- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
My dad is in poor health and has been hospitalized/in the ER a few times recently with breathing issues. We are close and I really want to still have the father/daughter dance, it means a lot to both of us. I also have a 6yo son. I’m doubting my dad will be able to physically make it through our whole song, so I’m trying to decide how to handle it if he can’t. Should I just shorten the song? Trade off and dance with my son if he starts to get winded? The song we have chosen is “My Wish” by the Rascal Flatts which would be appropriate with either my dad or my son. I just don’t want my dad to feel awkward if he can’t make it the entire song, and I could signal someone to send my son out if need be and hopefully everyone would just think we planned it that way on purpose. I feel like if we just ended the dance and faded it out at some odd part in the song it might draw more attention to my dad or seem like it was DJ screw-up.
I know some people feel strongly that a wedding is not about the children involved as much as the couple so would this seem odd if you saw this at a wedding? My family is aware of my dad’s health problems but most of FI’s wouldn’t be.