Post # 1
My dad is so excited about my wedding which makes me happier than I could even express in a post!! There have been some bumps along the road with my Fiance and my dad, but they are better than ever now 🙂 I have 2 sisters who have already gotten married and my dad made the comment the other day that, although my sisters’ weddings were awesome, he’s more excited about this one than any of the others (eeekk!!) This made me ecstatic! Anyway, he has been pretty involved in the planning and so I told him that I wanted him to pick out our Father/Daughter dance song. He’s been searching all over trying to find the perfect song – he’s very into music and clearly wants the meaning of the song to be just right, which means a lot to me 🙂 Well, last night while I was working on my centerpieces, dad sits down at the table with his iPad and was like, “Tell me what you think about this song! I think it’s perfect!” (I’ll tell you which one in just a sec) He walked out of the room while I listened to part of it and while he was gone, my mom told me that he told her that when I was born, this song was apparently very popular and he remembered hearing it and thinking that it described exactly how he felt about me. I’m the oldest and his firstborn and he was so amazed that he could love someone as much as he loved me. Precious right?! Ok, so I’m not going to tell you my thoughts, I’m just going to give you the lyrics to “Suddenly” by Billy Ocean and see what your thoughts are…
I used to think that love was just a fairy tale
Until that first hello Until that first smile. But if I had to do it all again I wouldn’t change a thing ‘Cause this love is everlasting.
Suddenly – life has new meaning to me. There’s beauty up above and things we never take notice of
You wake up and suddenly you’re in love.
Girl You’re everything a man could want and more. One thousand words are not enough to say what I feel inside. Holding hands as we walk along the shore
Never felt like this before Now you’re all I’m living for. Suddenly – life has new meaning to me…
Each day I pray this love affair would last forever. Suddenly – life has new meaning to me… There’s beauty up above and things we never take notice of
You wake up and suddenly you’re in love. There’s beauty up above and things we never take notice of
You wake up and suddenly you’re in love.
Post # 3
The first part is fine, but it gets a little strange when he starts talking about the love affair and how you’re everything a man could want etc…
Post # 4
I think it’s definitely a romantic song, but I think it’s also really fine, and it’ll have more meaning to you and your dad than any other song, I bet!
Post # 5
What a great story! What are you worried about?
Post # 6
I think it’s wonderful. its not like its afternoon delight or anything ha
Post # 7
It seems okay. It depends on how you want to view it. if you read it from a father/daughter stance it seems appropriate and if you read it as a love song between couples it could be okay as well. It’s art/poetry. It can all mean something different to everyone–just matters what it means to YOU
Post # 8
@Cory_loves_this_girl: The “love affair” part was the one thing that made me go hmmm also…
But I think you’re all right, it holds a sweet meaning for my dad and me so if that’s the one he wants, then that’s the one we’ll dance to! 🙂 I just wanted to see from another perspective if it sounded too lover-ish rather than father/daughter-ish, if that makes sense 😉
Post # 9
It made me tear up a little! Your dad seems like a really great guy. Maybe your dad could give a little intro on why he chose it. When you have a child, life does have a new meaning.
Post # 10
Honestly I think it’s fine, I think it was probsbly intended as a romantic song, but there’s nothing too strange in there. Nothing creepy or anything. Actually I think it’s really sweet.
Post # 11
@drea528: That actually crossed my mind to see if my dad wanted to give a little insight into the meaning of the song 🙂 Great idea! And he’s an amazing man and father! I’m a blessed gal 😉
Post # 12
I think it’s perfect! It can absolutely be interpretted as a father taking home his daughter for the first time. I think it’s really sweet and I wouldn’t bat an eyelash at it.
Post # 13
It has meaning to you guys. I say use it. Besides, you have a very unique father who wants to be very interested in the dance. I say go for it.
Post # 14
I think us brides tend to agonize over all these tiny details, when the reality is that most people aren’t really listening to the lyrics when you’re dancing–they’re just kind of politely watching you guys (or at least that’s what I’ve done at every wedding I’ve ever been to).
So, I think this is fine!
Post # 15
I think it’s beautiful and completely appropriate. I get that the “love affair” line gave you cause for pause, but really, no one is going to be listening that closely to the words. And it’s just two words.
I think it’s fantastic and he’ll be so happy. And you are a good sport!
Post # 16
@phillybride61513: So true and my thoughts exactly! I’m totally good with whatever my dad wants to play because I know whatever he chooses will mean the most to him and that’s all that I really care about 🙂
Thanks for the input, ladies! I wasn’t worried necessarily, but I just wanted to get a neutral 3rd party view of the song because I really like it a lot, but I didn’t know if people would hear the “love affair” line and be like whaaaat?! haha!