Logistics of first dances

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

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Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Mrs2b2014:  I started a new song with my dad, I’d feel funny if he cut in on the first dance, maybe because we had a romantic song.  While DH was dancing with his mom I had my arm around my mom, it was a nice moment and added bonus we got a really cute photo of him and his mom dancing with me and my mom hugging in the background.  Maybe your FI could have a moment with his mom while you and your dad are dancing, so he’s still participating in a way?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

We did our first dance (full song) immediately after our grand entrance. Food lines were opened up after that, and about twenty or thirty minutes later I danced with my dad (half a song) and H danced with his mom after that. I would recommend doing something like this, but not doing the mother/son dance. 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve been to plenty of weddings where only the bride danced with her father. Do you have a DJ? If so, you can just tell them you’d like to segue from the father/daughter dance to a great party-starter and it won’t make anyone bat an eye. If no DJ and you’re doing an iPod mix, just have something like a group line dance cued! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Mrs2b2014:  ya I would have your dad cut into your first dance because the flow will be strange. I would just have our first dance and then have the father daughter dance. I honestly don’t think anyone is going to ask why you aren’t having a mother son dance if done that way

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I honestly don’t think anyone will notice. Doing parent dances aren’t a performance so much as a public display of affection (you’re not doing it for your guests’ sakes). When your first dance song ends, have the DJ announce that it’s time for the father-daughter dance, and your groom can lead you to your dad before stepping politely off the dance floor to watch. As that song ends, party starts (and you can grab the groom to join in again, or both wander off for a drink or to chat with people). No one will think ill of you or your groom/his mother at all! 

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