Post # 1
So, I don’t (can’t) dance… and I got that from my dad because he can’t dance either. Also, neither of us like the spotlight. But, I’m still a daddy’s girl, so I want to have something sort of just me and him…. just not an entire song’s worth!
So, my current idea is: I’d like to have a dance that STARTS with me and my dad, but midway through or so, the DJ will announce for other people to join in.. either just fiance and his aunt (his biological mother isn’t around and his aunt is like a mom to him), or possibly grandparents/other family too? Or maybe open it up to anyone/everyone??
I am open to suggestions… I just know my dad and I won’t be able to get through an entire song just him and I in the spotlight. Haha.
Most of the songs I am finding is specifically geared toward a daughter, but I’d like one that’s more like a family song…??
Help! I’m so clueless about what to do.
Post # 3
That’s a great idea! I’ve been to lots of weddings where it was father-daughter & mother (aunt in this case)-son dance. Then halfway through all the other close family members join in. Grandparents, siblings and such. It’s really a beautiful family moment, you still get your special moment with your dad but there’s enough going on that you won’t feel conspicous!
We’ll probbly do that. FI and I both have step parents and would like to acknowledge all those special relationships.
Post # 4
My dad and I just danced to half of a song, as we also are not big dancers!
You could ask the DJ to announce other father/daughter duos to join you on the dance floor, and do similar during the M/S dance. It’d be a great way to incorporate your guests, assuming there will be enough combos to acheive this!
Post # 5
Thanks for the support!! Glad to know I’m not alone! 🙂
Any idea what kind of song goes for something like this??
Post # 6
Hmm, I’d choose something generic like “what a wonderful world” by Louis Armstong, or something like that. You could ask your DJ for suggestions if you’re stuck!
Post # 7
We danced to “Just Fishin'” by Trace Adkins, a country song, because I wanted a song that I hadn’t heard as a F/D dance before, and my dad and I used to fish when I was younger.
I had a few friends suggest “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle, but that was a five-minute song, and too long for my taste!
Googling F/D dance song suggestions can turn up some good ideas too!
Post # 8
@lovelove1028: My Dad and I were the same way, and we wanted to do a fun song since we knew we’d cry if we did a slow song! We ended up going and taking about 6 private dance lessons so it was choreographed. I do NOT know how to count steps or any of that but it ended up being amazing! You practice like once a week for like 2 month’s before your wedding and it just becomes second nature.
Just a suggestion. It made us feel more comfortable about the whole thing!
Here’s a clip of our dance if you forward to 3:15 https://vimeo.com/45679154 we danced to a mix up of Michael Bubles version of “How Sweet it is” and Louis Prima’s “sing sing sing”