- 3 years ago
My dad and I are doing a “surprise” dance during our father/daughter dance at the reception. We’re going to start out normally with a nice slow dance, then the DJ will cut the music and put on our medley of “Gangnam Style, Sexy & I Know it, and Single Ladies”. We have hired a local dance instructor to help us choreograph something, and it’s going to be awesome!
I had planned to do 3 dances:<br />– the Bride/Groom first dance<br />- The “parent” dance (we have 7 parents between us, 4 men, 3 women so we’d each dance a portion of a song with each parent except for my dad so it’s even and each parent would get their own special moment)<br />- The father/daughter dance.
The father/daughter dance would be slow for a minute or 2, then switch to our fast paced-surprise dance (that FI doesn’t know about, and I would really like to keep it a surprise). But he had been planning to dance with his mom during the father/daughter dance (this is normal in our area), and when he brought it up I didn’t really have a good reason for him not to dance with his mom at the same time as I dance with my dad!
It would be really nice for him and his mom to have a special dance, and I don’t want to be a brat and say “No, I want a special dance all alone with my dad. You can dance with your mom at the same time as all the other parents”, even though it will make sense after, but I’ll look really bratty and like I think my relationship with my dad is more important than his relations his with his mom until the wedding day. So my question is: should I have him and his mom dance at the same time as us, then when the DJ cuts to our mix they will just kind of move aside (will this make them look left out?), or should I have Fi and his mom dance alone to their own song?
We don’t have a big program during the reception (no bouquet or garter toss), just a slideshow and one other “couples dance” that includes every other couple attending the reception, so we could easily add another song for just FI and his mom to dance to, I’m just not sure which one would work better. And that will be a LOT of dances! What do you think?
Thanks in advance!