Post # 1
I haven’t been to many weddings, which makes planning mine a little harder. For all purposes wedding, I have no father.
I want to do a mother/daughter dance with my mom because she raised me alone.
Fiance is doing mother/son dance with his mom as well.
My question is…what about his father? will he feel left out? if there a dance for the father-in-law usually at wedding?
Should I combine the mother/son and mother/daughter dance to be one dance where he dances with is mom and i dance with mine at the same time?
Post # 3
I’m not doing a father in law or mother in law dance. That’s just to much for my liking but to each her own so do what you think will make everyone feel comfortable.
Post # 4
That’s the hard part. I just want everyone to be happy! And I’m afraid if I ask him he will say yes just because he thinks it’s what I want! Personally, I wanna dance with my hubby and my mom and that’s it! I’m not much for dancing.
Post # 5
I haven’t been to any wedding where the father in law was included in any type of dance, but it’s your wedding so if you would like to add something go for it.
In regards to combining the mother/son and mother/daughter dance, I would talk to your Future Mother-In-Law about this. I know a lot of woman who look forward to this and you might be stepping on her toes by combining the dances, but it all depends on you FMIL’s personality.
Post # 6
good point. I think I’ll keep the mother dances separate.
Post # 7
Both of my parents are deceased, so I really wanted to cut all parent dances. Howver, my Fiance really wanted to do a mother/son dance. He didn’t want his Dad to feel left out, and we are getting married on father’s day weekend and Future Father-In-Law is really jazzed about “getting a daughter for father’s day” so we are going to do a father’s days dance, which I will start with Future Father-In-Law and then ask other father/daughters and father/wives to join us.
But this is your wedding, and I don’t think your Future Father-In-Law will feel too left out if he doesn’t get his own dance. Maybe you can make sure you get a dance in with him at some point during the night, but don’t make it a “everyone stops dancing and stares at you” thing.
Post # 8
Ms.terrapin: i think that is good advice. i’m going to do 3 dances. me and my man. my man and his mom. and me and my mom. and that’s that! i’m worrying about nothing!
Post # 9
This has me thinking if i should do one with my Father-In-Law.
my fi mom passed away so we were goign to do a father/daughter dance
he was going to dance with my mom for the son and mother dance. i dont want his dad to feel left out. maybe i could do a FIL/DIL dance?
Post # 10
My Fi is having a groom/mother dance and im having a sister/brother dance because I dont have a father, I love the idea of having a double dance with my mom and him and his mom