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

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am doing a father/bride and groom/mother combo dance

It is different and is done in half the time……

Post # 18
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did ours together and it was fine. We used Art of Dying – I Will Be There which is rather non-traditional, but it worked for us. Not too sappy.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We did this and it was perfect! I didn’t want to bore our guests and neither my dad or his mom love attention on them so it worked out perfectly. Go for it!

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TexasTheta90:  I am on the hunt for a joint song as well, because I want the party to get started as soon as possible, but still want this tradition. I discovered the song ‘Child of Mine’ by Carole King, and I love it! I’m waiting to hear FI’s take, and that might be the winner for us!

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We did ours separately, and although I am glad we did for many months we did consider doing them together. I just couldn’t find a song that meant enough to both of us.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TexasTheta90:  I saw this at a wedding once and actually thought it was very sweet and a great time saver!

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did both dances at the same time too.  These dances always bore me and I did’t want to make guests sit through them.  We did The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell.  I think it referenced “him” but only once or twice.  We both really liked the song.

Another good one would be “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” mix by Isreal IZ.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Were Opting out of those dances. However if you wish to do them, yes i would say same time is just fine. People hate sitting thru all those dances!

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@TexasTheta90:  I agree with you that having an endless run of dances that people are supposed to watch is totally boring.  I think that your idea of combining is a good one.  The way we do this in my family is that it starts out as the father-daughter dance, then after a verse or so the groom asks his mom to dance.  Sometimes an astute father of the groom – after another verse or so – will ask the mother of the bride to dance.  This whole arrangement makes it much less boring and awkward and let’s you get on to opening the dance floor!

The other option I’d consider in your case is skipping these dances all together.  If they arent’ important to your parents, I don’t think anyone will notice if you skip it.  It’s similar to skipping the boquet and garter toss.  You think it’s going to be a big deal, but it’s really not.  

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did both at the same time and used “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by IZ. It was perfect!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We combined ours and it worked out very nicely. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did ours combined too! I felt awkward enough during our first dance, didn’t really want to do it twice! We danced to Jason Mraz 100000 miles.

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