Post # 1
Hi Ladies –
I’m 37, and am considering using Elton John’s “Your Song” as my father/daughter dance. Any thoughts on that song and/or other suggestions? I can’t stand super-sappy songs like “Daddy’s Little Girl”, but I want something sweet. I also feel that at my age, I’m too old for the leaving-home-for-the-first-time type songs. Your feedback/suggestions will be appreciated!
Post # 3
I’m 37 too. I’m doing “You Raised Me Up” as I think it references me as a grown up with gratitude for how I got here. My dad is sentimental, and I think he will really feel honored.
FI is going to do a foxtrot to Louis Armstrong’s “It’s a Wonderful World” with his mom.
Post # 4
@alicat:I am also 37. Im using Celine Dion Because you love me.
Post # 5
I think that is a great song, if you like it.
I am 51 and my dad and I will be dancing to Embrace of the Father and Bride.
Post # 6
I’m dancing to Bon Jovi’s “Thank you for Loving Me”. A little rockish, just like my dad, but still heartfelt.
Post # 7
I’m dancing to Miranda Lambert’s song “The House That Built Me”. It makes me cry every time but I feel like it’s letting my dad know that he’s the “house” that built me to be the person I am today.
I’m also dancing to it because my childhood house was taken in a tornado 3 years ago in Parkersburg Iowa (as well as the house I was living in) and just this last week my dad’s childhood house was taken in the Joplin tornado, my grandma was still living there and thankfully she is ok.
Pretty weird coincidence I think because my family never thought we’d go through it twice and never thought that 3 seperate family homes would be gone. But the song just really fits what we’ve all been through now.
Post # 8
First time it was Sunrise Sunset (from FIddler on the Roof…song is about watching your kids grow up)
This time I THINK I am going to go with Cat Stevens “Wild World”
I can’t stand sappy it’s just not me and I love Bon Jovi but Thank you for loving me, makes me think of a romantic relationship (I have watched the video and listened to every lyric a billion times, lol)
Father/Daughter songs are hard!
Post # 10
I was thinking about My Girl. I don’t want anything to sappy because I will probably cry.
Post # 11
I have picked “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan, as we are both huge fans of Dylan and I love the lyrics to the song as well. I was going to pick landslide by Stevie Nicks but I think I would likely start bawling and no one wants to see that!! Another great more upbeat choice is “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant.
Post # 12
I picked “Wild Horses” by the Rolling Stones. Both my dad and I are big fans of classic rock and AC/DC (our fave band) had nothing er… appropriate. Plus this is sentimental to both of us, we sang this all the time when we were going places together!
Post # 13
I am having a problem with this… wonder if anyone had any Idea’s. My dad passed away 5yrs now and my brother is going to walk me down the isle so I am no sure of our dance… Anyone have an idea of what would be a good song?
Post # 14
@Celtic_Bride: While I dance with my dad, my fiance is going to dance with my 3 daughters one at a time.. any ideas on what would be appropriate for all of us? Their bio. father passed away recently and dont want any more heart ache than necessary
Post # 15
@stacid77: Hi ya… there it will always be a little heartache, as it is emotional losing your dad. After my dad died, my friend gave me the song Pls remember lovely and another nice song… Holes in the floor of heaven
Don’t worry your daughter will be emotional for 2 reasons that day their mom is getting married and they are getting a new father and friend… 3rd reason even… their dad will prob be a little happy knowing his daughters will be taken care of.
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
@Celtic_Bride: What about a dance with your Mom? I’ve seen this at weddings, and it’s sweet.
I’m going to be (!!) 40 when we get married. My Dad loves to dance- I had thought for years about doing Natalie/Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable,” but I realized I’m going to have enough trouble making it through the day without crying. So, we’re switching to Michael Buble’s cover of “How Sweet it Is,” and we are going to rip up the dance floor!