(Closed) do you have to do a wedding party dance?

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 32
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ugh I was in one for my friend’s wedding and it was AW-FUL. We danced to the “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by that Hawaiian guy with the crazy last name that starts with K.. every member of the bridal party begged them not to. I hardly knew my partner- met him the night before- and it was so awkward. Longest 4 minutes ever.


No way am I subjecting my bridal party to one!

Post # 33
27 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

lolol so funny reading these comments.  I’m thinking about having everyone do a quick dance just as a finale to our dance, but now I’m having 2nd thoughts.  

Post # 34
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

don’t do one.  It’s generally awkward for all involved.  I have seen it done twice, once in Kansas and once in St Louis.  My husband & I had been dating for a couple years when he was the groomsman for the Kansas wedding.  The Bridesmaid or Best Man he was paired up with was actually getting ready to sing a song for the B&G, so she told him just to have me dance with him.  It was awkward for me, not being part of the wedding party & not knowing a soul there (and there was only 1 other person there my age besides the wedding party; the rest were much older family members) to be dancing during the wedding party song, but it would have looked awkward for him to be the only groomsman NOT participating in the wedding party dance.  I also would have felt awkward watching my SO dance with some girl I don’t know.  Not that it would have been a big deal, it just would have been awkward for both of us, I think.. for him to dance with a girl he doesn’t know & for me to watch them awkwardly sway together.

We didn’t do one at ours, our DJ didn’t even ask us about it, actually, but we weren’t planning to do one.  Everyone in our wedding party (well all but 3 of the 14) was either engaged or in a relationship, so we felt we’d spare everyone the awkwardness of slow dancing with a stranger with your significant other/fiance looking on in the background.. haha.  Everyone wants to get the festivities going; they don’t want to watch 1 more slow dance!

Post # 35
3423 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think they are a nice way to fill up the dance floor and get people to start to dance.

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