Need ideas for a sort of twist on a father/daughter dance…

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

That’s a great idea! I’ve been to lots of weddings where it was father-daughter & mother (aunt in this case)-son dance. Then halfway through all the other close family members join in. Grandparents, siblings and such. It’s really a beautiful family moment, you still get your special moment with your dad but there’s enough going on that you won’t feel conspicous!

We’ll probbly do that.  FI and I both have step parents and would like to acknowledge all those special relationships. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My dad and I just danced to half of a song, as we also are not big dancers!

You could ask the DJ to announce other father/daughter duos to join you on the dance floor, and do similar during the M/S dance. It’d be a great way to incorporate your guests, assuming there will be enough combos to acheive this!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Hmm, I’d choose something generic like “what a wonderful world” by Louis Armstong, or something like that. You could ask your DJ for suggestions if you’re stuck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We danced to “Just Fishin'” by Trace Adkins, a country song, because I wanted a song that I hadn’t heard as a F/D dance before, and my dad and I used to fish when I was younger.

 

I had a few friends suggest “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle, but that was a five-minute song, and too long for my taste!

 

Googling F/D dance song suggestions can turn up some good ideas too!

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lovelove1028:  My Dad and I were the same way, and we wanted to do a fun song since we knew we’d cry if we did a slow song! We ended up going and taking about 6 private dance lessons so it was choreographed. I do NOT know how to count steps or any of that but it ended up being amazing! You practice like once a week for like 2 month’s before your wedding and it just becomes second nature.

Just a suggestion. It made us feel more comfortable about the whole thing!

Here’s a clip of our dance if you forward to 3:15 https://vimeo.com/45679154 we danced to a mix up of Michael Bubles version of “How Sweet it is” and Louis Prima’s “sing sing sing”

Good Luck!

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