(Closed) Father/daugher dance for a relationship that isn’t typical…

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel Kamakawiwole for father/daughter dance?
    I think it would be great! : (7 votes)
    58 %
    Not a good choice : (3 votes)
    25 %
    Other and I'll explain... : (2 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I love that song – might be kind of hard to dance to it though? I opted to not have a dad-daughter dance. My relationship with my dad is polite but not warm – so it was another in a long list of wedding traditions we decided not to do (my fiance and I are walking down the aisle hand in hand, there will be no bouquet or garter toss, etc). Do whatever feels right. If you can’t find a song that fits, or if doing the dance at all doesn’t feel right, don’t do it!

    Post # 4
    1487 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    No insight on the song really, but I understand what you’re going through.

    Every Father’s Day and birthday I stand in the Hallmark aisle looking for a card, and read all the “you were always there for me” and “you’ve taught me so much” cards and have an internal hissy fit because that’s just not how it was.

    I don’t hate him, he never did anything bad to me, he just…never did anything.

    Another vote for maybe skipping the dance?  If you WANT him to be included, maybe he can make a toast or something?

    Post # 5
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    my only worry would be how long it is. It’s always struck me as an incredibly long song.

    Could your DJ cut it short for you, or start partway into it? Check for natural breaks…

    Post # 6
    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think the song would be a good choice! Allows you to carry out the tradition of a father/daughter dance without you feeling like it was fake.

    But I second finding a shorter version! I love that song though by the way! I am walking down the aisle to it 🙂

    Post # 7
    1032 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009


    That is hard

    I love that song…but isn’t that too emotional of a song? I mean…for me, that song gets me all sappy

    When I read your 1st my 1st thought was a total cop out…can you do a faster song? Can you pick somthing more fun and celebratory (bad spelling..sorry!) and less sappy and sweet

    I actually skipped all family dances because of these type of reasons with my dad



    Post # 8
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I know that this may not work because it’s from the perspective of a son, but when I heard it for the first time I cried…my Fiance grew up in a similar situation as you and this song describes his stepdad perfectly 🙂



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