(Closed) Feeling Awkward about the Father-Daughter Dance

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3077 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You can always shorten the song you’re going to dance to if you’re uncomfortable with the amount of time.  I think a slideshow by itself would be a little dull personally. It would be sweet to play during the dance.  It might make you feel a little more at ease since people will not JUST be focused on the two of you dancing, but also on the pictures.

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think its going to be a bit awkward for me too. My dad is extremely shy and a very quiet man. We have a great relationship, but I don’t think I’ve given him a hug or a kiss on the check in a year ( granted I live in a different state and only see him 3 times). I am just going to suck it up and do it ( although, I don’t even think that he would care if we didn’t do one)  I’m gonna tell the band though to not play the song that long.

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m so glad I’m not the only one that thinks this!!!  It’s so awkward.  You could do the father/daughter and mother/son dances at the same time or just nix it completely.  He’s walking you down the aisle so you’re still paying tribute to him in that way.  I think it’s just one of those traditions that people can’t let go of.  Guests get really bored with this portion anyway.  

Post # 8
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Youdon’t have to do it if you are this uncomfortable.  You could just give a toast to him if you’d like or I love the slideshow idea. 

I am not doing a father/daughter dance.  I am just not that close to my father.

Post # 9
30 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am also in a similar predicament. My dad is a huge jokester—but not everyone gets his humor. I am a little worried that he will do something to make me feel awkward (he loves doing this to see how I will react!). My plan is to start out the father-daughter dance with just the two of us, but then have the DJ invite other father-daughter pairs to join in on the dance. If there are no other pairs joining in, I will have the DJ open the dance to all guests.

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