- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
I’m hoping some of you can give me some guidance about an idea I’ve been toying with.
I grew up with my mom. She was a single parent and my best friend. A few months before we got engaged, she lost her battle with sage IV breast cancer. It’s a huge priority to me to honor her on my wedding day. We’re going to put a flower on one of the front row seats to symbolize all relatives that couldn’t be with us and we’re going to have a floating candle under the chuppah (Jewish wedding cannopy… the parents usually stand under it with the couple during the ceremony).
Now I have also been toying with the idea of a dance at the reception to honor her. I had always envisioned doing a mother daughter dance so it would sort of be in place of that. I’d like to use “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood. It’s the perfect song. I only have 1 other relative on her side, an uncle that I get along with but am not THAT close with. I don’t feel comfortable dancing with him during that song, so I was thinking of dancing with my FI to that song and having the DJ announce the significance. What do you think? As a guest, would you find this weird? Unnecesary? Annoying (just another dance to sit through…)? Would it seem redundant for just my FI an I to dance (since we’re doing a separate first dance together too?) Perhaps we dance, just the two of us for a minute or so, then the dj invites the rest of our family up to dance (fiance’s parents, siblings and their SO’s, my aunt and uncle, etc.)?
If you have any other ideas on how to tweak my current idea, I would really apprecite it as well! Thanks SO much!!!