Post # 1
Since When was Music Selection so Difficult!?
It’s time for me to FINALLY decide my wedding music, and I have never been more indecisive in my life. This shouldn’t even be as big a deal to me as it is, but here I sit, looking at my DJ’s check list form, and going “…I’unno.”
Does anyone have any good ideas for the father/daughter dance? I don’t want a country song. I just don’t. I’ve listened to all the suggested ones and it’s like… no. My father and I have an odd relationship anyway. I’m not daddy’s little girl anymore, so I don’t want a song that is all “my baby giiiirl, you take care of herrrr, I’m givin’ her awaaay”.
My FI doesn’t actually want a first dance. We have no rhythm and he’s uncomfortable being looked at. He’s accepted that we will be doing one for my sake. I wanted a song that was slow enough where we’d easily find the rhythm and can just do the whole hands-on-shoulders prom dance, but also one short enough where the anxiety doesn’t build up and one of us passes out. @__@
Post # 2
st0dad : well I can tell you my choices:
first dance: Lord Huron “Hurricane”
father daughter: Fleetwood Mac “Landslide”. Runner up was Tom Petty “Wildflower”
Post # 3
My dad and I are doing Stand by Me by Ben E. King for our father daughter dance– not mushy, but still sweet I think!
Post # 4
Guantanamera : That song makes me cry!
Post # 5
I picked “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffet to dance to with my dad. Not country, not overly cheesy, not overused, and my dad loves Jimmy Buffet.
My husband and I picked “You Belong to Me” by Jason Wade for our first dance. It’s short, sweet, and classic.
Post # 6
st0dad : I let my dad pick the song for ours and he came up with Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder (but we shortened it up a lot)
DH wanted to pick our first dance and he picked You and I by John Legend. I’d never heard it before we started looking into first dance songs so I love that he picked it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza
I super strongly highly recommend ‘Father and Daughter’ by Paul Simon. I wouldn’t be surprised if he wrote it with the idea in mind it’d be played at weddings to come, though it’s often not mentioned!
We used it at my first wedding, and I think of it very fondly – it was *perfect* for my Dad and me. Like you – it fit us perfectly as we did not want a country song at all but wanted something a bit more peppy and uplifting than most are. It’s happy, sweet, tender, and kind, and extremely fatherly. My Dad passed last year so we won’t be having a dance at our wedding this December, but I’ll be playing the song all the same.
I also recommend not watching the video as you listen, as it uses the Wild Thornberry movie for it and it may bias you, lol. Read the lyrics or something else? 😉
Post # 8
My husband and I’s first dance song was: Marry Me, by Train
I asked my dad and step dad to surpise me with their songs. My dad chose: Daddy’s Little Girl and my Step Dad chose My Wish, by Rascal Flats. Runner ups were Wildflower by Tom Petty, I also really liked Daughters by John Meyer!
Post # 9
Our first dance was to “Grow Old With You” (not the original Adam Sandler version though lol, we used a cover). It was one of the only things DH requested for our wedding so I had to let him have it – ever since we got together almost 10 years ago, he’s sung this song to me so it’s become our song haha.
We did a joint mother/son and father/daughter dance, as none of us were overly interested in being the centre of attention for much longer. We used Fleetwood Mac/The Dixie Chicks “Landslide” but it was played live by our band, which was a really nice touch.