Jessica Francis' portfolio of articles from summer internship with The Wedding Daily Times.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Father-Daughter Dance

A daddy’s bond with his little girl is one of the most precious and most beautiful that exists, so
the father-daughter dance is one of the most special traditions in our culture’s weddings. Symbolizing the last time that a father will have the honor to lead his daughter in the dance we call life, he then hands her over to her first dance with her husband, her new masculine protector. Many brides choose a song that she and her dad have enjoyed listening to over the years, or simply a classic oldies song that’s good for dancing- think, “My Girl” by The Temptations, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” by James Taylor, or, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra. On the other hand, a tear-jerking classic favorite is “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle.
For brides whose father has passed away, the father- daughter dance can be a difficult and heartbreaking missing piece of the wedding ceremony. For these brides, we love the idea of showing a slideshow of pictures of daddy and his little girl set to a chosen song during the allotted time for the dance. A sweet way to remember and honor a dad who isn’t able to twirl his little girl around the dance floor anymore.

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