(Closed) Anybody skipping the parent dances??

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 3
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We didn’t have father/daughter or mother/son dances. The only specified dance we had was the bride & groom first dance. I did dance with my dad later during the reception, but it wasn’t spotlighted or anything like that, we were just two more people on the dancefloor.

We also didn’t have parent speeches. The only speeches were the toasts by the maid of honor and the best man.

Post # 5
3793 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We skipped it.  Having said that, we did pick a song that we knew Mr. DG and his mom would want to dance to together, but it wasn’t just them on the dance floor 🙂

Post # 6
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think FH will still be doing his mother/son dance but my father (baptist minister) does NOT dance. so i might either do a mother/daughter dance or just nothing at all. still not sure.

Post # 7
8 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

SO skipping the parent dances.  My parents are separated and relationships are awkward.  And we are also skipping parent toasts.  Brothers and sisters and maids and groomsmen can toast.  No parents.  It’s actually pretty common- most nice weddings that i have been to have let the parents simply be guests and enjoy the party without having to make embarassing or silly emotional speeches.  It’s much better this way, really.

Post # 8
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We’re not doing parent dances or first dances or anything because Fiance and I don’t enjoy dancing, him moreso than me, but I may convince him to dance at least once. I just don’t want the spotlight to be on that.

Post # 11
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No parent dances here, just a first dance for me and my man.  Parent dances are like every other tradition – take them or leave them depending on what feels right for you! 

Post # 12
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we are def. doing the father/daughter dance – but he is NOT doing the mother/son dance. my Mother-In-Law is very shy and she’s also going to be in a wheel chair at our wedding so it’s obviously out.

Post # 13
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would love to skip them because I’m too shy for it!  But my dad’s feelings would be hurt… 🙁 

Post # 14
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wish I could, but for starters my dad is very shy and 10months ago he had a stroke so now walks with a cane. I do not think he will be comfortable to do the dance, but that’s ok Because I’m so proud that he’s better and sooo happy that he can walk me down the isle! Luv my daddy!

Post # 15
1585 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re not doing any of the dances. We want our reception to be more of a party then anything formal!

Post # 16
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just me and the Fiance 🙂 His family doesn’t dance (unfortunately), and I don’t want to embarrass dad hehe 

I am planning on doing a funny surprise choreographed dance with my girls! 

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