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How To Pick A Song For Your Father-Daughter Dance At Your Wedding

By: Natalie Beck

Sometimes it can be hard to pick one Father-Daughter Dance song for you wedding that really encompasses how you and your dad feel about each other. He’s your hero. You’re his little girl. You both have so many memories of you growing up. The first time you rode a bike on your own. The first time you planted your little feet and wouldn’t back down in an argument against him. The first time you realized that there was a possibility that he may just know what he’s talking about. The first time he realized that you knew what you were talking about. And now you’re all grown up and getting married. There are a lot of emotions and memories that will be floating around your minds in the space of that one song.

When thinking about the song you want to use for the Father-Daughter Dance, a great place to start is to do a web search. There are a lot of websites that you can go to that have a list of the most popular songs for the Father-Daughter Dance. Just reading through the titles can bring tears to your eyes. The most popular songs for this special dance are so popular for a very good reason. Every one of them encompass the feelings of love, pride and admiration that a father and daughter feel for one another. Any of these songs are always a wonderful choice.

If sentimentality isn’t something you and your dad are comfortable with, or you just don’t think you’d be able to handle such deep emotions one more time on your wedding day without bursting into tears, think about doing something different. Some fathers and daughters choose to do something other than a classic slow dance for their Father-Daughter Dance. Think back over the years. Is there a song that your dad really loves, or a song that represents something you and your dad both really enjoy? If you and your dad share a love of the ocean or are avid surfers, maybe a Father-Daughter Dance to an old 1960’s surf song. Maybe there’s a song from that school play back in high school that he helped you practice for hours? Or maybe he’s an Elvis man. There are a lot of different songs and styles of music that can be just as touching and sentimental as a classic Father-Daughter Dance song. It doesn’t have to be a slow song to be just as much of a reflection of your love and admiration of one another.

Taking a few dance lessons to put a little bit of polish on some rusty dancing shoes can be a lot of fun for both of you. With a little bit of practice, you and your dad can turn a classic Father-Daughter Dance song into a beautiful waltz, or you can have a whole routine built around his favorite classic rock song.

No matter what kind of song you and your dad use for the Father-Daughter Dance at your wedding, the most important thing is for you and your dad to enjoy yourselves and really cherish this special moment that you have to spend together.

Some favorite Father-Daughter dance songs:
* My Girl (The Temptations)
* Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
* Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
* Unforgettable (Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole)
* The Wind Beneath My Wings (Bette Midler)
* My Dad (Paul Petersen)
* Hero (Mariah Carey)
* Butterfly Kisses (Bob Carlisle)
* Times of Your Life (Paul Anka)
* A Song For My Daughter (Steve Moser, Mikki Viereck, Ray Allaire)
* Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John)
* The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
* Have I Told You Lately (Rod Stewart)
* Because You Loved Me (Celine Dion)
* My Heart Will Go On (Celine Dion)
* Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
* What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
* Through The Years (Kenny Rogers)
* Daddy’s Hand (Holly Dunn)
* Daddy’s little Girl (Kippi Brannon)
* Daddy’s Girl (Peter Cetera)
* Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof – Sndtrk)
* Lullabye (Billy Joel)
* A Whole New World (Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
* How Do You Fall In Love (Alabama)
* Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
* Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
* Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Gigi)
* Father’s Eyes (Amy Grant)
* Friends (Elton John)
* In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel)

Learning to dance is the same as learning any new skill. It takes patience and practice. Unlike other skills though, dancing is fun at every stage.

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Integrating Cultures With Wedding Invitations And Themes

By: Amy Carter

Your wedding should be a celebration of you and your fiancé’s love and the seamless union of your cultures.  Often, this can be a difficult task as the religious aspect of your traditions and cultures don’t always mesh together.  To best combine cultures pick those elements that you love and integrate those details into your wedding invitations, reception décor, even your wedding dress and bridal party attire.

A delicate mix

Combining cultures as you plan your wedding isn’t always easy.  It is important that you, your fiancé and your families are comfortable with the things you are including and those elements you are leaving behind.  There is no automatic ‘right’ answer, just knowing that you are going to have a wedding experience that is uniquely your own.  From your wedding invitations to the reception, you should think about intertwining your personal cultural customs and traditions that will suit you.

Picking the right elements

While it is important to include elements from both of your cultures, you should also be aware of the impact of these elements.  Including too many elements, customs and traditions can often be just too much to handle.  Not only will you have your hands full with planning and organizing, but too many things can decrease the significance of any one thing.  You don’t want to have a confusing ceremony or a reception that feels like a multicultural circus.  Choose just a few things to pepper into your ceremony and reception and you’ll have a tasteful and interesting ceremony.

Start with a well-composed wedding invitation

Your wedding invitation is a great place to start your cultural combining.  Since it is a small in size you’ll be forced to choose some essential pieces from both cultures to showcase.  Your wedding invitation is also a great place to include a note about the cultures you are highlighting and the significance of those cultures to you and your fiancé.

Including elements not necessarily from your culture

There are thousands of wedding traditions and customs that you may choose to use in your ceremony and reception.  These elements can have significance in other cultures; they can just be interesting and stylish touches for you. Pick a Celtic knot or a lucky Chinese red for your wedding invitations.  Dress your bridesmaids in traditional Lehnga Choli for your bridesmaids for an unexpected and fashionable touch.  Your imagination and vision is your only limitation.  A classic Jewish tradition, the yicud, when the bride and groom spend a few moments together privately before the reception, is a great idea in any culture.

What is right for your wedding?

There is no black and white answer to what is the absolute right fit for you and your wedding.  Make sure you have an idea in your head about what you must include and what you can live without.  Discuss this with your fiancé and make sure you’re on the same page with regard to the important details – wedding invitation, ceremony, reception accents, etc.  Also keep an eye out for trends.  You just might be able to have a wedding that is culturally significant to you and stylish beyond your dreams.

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About the Author
Amy Carter is a former wedding and event planner with lots of great tips, tricks and advice to make your wedding spectacular. Check out MyExpression.com for great wedding invitations. You’ll also find a great selection of stylish theme wedding invitations, wedding announcements and wedding stationery.

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