(Closed) sad about not dancing with my dad.

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

=(  I’m really sorry you have to go through all this! 

Maybe you can sit down and have a heart to heart with him over breakfast?  If he saw what an important part of your day the dance is, I bet he’d give it a shot, afterall, the wedding is about everyone celebrating your life, and moving on, rather than his lack of dance skills!  (heck, EVERYONE is self conscious about dancing!)

If that won’t work, I’d always guilt my dad into it!  haha

Good luck, and my prayers are with ya!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I don’t think it’s selfish at all to let him know how you feel about it!!  Just go to him and tell him that you’re feeling down because you were so looking forward to sharing that special moment with him.  Ask him if he would be willing to reconsider.  Don’t push him because it won’t be fun for either of you if he is miserable.  But since dancing isn’t his thing maybe he just didn’t know how much it would mean to you.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I’ve been to many weddings where the bride and groom have their first dance but after about 30 seconds, they invite all couples to join them. What about if you and your dad only dance alone for the intro and then invite everyone to join you with someone special to them. Maybe he wouldn’t mind doing a dance if other people danced too rather than all eyes be on him?

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Maybe you could trying talking to your dad about it?  Maybe if he knew how much it would mean to you he’d reconsider?

Hugs and good luck

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think if you talk to your dad, he’ll understand that it’s important to you and dance with you, especially if it’s only for a minute. Dad’s want to see their daughters happy, especially on their wedding day.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Sorry to hear about this.. I would just talk to him about it. If he understands how important it is to you, I’m sure he’ll dance with you.

I unfortunately won’t be having a father/daughter dance either.. but my dad passed away when I was 11 🙁

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Awww, that would make me sad, too. Is there a reason? Maybe he felt bad he didn’t dance at your sister’s and wants to be consistent? Can you ask your mom?

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Is his particular church very strict on dancing?  Is he worried about the reaction of his congregation? 

What about at some point during the reception the two of you go outside or down the hallway with a boombox and dance, just the two of you?  Then the two of you get to dance together, share that moment, without him worrying about having two left feet. 

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