Wedding Music & Dancing: Father Daughter Dance Required at Wedding Reception?

Q:

My father passed away a few years ago and I don't have any brothers. I'm concerned about the father-daughter dance at my wedding. Should I ask my father in law to dance with me? It just doesn't feel right.

A:

These days, few people adhere to all the wedding traditions. It's perfectly acceptable to add or omit any event that you choose. If you don't have a grandfather, uncle or other male relative you feel close enough to share this dance with, then just skip it. Another idea is to dance with your mom, maybe to a song that was special to your father.


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