It seems to be strangely common that Dads don’t normally dance – either they’re too shy, they don’t like being the center of attention or they simply feel like they have two left feet. Regardless of the reason a father-daughter dance makes them nervous, most dads are determined to do their best to participate in this special moment on one of the most important days in the life of their little girl. No matter how nervous a dance in the spotlight makes your dad feel, there are a few ways to make it a little easier for him – here are some of our suggestions.
– Cut it short. Trust us – no one will mind if your father-daughter dance only lasts 45 seconds rather than three minutes! For dads who hate being in the spotlight, but have their heart set on dancing with you, minimize their anxiety by assuring them that you will only have to be alone on the dance floor for long enough to have a special moment and snap a few photos.
There are plenty of ways that you can cut or edit a song – talk to us about that, it’s our specialty! If there’s a particular verse in the song that is the most meaningful, we can edit the song to only include that verse and one round through the chorus before fading it out to end the song.
One thing to note here – if you do choose this method, make sure to let your photographer know. They will want to start snapping photos right away to make the most of the short time they have, but don’t worry, 45 seconds is plenty of time for a good photographer to get some great photos.
– Have someone ‘cut in.’ Choose one or more people to ‘cut in’ to your father-daughter dance, such as brothers, uncles, grandparents or friends, and make the father-daughter dance a time to honor other men who are important to you as well.
– Invite others to join in. Ease the stress of those who hate dancing or say that they ‘can’t’ dance by giving them some company on the dance floor. After a short time of dancing alone, invite other people to come join you on the dance floor. Whether it’s your bridal party, other family members, or other father-daughter duos in the room, a fuller dance floor will take the pressure of you and your dad.
– Keep it upbeat! A long, slow song can sound great, but be a little awkward to dance to. Choosing a more upbeat song, like a two-step, a classic rock song, or maybe even some reggae, can be easier to dance to. It takes your mind off the people watching when you’re focused on keeping in time with the two-step!
No matter what you choose, we hope that you find a way to make your father-daughter dance memorable, and not in the least bit stressful. As always, if you need help with this, get in touch! We’d love to help you with your wedding music.
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