Father/Daughter without Father

My Dad passed away in 2010 and I was thinking of doing something special during my wedding in place of the father/daughter dance. I thought I could run a video with pictures and video clips of my Dad and I with music in the background. Or maybe I could choose a song in rememberence of him and dance with my brothers. Or maybe do a mother/daughter dance.

There's so many ideas but it's hard to choose.

I was wondering if anyone else had their wedding without their father and what they did for the father/daughter part of the wedding.

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 11:54 am
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NicoleJuliette
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 I went to a wedding this past weekend where the mother of the groom has passed a few years back. When it came time for the dances, the groom and his sister lit a memorial candle near a picture of their Mom, then they danced together. It was so sweet and an awesome way to include her in the wedding!

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm
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 That's nice. I'm still trying to figure out what to do.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 7:25 pm
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My father passed in december, my brother was married last april and there is a video from his wedding where my dad gives a speech on love and marriage and love being eternal , I am going to play this video at some point during the wedding.

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 8:54 pm
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All of those sound like very lovely ideas, I don't think you can go wrong with a special remembrance. That viral video going around where the brother sings a song while all the special men, like uncles and the grandpa, dance with the bride is a tear jerker!

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPDXmbaXvgw 

here is a link to a video where the bride danced with her brothers and others since her dad had recently passed.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 7:13 am
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My dad also passed away in 2010. My FI's mother passed away 5 years ago. We are leaving a seat at the ceremony in remembrance of them and a candle will be lit at the reception. The death of my father still affects me drastically and I just don't want to be an emotional wreck so this is our alternative.
Posted on August 22, 2013 at 5:22 pm
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 I think all of these are such sweet ideas to remember a loved one who has passed away. You could even combine them and dance with your mom, or brothers, uncles, whomever you choose and have a slideshow with pictures of your dad playing in the background.

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm
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 Ugh! It hurt watching that video! I don't know how I will keep it together come time for my wedding. But that was really special. I do have a little bit of video and some pictures of my father that I'd probably make a slideshow like suggested above. It's such a sensitive topic still so I don't know what I'll do. Thanks for the advice and sharing your stories with me.

Posted on August 25, 2013 at 3:40 am
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I understand your pain. I lost my mother in 2009. so it was hard for me too. I did have a father daughter dance, but half way through the song i had my sisters to join in! it was beautiful! 

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 9:19 am

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