- Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie
- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’ll start off by saying my father and I are not close. I’ve never been Daddy’s little girl, and to be honest, I don’t want to start now. With that in mind, I just really don’t want to do the father/daughter dance. I figure I’ll let him walk me down the aisle, and that should be enough involvement so he has a moment in the wedding. If he does, we’re not going to have the person marrying ask “who gives this woman to be married?” I’m not anyone’s to give, but that’s another thing. So, I’m opting out of the dance. It’s our day, and we don’t have to stick with traditions that we don’t want to, this or any others.
I haven’t told my parents yet, and I’m actually not really too sure what to say. I can’t just be like so, uh, I find it weird/creepy, and I don’t want to feel incredibly awkward on my wedding day, especially while everyone watches
How do you bees feel about the dance? Do you think it’s sexist because it’s supposed to symbolize your father’s last time as “his” before relinquishing you to another man, or do you think that’s a silly idea? Do you think it’s just a tradition people do because it’s what everyone else did? Did it mean a lot to you, or did you skip it? What do you ladies think on this topic?