(Closed) help! my wedding is next week and i cannot find a good father-daughter dance!

posted 7 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

It’s cheesy, but you could definitely waltz to it.  There’s a country song called “I loved her first”

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did Edwin McCain’s “Walk with You” – LOVED IT.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

How about Van Morrisson – These are the day’s.

Such a lovely song:

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are waltzing to Johnny Cash’s cover of “Rose of My Heart” for our first dance.  Not sure if the lyrics are appropriate for a father-daughter dance though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWSOckMZBLU

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Here’s a few but I’ll keep looking:

I’ll stand by you – The Pretenders

The way you look tonight – There are a number who have performed this song (pick your fav)

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole (with or without Natalie Cole)

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Moon River

Rainbow Connection

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

LOL @ your fiance’s reply to Edelweiss! Ha! I don’t know if it’s a 3/4 waltz or not, but my dad and I are dancing to ‘Unforgettable’ by Nat King Cole.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dad’s opening bid was “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof.  Really Dad?  Broadway?  Talk about maudlin.  I wrote back and suggested the Louis Armstrong cover and he has yet to reply.  It’s not looking good.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Forever Young by Rod Stewart!  =D

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Is there a song from your childhood that has special meaning to you and your dad personally?

Otherwise, don’t use “Daughters”- as far as I can tell the song is about a dad not being there for his daughter, or at least that’s how I interpret it 😛

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dad and I were between the Hawaiian version (can never spell his name) of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and To Sir with Love.  He decided on To Sir with Love, and much to my joy, picked the Glee version (what can I say, I’m a Gleek!  Plus I always watch it with my dad, so it makes sense, if not completely cheesy)

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Helper bee

First of all, EVERY waltz is in 3/4 time, because that’s waltz timing. Trust me on this, I am a dancer, ballroom teacher, and have been waltzing for almost 20 years.

Would you like to do a slow waltz (e.g., Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable” is a slow waltz), which at strict tempo would be 29-31 beats per minute or a Viennese waltz (approx. 180 beats per minute)?

Iron and Wine’s “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” is a slow waltz, but the beat is a bit difficult to hear. The same goes for “At Last” – slow waltz, but difficult beat.

Have you ever heard of the group Secret Garden? They have some absolutely lovely slow waltzes (instrumentals and very lyrical). My favourite one is ‘Serenade to Spring:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZUKA1gK4b4

Another slow waltz by the same group is “Dreamcatcher.” If you like the Eagles, you could always use “Take it to the limit” – another slow waltz.

P.S. “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart is NOT a waltz. The timing is 4/4 and not 3/4.

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@NoaMarijn:

 

Great song, but it’s a Rumba or Nightclub Two Step, and not a Waltz. The timing is completely wrong for a waltz.

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