(Closed) Anybody skipping the parent dances??

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I am skipping the wedding party and the parent dances. Might have our first dance and then the party. 🙂

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Me too!  I am skipping those so we can just let loose.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are having the dinner and dancing in separate areas of our reception site… we are skipping all special dances except for our first dance… This way the guests don’t get bored. I do plan on the band playing a song that my dad and I will both meet up for and dance to- it just wont be announced and people wont have to clear the dance floor!

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yep, I want to skip the parent dances. It seems like it takes a long time and people get bored. Plus, my dad and I are both really shy and it would just be embarrassing for us. I need to ask Future Mother-In-Law about the mother/son dance. If it means a lot to her, that’s fine if they dance, but my dad and I are sitting it out.

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Amy's Manor

Like Mrs. DG we are planning to skip it but pick a song that Frogger can dance with his mom to…just not as the only ones on the dance floor. My dad passed away and although my stepdad and I are close, it just didn’t seem completely fitting for us to do the dad/daughter dance so we figured this is the best solution for us. I think you should definitely do what fits best for you as a couple. People will be having such a great time, they will never notice if certain “traditions” have been omitted. 🙂

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Me, me, me! I find them to be tacky!

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Question: I’m not from the USA, and in my country we do a first dance of the couple and then a dance with two couples: father of the bride and bride, and mother of the groom and groom… from what I’ve been reading it seems that in the US they’re separate? one father-daughter and one mother-son? what’s the tradition?

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

I think if you and your Fiance and your parents wouldn’t mind–it’s totally fine to skip the dances.  I wanted to skip them completely, but I knew it would offend my Mother-In-Law.  We kept in the groom-MIL dance, but I didn’t do anything (I don’t have a relationship with my dad and he wasn’t invited). 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We skipped it! My dad doesn’t dance and my Mother-In-Law is pretty shy, so we skipped the father/daughter & mother/son dance all together.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We planned to skip it.  In the end, I did dance with my Dad and he danced with his Mom but we didn’t designate special songs or make a big deal out of it because none of us are really “dance” people.  It was really nice that way and no one was stressed about it.  I say if it happens, it happens but don’t worry about planning it as “a moment”.

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am skipping it. First off, my parents don’t dance and I think that it would be awkward for them. AND I don’t want people staring at me longer then they need to!

Post # 28
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is one of the things I’m most looking forward to! I can’t wait to dance with my dad, and my Father-In-Law, and my fiance’s grandpa (I don’t have any left) and tons of my uncles! I don’t know about having a special song for it, though. That seems a little much. I guess it depends on your personality, but you do what feels most comfortable and what will be comfortable for everyone else. 

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are skipping the parent dances and parent speeches.  Do what you feel is right for you.  Personally, I find those dances a bit boring to ‘watch’/sit through as does my Fiance so we picked skip!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I havent comfirmed everything with the DJ yet but I think I’m thinking of doing the same thing as Azula.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah, we’re skipping them. Fiance and I will be the only ones with a spotlighted dance.

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