a separate room. The blessing should be given in the presence of only the closest people. It would be nice if this can be the godparents of the bride. The blessing is given not only daughter, but her future husband, as you agree to live as one family.
When all that's necessary for the blessings gathered, you can begin. The bride and groom have to stand in front of you. Pick up the icon, which will bless. Turn her face to the young. Then tell them their parting words. Do not prepare a long speech, quite sincerely wish happiness and love. Remember - it's not so much custom, how much wish all the best to your daughter in a new family.
After parting speeches have a three-fold cross turns to the bride and groom. They should then kiss the icon, and then cross.