Can Father/Daughter and Mother/Groom dancing take place at the same time?

posted 3 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 4
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve seen plenty of people do multiple dancing couples during the same song so no I don’t think this is weird at all.

Post # 5
5533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

My sis and BiL at their wedding to Louie Armstrongs “What a wondeful world”. It worked great. And wasnt so long and drawn out and awkward. 

Post # 6
918 posts
Busy bee

I actually thought it was normal for them to happen at the same time.  Even if it’s not, I don’t see why it would be a problem.  I think you should do it, especially given that they both love the same song.

Post # 7
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

To @Waitingbee57:  Etiquette Snob here… lol

Absolutely you can.

At a Wedding it is the Bride & Groom who open the Dance Floor (a gesture of Etiquette typically made by the Hosts or in this case the “Guests of Honour”).  Many times a B&G will dance alone… BUT they do have the option to invite others to join them whenever they wish.

The Dances you are describing are the “Secondary Dances” and therefore the rules around them are much more fluid.

It may be appropriate tho that the Emcee announce the Dance(s)… so that the entire room doesnt get up and Dance as they arent aware that these are part of a featured event.

Hope this helps,


Post # 9
465 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We got all of the “dances” done in one dance! I began the song with my dad, my husband began with his mom, (my mom and his dad danced at the beginning as well), and partway through the song, we swapped and danced with each other. It was fun, worked for us!

Post # 10
1590 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My friend did that. I love the idea but FI didn’t want to.

Post # 12
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Yes certainly.  At my wedding we did a father/daughter dance, then after about a verse my husband asked his mom to dance.  I dont’ think that a mother/son dance is a traditional thing, so I don’t see why it was a big deal.

Personally, I love to dance, so I like to get the dance floor open to all the guests as soon as possible.  Do so by cutting down the number of songs hwere everyone has to stand around watching you dance.

Post # 13
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sunsetchristy:  I LOVE that! That’s what I wanted to do, but DH shot it down…

Post # 14
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wanted to do that, but my Dad said he had been wating for that moment for 17 years and didn’t want to share it with anyone…sigh.  However, it was really cute that toward the end of my dance with my Dad, he went and got my husband to dance with me instead, sort of a symbolic gesture of acceptance and what not.

Post # 16
3250 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Waitingbee57:  We did this at our wedding, it was fine and there was less time with people standing around watching us.

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