(Closed) My dad picked an awful father/daughter song!

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Did you want something slow or fast? For me finding a father-daughter that wasn’t cheesy was very difficult. I just gave up and chose “Gracie” by Ben Folds

Post # 4
1994 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Why don’t you just casually ask him what made him pick that song?  Don’t make it appear that you don’t like it, but make it seem like a curious question. Maybe its for some sentimental reason, if so then you should suck it up & let him have that 3 minutes.  If not, then suggest something else. This is not something that you should stress over. Wink

Post # 5
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would suck it up. It’s such a small part of the day and the fact that he chose the song signifies that it is meaningful to him. Plus, there are going to be so many things going through your head at that time that you probably won’t even hear the song. This just isn’t a battle I would choose to fight.

Post # 7
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I let my dad pick. I’d much rather dance to something that’s meaningful to him than something I think “sounds” right to me.

Post # 8
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’d generally agree with the “suck it up” votes if I knew that it was a special song to him and he chose it deliberately for X reason. So you may want to ask why before proceeding further…who knows, maybe it was at the top of an Internet list and he stopped his search there. If that (or similar) is the case, there’s no reason you can’t suggest working together to find something more appropriate.  


Post # 9
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@CanAmBride:  Yep. My dad picked “Let It Be” by the Beatles, which is pretty odd for a father/daughter dance. But it meant so much to him so I was happy to dance to it!

Post # 10
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Awww I think you should just go with it. It’s probably meaningful to him and it’s a very special moment between you and your father 🙂

Post # 11
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My dad is getting sappy lately, too, which is the opposite of our relationship. He brought me up to be tough as nails, but now he’s getting all gooey about how I’m his little girl (I’m 40). 

I think we have to suck it up. And, anyway, if there’s a moment in the wedding that’s about him, the father/daughter dance is it, so I think you have to let him have his moment.

Maybe it’ll be nice 🙂

Post # 12
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

just go with it.  You can always ask the DJ/band to play a shortened version  

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