(Closed) Dance Vetoed

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could always have the song as background music during a specific moment of the ceremony or reception.  Maybe when you are walking down the aisle if you don’t want to use the traditional music?  I agree with you that I hate pushy DJs.  I thought I had made that point clear to my DJ that I didn’t want people to be forced to dance at our reception but I guess he didn’t get the memo because he started with the chicken dance after our first dance (ugh) and then proceeded to play every single group dance in existance!

Post # 4
Member
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve been to weddings that had a First Dance and the Father-Daughter dance without having any other dancing, so you could definitely still do that, although I’m not sure if the ‘convention’ of these would make you feel forced into dancing or not. :/

Have you considered an ipod reception? That way no pushy dj but you can still take the time to create a great playlist and have dancable songs and people can dance if they want. IMO all it takes is a few good social leaders to get others to follow and have fun on the dance floor.

Post # 6
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2641 posts
Sugar bee

Railroad, could you have your reception with the ipod.  Just let everyone start out dancing, but hen maybe a half hour into it, annoucne that you want to have a special dance with your dad?  then after a minute invite other dads and daughters?  That way it doesn’t just stand out as, “Hey why is Railroad danicng with her dad but there isn’t a dance with Mr. Railroad?”

Post # 7
Member
865 posts
Busy bee

I agree with tanya123

Post # 8
Member
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you should definitely have that moment with your father.  And I’m sure it’ll mean the world to him to dance with you on your big day.  I basically agree with Tanya123.  At some point I’d have the DJ say something to the effect that he’s playing this song for you and your father, and at the same time you can invite other father/daughters so you have only a handful of others around you.  And your photographer can get a bunch of amazing photo’s of the moment.

Post # 9
Member
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re not going to have “dancing” – the guests won’t dance, but we are  having a first dance and a bride/father dance, etc… I’ve seen this at several other weddings and it is fine.

Post # 10
Member
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I went to a wedding where there was only a father-daughter dance and no other dancing, including a first dance.  I don’t think anyone thought it was weird.  I certainly didn’t.

Post # 11
Hostess
16215 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Do you mind if I ask which song it is you love for your father?

Post # 12
Member
873 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re not having a dance.   However, we are both huge music fanatics, and music has played a very important part in our relationship.  Therefore, we are using our favourite lyrics as readings during the ceremony, and changing rock music into the recessional/processional.  Perhaps you could somehow work your dad-daughter song into the ceremony (depending on the song and style of ceremony).

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