- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
So my dad died about 7 years ago, and never knew my fiance (we started dating a few years later). I have always found the father-daughter dance difficult to sit through at weddings, and now I am trying to decide what I want to do for my own. I have already decided that my Grandfather will walk me down the aisle, but am debating between a few ideas for the dance:
1. skip it.
2. I grew up in a tight-knit farming community, with my dad’s friends as my “surrogate dads”. They take their job very seriously, and interrogated my fiance like any father would when they first met him. I have considered having my dad’s friends take turns dancing with me – there would be about 6 of them
3. I could dance with my grandfather
I kind of feel like dancing with dad’s friends would be a way to honour him. I know I will bawl at some point on my wedding day regadless.
I am sure there are people out there who got married without their dad…what did you do/what would you have done differently?