(Closed) Father/daughter dance song FAIL :(

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

maybe suggest a practice dance? (like you want to make sure you can dance in your wedding shoes)

 If he sees that it’s hard to dance to . ..

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Maybe you can try and practice dancing with him to the song.  Perhaps then he’ll see it is a little difficult / tricky.  You could then present him with a list of examples of what you were originally thinking and see if you could meet in the middle?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I put my dad in charge of picking our song, too, which he has yet to do. Idk what he’s gonna pick but I’m surprising him with a second father daughter dance where I picked a super sentimental song. That way if he doesn’t pick something I love (it may mean a lot to him, I just might not “get it” ya know?), I have a backup that’s gonna mean a lot to both of us. He also used to sing me a bunch of classic rock songs when I was younger, so I’m putting those on the playlist for sometime during the reception as well. Dunno if my idea helps at all, but good luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Let him have his pick— no one is going to think anything if the music style isn’t a dead match. As to “how do I dance to this,” check your local YMCA as they often offer low-priced dance classes in all styles of dance.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Let him have his pick— no one is going to think anything if the music style isn’t a dead match. As to “how do I dance to this,” check your local YMCA as they often offer low-priced dance classes in all styles of dance.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I can completely relate to this – I went through the same thing with my Dad. He’s the sweetest man alive, but had no real concept of what would be an appropriate father-daughter dance. He was listening to the Disney Princess soundtrack (no, I’m not joking) the last time I was home and so I took it upon myself to send him a large list of “listen to this” requests and let him choose from that. He hadn’t decided on anything so pointing him in another direction was something that he was receptive to. He just emailed me this morning saying he had decided on “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof. I emailed my sister and she wrote back saying, “just listened to the lyrics and got all teary…” The lyrics can be a very sentimental thing and if that’s something you want to share with your Dad – you should just say that (IMO).

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Maybe don’t comment on his choice at first, but ask him what it is about that piece that made him choose it? You may discover something that will have personal meaning for you, or it may make him realize that it is kind of an odd choice. Depending on how that discussion goes, you could say, “Dad, I love that this song means X to you. I appreciate the song for that reason too. But I’m a little worried that it is tricky to dance to, and that there are no lyrics–what do you think about that?” And get his thoughts. That way you can see if it holds a lot of meaning to him, maybe you should let him have it his way. If it doesn’t, maybe you can more strongly assert your preference. 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think you should send him a list like MsMindle did, if you had thoughts on what the song should have been or sounded like then you should have told him.

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