Because I think Laurie sat in that chair for hours while Emmit slept on her. Seriously she was there for at least 3 hours in that chair. Emmit this is your first meeting with your Unlce Ian.
This is why all dads need to have a daughter...
So you can spend the night chasing your little girl around the dance floor, spend a good amount of time keeping her away from the cupcake table, trying to convince her to look at the photographer when there is a long line of other dads and daughter waiting and best of all trying to keep your daughters clothes on.