Post # 1
Have any of you figured out a nice way to pay tribute to your parents or to honor them at the wedding? Our parents celebrate their 30th and 31st wedding anniversaries this year, and I think it would be neat to do something to recognize the strength of their marriages and the role models that they are for us.
I was thinking it would be cute to play a song for them and have them both do their own dance together (at the same time), but I know no one wants to watch ANOTHER dance, nor do I think they want the spot light on them. Maybe they could start out a slow song, and the DJ could recognize them, and then invite others to join (or do it when others are on the dance floor already and just dedicate the song to them). I think it would be cool to play both of their first dance songs, but again, I’m not sure how to work that in. Another idea I had was after we do our thank you toast to everyone for coming, we dedicate their first dance songs to them, and they can just play in the background while everyone is finishing dinner or something…
Post # 3
invite them up to dance, then have everyone join in 30 seconds into the song.
Post # 4
@NavyBride2013: Do you know for sure that they are the couples who will be the longest married at your wedding?
If so, you could do an anniversary dance that is basically rigged for them to win.
You invite all married couples to dance, then slowly eliminate by asking :
anyone married less than 6 hrs to leave the dance floor- meaning the bride and groom
married less than 1 yr, 5 yrs, 10 yrs etc. until only couples married 30 years and over are left.
You then present a prize to each of your parents.
Post # 5
Maybe you the DJ say something nice acknowleding each couple and you can give MOB and MOG a rose and a hug or something. It would be short, sweet, and to the point…without making them do a full dance or something. I am actually doing @julies1949 idea knowing my grandparents will be the last couple up there. My way of giving them that credit in a subtle-ish way, and my grandmother will get my throwaway bouquet since i am not doing a bouquet toss