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Father & Daughter Dance

I don't know that this would be the right board to post this question on.  My question is, I need ideas for the father/daughter dance.  My dad is in a wheelchair and can not move from his neck down.  I don't want to skip it, I want to do something for him though.  I have thought about sitting on his lap but that wouldn't work. Any ideas would really help!!

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  • My fathers been handicapped for years also. The Father/Daughter dance has always been hard for me to watch at wedding receptions (...emotionally...) so we are just going to skip it.
    We might also skip the "formal" Mother/Son dance to help make the lack of Father/Daughter dance less obvious (FI's suggestion). I'm sure he will dance with her at some point during the reception.
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    [QUOTE]I don't know that this would be the right board to post this question on.  My question is, I need ideas for the father/daughter dance.  My dad is in a wheelchair and can not move from his neck down.  I don't want to skip it,<strong> I want to do something for him though. </strong> I have thought about sitting on his lap but that wouldn't work. Any ideas would really help!!
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    Have you talked to him about this?  It may be far more important to you than it is for him?  No offense.  I would ask him what he wants to do.  Maybe he has a great idea for a new father/daughter tradition?  Or maybe he wants to skip this whole spotlight moment entirely.
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  • Agreed - I know my father would love to do the dance but there is just no way :(
    To even attempt it or call it out would be too emotional for us and our families. The worst thing we can do is make the disability more obvious so I think in the end we'll just skip over it (it will probably reduce a lot of our stress on the situation, actually).

    I would love to come up with some new idea but haven't thought of anything yet... if you have any please let me know!
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  • I went to a wedding where the mother of the groom had been injured and was stuck in a wheelchair, and they did the dance anyway.  The groom did a sort of graceful pulling/pushing her chair by the handles and spinning around the floor, I don't think anyone thought it was anything but sweet, so that's always an option!
  • This may be sexist, but for some reason a man pushing his mum around a bit is sort of sweet and appealing, while a bride doing it to her dad seems somewhat sad and offputting. I have absolutely no idea why, but that's my honest opinion.

    I do love the idea of having the DJ dedicate a song to your dad from you that means a lot to you!
  • I would still the do the dance cause it is your special moment and if that is what you would like or even play a special song to you both and stroll across the dance floor because some wedding when the father daughter dance so does the son and mother
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