(Closed) Stepfather/daughter dance?

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I’ve got a list of different music sites that might help you.  Some of them even recommend songs for whatever situation you need as well as playing samples of the songs you’re interested in.  Check out the following sites:

wedalert.com

weddingzone.net

Wedthemes.com

weddingmusiccentral.com

weddings.about.com

 

Hope this helps!

Debra

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Krispy1327:

YOur idea is great of dancing with them both however

Since your stepfather has been in your life for the past 20 years why not dance and actual dance that is for daughter/father  that way when he hears the lyrics of the song “Dad” he will be happy that in front of all these people you consider him your father not a stepfather. Forget all others please those that have been by your side.

However here is a beautiful stepfather/daughter dance listen to the  message it will make you sob.

Just a suggestion:

When your stepfather is dancing or before he dances place a small note in his hankerchief pocket  and write a small message as he exits the floor he will be tempted to read it 

 

Stepfather of the bride by Michael J. Mc Laughlin

VERSE 1I remember when I met you; you looked like you could be mineWith your red hair and freckles; maybe it was a sign.I fell in love with your mama and you came along for the ride.Now you’re getting married, and I’m the stepfather of the bride.

VERSE 2I couldn’t replace your daddy, and I wouldn’t want to tryThe one who you relied on all the way to junior highHe was your mamma’s man when he gave you life, he should be at your sideIt isn’t always easy for the stepfather of the bride

CHORUS:I was there as you grew, but can’t walk you down the aisleAfter all that we’ve been through, Can I dance with you for a while?Tomorrow I will miss you; but today I’m filled with prideI’m smiling ear to ear as the stepfather of the bride

VERSE 3There were many times we argued, not seeing eye to eyeI tried to raise you up right, sometimes I made you cry.But you touched my heart so many times that now I must confideI love you like a daughter; I’m the stepfather of the bride.

REPEAT CHORUS

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Rancho San Carlos

@beatriz: I’ve never heard that song before, but it’s lovely – thanks for sharing.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@husky:

Thank you hope some other brides in the same situation will consider it .  They might not the beat however nowadays maybe if they google in the title of the song other artist play it.   However, the message is lovely especially verse 3

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m definitely dancing with my stepdad. I’ve thought about “didn’t have to be” by Brad Paisley, but may choose a song that is more father/daughter orientated. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

OMG!  I am in the same position.  My stepdad has been more of a father to me than my bio dad too.  I am having the same sort of predicament.  I was thinking of doing a song by Jodee Messina called Because You Love Me

Here’s the link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWD1UbyaXmw

Or In My Life by the Beatles.

good Luck and let me know what you choose. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am in the same situation!  My parents divorced when I was in middle school and I had a very strained relationship with my dad until about 3 years ago.  I have already talked to my bio dad about having both walk me down the aisle.  He was so sweet (“I just want you to be happy so of course that is okay with me…as long as I am on your right side” laughing) so I am super thankful for that.  Still not sure what to do about the father daughter dance though.  I thought about splitting it – biological father first half, stepfather second – but am not sure how the “switch” will look.  I also like the idea of doing 2 songs but don’t want to be stop the dance floor for 5 minutes.  Any suggestions?

@ Beatriz: Thank you so much for sharing that!  I have never heard it before but the lyrics really hit home.  If I do two dances that is definitely high on the list for stepfather/daughter songs.  I teared up just reading it!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Strangely enough I’m in a different situation.  My dad died when I was four and my mom didn’t remarry until I was 17.  They have been together now 18yrs.  My mom was slightly upset that I wanted my Uncle (also godfather) to walk me down the aisle instead of my step-father.  I’m definitely having an uncles dance, maybe I’ll just make it the men in my life dance, sort of like a snowball dance.  Mom’s over the disappointment, maybe it helped that “C” said he wouldn’t be caught dead in a monkey suit or Kilt.  I told him that was fine.  His duty is to walk mom down the aisle.

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have the same dilema, only I’m close with both my Dad and Step-Dad, just in different ways. I decided not to dance to any of the traditional “father daughter” songs with either. Mostly because it’s just not our personalities. I’m dancing with my Dad to “My Girl,” by the Temptations. He used to sing that song to me when I was growing up, so it has a special meaining to us. For my Step-Dad dance, I’m debating between, Neil Young, “Here for You,” and Bruce Springsteen, “When You Need Me.” Both lyrics seem fitting for my Step-Dad, but aren’t overly “father/daughter.” Plus, both Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young fit my Step-Dad’s personality and music preferences. 

Neil Young, “Here for You”

Yes I miss you 
But I never want to hold you down 
You might say I’m here for you 
Yes I miss you 
But I never want to hold you down 
You might say I’m here for you 
I’ll always be here for you

Bruce Springsteen, “Here for You”

When you need me call my name

’cause without you my life just wouldn’t be the same

If you want me come sunny skies or rain

When you need me just call my name

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