(Closed) Bride & Dad dance same time as Groom & Mom dance..Weird??

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2253 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@TexasTheta90:  I think it’s super sweet and sentimental!

Post # 4
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@TexasTheta90:  in all honesty, opt out of it. Just go for yours and your DHs first dance and call it good! My dad and I aren’t close, so I won’t have one. If he wants to pull me aside and have one, so be it, but it won’t be planned. I’ll actually be quite amazed if he even shows up.

eta: I’m sorry if that came off rude. I’m being grouchy with work drama. Its like elementary school in here. Anyways, if you don’t feel the need to have one, just opt out of it. But if you choose to keep it, go for it as a dbl dance as you’ve stated. I believe that’s how my sis in laws went and it was just fine.  


Post # 5
2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@laken.oliver:  +1

All these so-called traditions are optional. Don’t have anything that’s awkward at your wedding.

Post # 6
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@TexasTheta90:  My friend just did that at her wedding!  She didn’t want it to be just her and her stepdad out there, so her groom and his mom danced at the same time.

It was nice.  🙂  Do it.  Or don’t.  Your call.  😉

Post # 10
7112 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve seen this done and I actually perfer it this way. Because those dances are usually pretty boring, so they’re better put together. I’m actually cutting the parent dances all together! Neither my dad nor his mom are dancers, so it just didn’t make sense for us!

Post # 14
938 posts
Busy bee

We are doing the same thing–the dances consecutively. Fiance wanted to opt out completely, but I suggested he ask his mother how she felt first. She was keen for the dance (despite not liking much attention), so we’re including it, and they will dance at the same time I am dancing with my mom (only child, she was a single parent, I won’t have her never get to dance at her kid’s wedding).

We are going to ask the DJ to edit the song down to 2 minutes or less to make it less boring, but frankly, my entire reception has been designed to make it fun for our guests (almost no toasts, no boring sit down dinner, open bar, great DJ) so if they don’t like taking5 minutes out of the evening to watch me and my Fiance dance, and watch us dance with the two most important people in our lives, too bad.

Post # 16
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

I never even thought of having both dances at the same time, that would be pretty cool! Wish I had thought of that. My father daughter dance was a little awkward; don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my dad and have a great relationship with him but he considers himself a but of a dance king and kept trying to show off. It wouldn’t been nice to have more people on the dance floor to serve as a distraction!

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