Post # 1
My father is from italy and he’s always wanted to dance to an italian song for the father daughter dance at my wedding. The song means a lot to both of us which is why I would like to dance to it. Is it inappropriate to play an Italian song if only 1/4 of those in attendance actually speak italian? Not sure what to do. And I also cant find an english song that I really like
Post # 3
@silvyq11: i say find an english song, that speaks to you , just got to look
Post # 4
For a song, it really doesn’t matter what language it is in.
As long as you aren’t announcing everything in Italian and then not translating (I went to a wedding where all the announcements and talking was in Vietnamese with no translation and I was thoroughly lost).
Post # 5
I feel like you should have the Italian song if it means that much to you and your dad. I don’t think anyone will care that it is in italian and if they do so what? this is your moment with your dad.
Post # 6
NO! It is not inappropriate! I went to a wedding last year where over 3/4 of the people there where American and did not speak spanish. The other 1/4 was from the Dominican Republic. The bride chose to have an all spanish song that her and her father loved to dance to. And it was NOT a slow song by any means….I don’t know what kind of dance it was, but it was very upbeat and they were dancing around having fun. I loved it. I think if it means something to you DO IT! it’s your wedding, your heritage, and your first dance. I would much rather see that at a wedding than a song that doesn’t have that much significance and I like the fact that it’s in italian, so it’s part of where your family comes from
Post # 7
At my brothers wedding (American to a persian) half of the songs that we danced to were Persian songs and the other half were American. The dance floor was full the whole night. I honestly think that as long as announcments are in English, it doesn’t really matter what language the songs are in. We interspersed the songs together so if you don’t understand one song just wait three minutes and you know the next. Good luck!
Post # 8
Thats your moment to share with your dad, i say GO AHEAD wiht the italian song. it represents both.
Post # 9
I say it’s your wedding, do whatever you want. The love and emotion will be seen by everyone even if they don’t understand the lyrics.
Post # 10
I think it would be sweet to share that with your dad. Why force an English song on him just to please your guests? It’s a special moment between the two of you; they don’t have to know what the words are. As long as you are considerate of everyone’s language for rest of the wedding, I think it is perfectly appropriate.