Not every bride's a daddy's girl (myself included), and even if you are, you may prefer to pay homage to both parents (or at least do something cooler than swaying back and forth for 3:42). Good news: You don't have to do a father-daughter dance.
OK, so I danced with my dad (that's me with Bob), but I felt pressured into it (not by my dad, mind you). He's not big on dancing, and I thought it would feel a little strange to have 150 witnesses to the first time I ever danced with my dad as an adult. I would've preferred to perform a song with my dad. He's a guitar player, and I've been known to sing along to the classic rock tunes (all three of them) that he's constantly strumming at home. A performance to "Jumpin' Jack Flash," by the Rolling Stones, would have felt more us than a slow dance.
Related: 21 Wedding Dresses for Under $1,200My dad wasn't into the mini-concert idea so much, and Paul's mom seemed glad that she wasn't the only parent getting a dance alone with her child. (But I highly recommend the performance idea! It'll be much more enjoyable for your guests-if the performers are legitimately talented, that is.)
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Another way to pay tribute to both parents at your reception: Serve their favorite food (bonus points if you can surprise them with it!) and have your MC make an announcement. Or have a small cake for them and your groom's parents and let them have their own cake-cutting.
Are you planning on dancing with your dad at your wedding? Or do you think it's crappy that moms of brides (and dads of grooms) get the shaft? Would you do any of these alternative ideas?MORE FROM SAVE THE DATE: