(Closed) Don’t want to do a father/daughter dance -advice??

posted 11 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Can you dance with your mom?  I’ve heard of bees doing that, and if she’s the one who raised you and who you feel close to, it makes perfect sense to me.  I actually feel a little bad that I’ll only be dancing with my dad, as the man, and not having a dance with my mother who’s just as important (maybe we’ll sneak one in later).

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, I’ve been to weddings where the bride dances with her mom, and I think it’s touching.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think dancing with your mom is a nice idea. Also potentially if you are close to FI’s dad you could dance with him.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

@sunbride11:I don’t see what one has to do with the other. Either she wants to dance with her son or not! Why does she care what you are doing?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@sunbride11:  What about dancing with your Father-In-Law while your hubby and Mother-In-Law dance?  

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

what if you dance with your Father-In-Law or do you have a young boy/flower girl in your wedding party that you can dance with

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@sunbride11: I think it wouldn’t be weird at all to dance with your mom.  If you feel awkward, you can always do a faster dance, as opposed to a stand and sway.  It just seems to me like the whole point is dancing to have a moment with and honor a person that brought you to this point.  And if you dance with Future Father-In-Law or someone else, when your mother is sitting right there, just because she happens to be female…well I personally feel like that defeats the purpose.  At least if the purpose is doing something equivalent to the mother-son dance.

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@sunbride11:

It’s all about what you’re comfortable with, but FWIW, I would be really touched to see a bride dance with her mom.  I think it’s sweet and lovely.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have this same problem, except it is with HIS mom and not my dad.  Here’s our solution.  We will do two dances:

1st:  Me and my dad doing a traditional father-daughter dance.

2nd:  Parent-switch dance, where I will be dancing with HIS dad, and he will be dancing with MY mom.

That way there isn’t just one dance with me and my dad, and all of our parents (that are in our lives) will get to dance with one of us.  Maybe you could do something similar?  If you just wanted to have one dance, maybe you could start out the dance with your Fiance and his mom, and then your man could switch his mom for your mom, and you and his dad could enter the dance floor at that time too.

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