What would a wedding be without your father? A father’s role in his daughter’s wedding is one of the most important roles there is. And no, we don’t just mean this in a financial way. We all know it is tradition for the father of bride to pay for his daughter’s dream wedding. We are talking about that other tradition. The one that melts the hearts of all those attending. The Father Daughter Dance.
As beautiful as this portion of the wedding tends to be, planning the perfect Father Daughter Dance can be tricky. You have to ask yourself a series of questions: Is this too cliché? What song perfectly symbolizes my father and I? Is a dance class necessary?
While looking at other weddings to get some inspiration can be helpful, no one knows you and your father’s relationship more than you and your father. Make it personal. Don’t just pick “Dance with My Father Again” as your song because Luther Vandross is singing about his father; pick a song that truly has meaning to the two of you. Also, if a dance class is you and your father’s style, then sign up for the next ballroom dance lesson you see. But if not, then don’t. Let your dance represent your relationship, not someone else’s choreography.
Most importantly, make this a moment you will never forget. This is your way of saying “Thank you” to the one man who has loved you all of your life as he gives you away to the person who is promising to love you for the rest of your life.
As we approach Father’s Day, don’t forget to remind your father how much you love him. And if you’re planning a wedding, maybe you can use this day to look for inspiration when it comes to your Father Daughter Dance. Who knows, maybe that perfect song will come on the radio while you’re celebrating and making memories with your favorite guy in the entire world: Your father.