- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
Here we go: I am a classically trained ballet dancer of 10years and my parents are avid ballroom dancers. My FI and I have a beautifully choreographed Waltz for our 1st dance and my Father and I are performing a choreographed Foxtrot for the father/daughter. While we are looking forward to our dances, I need to be sensitive to my FMIL. My FMIL suffers from poor health (arthiritis, poor circulation and a lot water weight swelling) and is not able to ambulate very well, let alone dance.
We want to find a way that my FMIL can be honored for her role in FI’s life without making her uncomfortable. She really loves dancing and all the dancing TV shows but just can’t move around that well, and doesn’t want to do a mother/son in front of our guests after the other dances. Can anyone think of an alternative to a mother/son dance that will honor her at our reception without making her move a whole lot? She can walk and get around, its just somewhat slow and she is often in pain.
I have heard of a rose presentation ‘ceremony’ or something but I don’t really know how it works or if it would be appropriate. Also FMIL mentioned trying to pull aside FI later in the evening to have their own slowdance once the dance floor is full but if possible, I think its important for her to have her own moment in the spotlight with her son.
Please help, thanks hive!