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The Father Daughter Dance

Wednesday 15th March 2017

February weddings for us stood for fathers ????, food ????, fitness ????, and flowers ????.

We have read some fantastic February blogs by other amazing wedding bands from our Tailored Entertainment family (did you know that a two-hour show for a musician can burn up to 1500 calories?!? - 'The Full House'), so are feeling fully inspired to 'spring' in to March (get it?). Somehow, summer seems to be right around the corner once again, and we are excited. Sun please!

We thought that we would write a little segment about the special, secret, seldom-seen, pearl of the wedding reception; the Father Daughter Dance.

He's the proudest man in the room. She is still his little girl. He may have walked her up the aisle, but he doesn't want to give her up just yet.

Having a Father Daughter Dance is a special time to celebrate family, an emotional hand-over and protective nod to the Groom, and it also gives the Bride a little more lime light. Win-win. This tends to be a song from 'Dad's era', and as a band, it can sometimes be even more special to perform than a couple's first dance. It's a lovely moment to consider including before your party really kicks off, but don't worry if you've got two left feet, there are plenty of dance experts able to help make this dance extra special - check out Wedding Day Dance to help you choreograph the perfect routine!

Here are 10 songs that make the perfect Father Daughter Dance:

1. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

2. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor

3. My Girl - The Temptations

4. I'll Be There - Jackson 4

5. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

6. You're My Best Friend - Queen

7. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

8. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John

9. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

10. Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles

And for fun... Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

We hope this list has given you some ideas! Are you welling up yet? We are. Just to wrap up... here are 5 rules to be guided by for a successful dad dance:

1. If you feel uncomfortable about the concept, don't do it! It's not imperative and your dad WILL still love you. If you feel uneasy, it will look uneasy.

2. Read through the lyrics! You don't want anything inappropriate when your guests are focussed on you and you could hear a pin drop. Awkward.

3. Go light-hearted and upbeat, or emotive and slow. It depends on your own personal relationship with your father, and whatever you are both comfortable with! Don't be afraid to pick a song that only you both know.

4. Nobody wants to feel left out. Do invite your mother in. Your brother. Your in-laws. Your dog. This special moment is all about family!

5. It does not have to be cringey! It can be fun and silly. Think outside the box and ultimately have a great time, even if you're not just a daddy's girl. Embrace the time for your parents to shine and feel loved on your big day.

That's all folks!

Here's to spring ????????

Love Chartz x

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