- 5 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
It’s just two weeks until my wedding, and I’ve been dreading talking to my dad about the father-daughter dance. My parents divorced over 18 years ago so he hasn’t been around for a lot of important things. He has a new wife, new family- I’m the odd ball out. Through high school I saw him about once every two months, and over the last four years it has been MAYBE once a year. I’m by NO means “daddy’s little girl.”
We’re more of aquaintances than father and daughter… We can talk football, politics, and a little bit about school or work, but not much else. At this point we live 1,500 miles apart, and I talk to him on the phone once every few months, other than occasional text message. However, he DID send me a few thousand dollars to help for the wedding. As absent as he has been in my life, I was surprised to even get that. That being said, I was going to have him walk me down the aisle (mainly because my mom’s too traditional to do it) to save a little face, and that’s awkward enough.
EVERYONE has said it’ll look weird, and make him uncomfortable if my fiance and his mother dance, but my dad and I don’t. I’m DREADING it. It’s supposed to be an emotional and happy time, and I’ll just be waiting for it to end.
Has anyone else found a solution to this? Ubeat song maybe? Or did you just skip it all together… I don’t want to be disrespectful or embarrass him, but at the same time, he doesn’t exactly win father of the year.