Post # 1
So my fiance and I are getting married in June 2014. We had our wedding party picked out but are having a few problems.. The best man which is one of my fiance’s brothers, cannot make the wedding because of military. So, we are trying to figure out what to do. My fiance wants to ask his dad to be a groomsman and his younger brother will step up and be the bestman. I think it is great that he wants to ask his dad, but I just have a little problem. My sister is my maid of honor and my bridesmaids are my 3 friends. None of my bridesmaids even know my fiances dad and I am worried that it will be awkward for them to dance with my fiance’s dad for the bridal party dance….I know that there does not have to be a bridal party dance, but I really want one. I am really confused on what we could do to work in having his dad as a groomsman! PLEASE GIVE ME SOME SUGGESTIONS!
Post # 3
Welcome to Weddingbee!
I was in a wedding where the groom’s grandfather was one of his groomsmen. It wasn’t awkward.
What do you mean by a bridal party dance?
Post # 4
i never heard of a bridal party dance. just pick who you want to be in the wedding party. whoever you match with can dance for the 2ish minutes and then they never have to touch again.
Post # 5
- Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas
I don’t see this being a big deal.
Post # 6
I would skip the bridal party dance, they are very awkward and uncomfortable. I had to do one for a wedding about 4 years ago and I got death stares ALL NIGHT LONG from the GF of the guy I had to dance with – even when I was dancing with my now H!!
Post # 7
@akriegel24: Just make sure that you don’t pick a really slow song. I am presuming that if you are old enough to be getting married, your BM’s are also old enough to be mature and graceful for one dance.
You could also have the B’s and groomsmen switch partners a few times during the bridal party dance.
Post # 8
Why would it be weird? I would wager that in most weddings there are members of the bridal party that have never met. Not like they’re going on a date. It’s a dance. Honestly, I’d just skip the bridal party dance, but if you really want one, then I don’t see why it would be any more awkward with his dad.
Post # 9
@akriegel24: If your sooon to be Father in Law isn’t super creepy, it won’t be a problem. They have several months to get know each other. Plan some casual events where the whole wedding party gets together. Doesn’t have to be a big deal; can just be pizza and a movie at someone’s house, or whatever.
Post # 10
@akriegel24: just don’t have a bridal party dance. it’s always sooo awkward, and i’ve hated doing it when i’ve been a bridesmaid. also between mother son dance, father daughter dance, and the couple’s first dance, i don’t think your guests are going to want to sit through another bridal party dance!
i think it’s cool he wants his dad – just cut the dance!
Post # 11
Is it more important to you to have a bridal party dance or more important that your fiance gets to pick his own groomsmen? Which will lead to fewer hurt feelings and less potential bitterness and resentment?