(Closed) Father/Daughter Dance

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Alternatively you could do a father/daughter and mother/son dance together. Just do one song with both of you dancing. I think it would be weird having just a mother/son dance, so combining them might be a good way to satisfy both groups.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

caithe!!!! You are a MIND READER. I was just signing on to post this exact question. My dad HATES dancing. So do I. Plus, I just feel awkward about the idea of dancing with my dad. I’ve never -ever- seen him dance, and the idea of forcing him out there on the floor with me makes me squirm.

I’ve thought about the idea of doing something like hisMrs suggests, but that doesn’t really solve the problem for me. I want to find a way to have a touching, father/daughter moment with my dad without making both of us feel funny.

So far I haven’t had any lightbulbs go off, but I’ll let you know when/if one does. In the meantime, I’ll be monitoring this thread like a stalker!

Post # 5
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222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I just had an idea… 🙂 What about doing a father/daughter and mother/son picture slideshow instead. That way you can still honor two amazing people in your life without having to dance. You can still have the sappy f/d and m/s songs playing if you wanted.

 Good luck you guys! 

Post # 6
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Newbee

Or a toast? Maybe just have each of you toast to your parent(s)? That way you get to show/say how much they mean to you without getting on a dance floor.

Post # 7
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah i thought father/daughter and mother/son dances are very strange to me too!!  I know my dad would feel weird dancing with me and i haven’t even seen him dance in my life!   So we are doing f/d and m/s dance together for like 1 minute cause i know my pain in the butt Mother-In-Law wants to do a dance with her one and only son (gag!).  I think its just weird to dance with your dad or mom especially those mothers who dance with their sons.  its just freakin weird!  i don’t understand it at all. 

Post # 8
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I’m dancing with my step dad to a more upbeat song so it’s not sappy slow, but we’ll both get to awkwardly bop around the dance floor for a minute.  I’d prefer not to do it, but my Future Mother-In-Law also insists on dancing with her baby, and I’m all OCD about things being balanced so I know I have to dance too 🙂 The song is Daughter – Loudon Wainwright (27 Dresses soundtrack)

Post # 9
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Newbee

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>hisMRS – I think that is an AWESOME alternative. I’ve never heard of any one doing that in lieu of the dance, but <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>caithe, I agree that something like that would be totally appropriate and even more touching than the dance itself!

 Cheers!

Post # 10
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Haha!  I actually like the F/D and M/S dances, but I can 100% understand how some people think it’s a little strange….especially if they don’t like to dance in the first place!

Just my opinion…I think it would seem odd if you had a M/S dance without the F/D dance.  BUT, I don’t think you should do something you’re not comfortable with just for the sake of somebody else.  Maybe you could compromise?  I went to a wedding where there was no "official" M/S dance, but 1/2 way through the reception, the groom dedicated a song to his mother.  He danced with his mom during the song, and other people were dancing too, so although it was a sweet gesture and his mom LOVED it, it was less obtrusive if you know what I mean.

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