A Song for My Dad

Hive, I am a slacker bride. Our wedding is merely days away and there are still tasks that are unfinished. My biggest unfinished task is the music list. Yes”¦we are six days out from the wedding and our song selections are not finished.

We have a few less important songs to pick (cake-cutting song, music to play before the ceremony), but I am still at a loss as to what to play when I dance with my dad.


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A few factors go into this decision:

1) I don’t want to use the phrase “daddy’s girl,” but something close to that would do. My dad and I have a great relationship, and I am having a really hard time finding a song for us that feels like it fits.

2) Father/child moments ALWAYS make me cry. I don’t know why, but moments between a dad and their child just get to me. Even this goodbye scene between Ariel and her dad makes me tear up nine times out of ten.

3) I don’t want to go to sappy with the song choice (because a sappy song will make me even more prone to an ugly cry).

I have a few songs in mind, but I can’t commit to any of them.

I can’t put my finger on why, but I like the story in this Darius Rucker song.

I know using this song for a father/daughter dance may not make any sense to most people, but when I was three I watched The Sound of Music every single day. On most of those days my dad would sit with me while I sang the songs.

I don’t know why I am hesitant to use this song. I loved N*SYNC, but I don’t know if I love it for a father/daughter song. Band aside, the lyrics in this song are great.

Which of these songs would you pick? Do you have any father/daughter song suggestions for me?


Mrs. Scepter

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    Shipanak 4 posts, Wannabee @ 10:33 pm

    If I had to pick from those three, I would go with the Darius Rucker song. Might I also suggest the song I am dancing to my dad with, which is My Girl. It’s more upbeat, so I am hoping it helps to suppress some tears as I too an a crier.

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    iluvballroom 191 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:45 pm

    I loved her first is the song that I am using!! It’s perfect!

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    tpag8rgirl 74 posts, Worker bee @ 6:03 am

    My sister in law danced with her dad to the song “Daddy’s hands” it’s a country song. It is such a sweet song!

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    Lorraine, Guest @ 9:55 am

    There is some really good suggestions for songs to play on your wedding day, including those to play when you dance with your new husband and with your dad on http://www.wedding-singer-pianist.co.uk/your-wedding-day.html

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:07 am

    I vote for the song by Darius Rucker. Like other Bees have suggested… maybe ask your Dad what he likes. My Dad picked out our song.. .and while it might not be my top choice for a song- I went with it because it was what he wanted.

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