Daughter Wedding Songs
As a father prepares to ceremonially give his daughter
in marriage to her husband, many thoughts must race
through his mind. At the forefront of this occasion,
the father focuses on the pride he must feel as he shares
one last dance with his precious daughter before she
becomes the jewel of another man, her husband.
of the father daughter wedding dance is not to be overlooked
because at many weddings, right after the father and
daughter finish dancing, the groom takes his rightful
place at her side, symbolically supplanting the father
as protector and provider.
This dance is a bittersweet
moment for both father and daughter, as the father has
seen his daughter grow into the beautiful woman standing
before him, yet every parent struggles with the thought
of losing their children to adulthood, especially fathers
with their daughters.
For the bride, she clearly is
saddened by the fact that she must leave the protection
of her father and mother and venture out into the “real
world,” yet she is elated because she will be
making that journey with her new husband. The father
daughter dance is steeped in tradition and will no doubt
continue as long as weddings do.