Post # 1
To all of my daddy’s girls in the hive: I need your help.
I can’t seem to decide on a Father-Daughter dance song that does not bring me to tears. Seriously just the thought of this dance makes me want to water like a faucet. My dad is so sweet too, for as long as I can remember, every time he sees me cry he gets teary too! Help, I don’t want us to look like a couple of crying babies out there on the floor! I suggested margaritaville, my dad and I are scuba divers and this songs brings back memories of warm weather and dive trips. Every time I tell someone my song idea they look at me like I am a little crazy, is it totally inappropriate? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
I think if it’s sentimental to the two of you then it’s very fitting…
I’m learning that these days, “appropriateness” is really out the window.
And I say if it fits ya’ll then do it… Maybe even have the MC give a little of that background so your guests see how fitting and appropriate it really is for the two of you.
Post # 4
If you both want that song go for it. But if you want what other people danced to for reference/ideas, my dad and I danced to Unforgettable by Nat and Natalie King Cole.
Post # 5
I am not close with my dad, but he wants to dance so I picked “Daughters” by John Mayer. 🙂 I think that is a good choice!
Post # 6
I asked my dad to pick the song and he is keeping it top secret until the wedding. He is even calling the DJ to make sure he has it. He did however tell me “hit the road Jack” was one of his top contenders.
This dance is a special time with you and your dad so dance to the song that has the most meaning to the two of you
Post # 7
You’re going to cry either way, girl. Just pick a song that’s special to you.
Post # 8
@SpiceFairy: I feel your pain… I chose a couple other songs that I dont think would make me cry but my dad really wanted “I loved her first” by Heartland…. Really Dad? Is there a more sentimential song?? I think it is cruel and unusual punishment but I am going to try to tough it out….it is really important to him! 🙂
Post # 9
I knew that no matter what song I picked, I was going to cry a lot during our daddy/daughter dance. So, I picked a song that is really sentimental to us as a family. We danced to Tangled Up Puppet by Harry Chapin – my mom used to sing the song to me and so it really means a lot to us.
Post # 10
I’m not even going to try not to cry, I already know it’s gonna happen, why fight it. I’m going to suggest that he picks the song, but if he doesn’t want to then I’ll find one. I have a feeling he’ll want to pick one though.
Post # 11
LOL bees, you are right I might as well own the crying… I did invest in some cute vintage hankies. I love your girls choices too, especially unforgettable. I will see what dad thinks on the matter. Yes, there is always the worry if dancing through heartland, it’s a beautiful song but very emotional. I like the idea of throwing appropriateness out the window, although I am sure my grandma will voice her opinion if she senses it in the least. Muhahaha
Post # 12
@Daisydew: Just a comment about this song. . . I don’t necessarily know that it’s a good choice for a wedding. I googled the song meaning and got this:
This is a song with a dual meaning. The first one is explicit – “Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do.” In this particular instance, he’s talking about a girl who was abandoned by her father as a child and who has trouble with relationships as an adult. The second message in this song isn’t quite so explicit – he explains this in concerts. The song isn’t simply about fathers and daughters. It’s about history, and how what happens to someone in their past affects who they are now.
Don’t want to be a buzzkill. If you interpret it differently and it has a special meaning to you, please disregard what I said. And I apologize for threadjacking.
Oh, I think Margaritaville would be a great song!
Post # 13
SpiceFairy – what about “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffett? It still has that tropical-ly feeling, but might be more like a “typical” father/daughter song?
Post # 14
I don’t think there is anything wrong with Margaritaville. If it means something to the two of you, then do it. I picked a song that wasn’t the most appropriate, but my dad and I had a special bond over the song, so that made it special and we loved it. We both even cried! If you are afraid it isn’t appropriate and people will ask questions, just have the DJ or band do an announcement beforehand that says it is a special song for you and your dad.
Post # 15
Thank you for your help. Here is the latest update… my dad and I talked about it yesterday, and he wants to know how exactly we are going to dance to margaritaville. Lol, he says his moves are rusty, but he used to be a good dancer. I think he may choose an alternative song, but we’ll see. Maybe I can actually get a margarita in him and we can go for it!
Post # 16
I loveeee your idea!! I’m doing something along the same lines…. Thinking “wild world” by cat Stevens. NO offense to any brides, but I’m finding most “appropriate” or “traditional” wedding options are boring & way over done for me. Love the creative, personal ideas!