(Closed) Father/Daughter dance BEFORE our first dance?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 3
4173 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@cali_cat:  No….you and your new husband are the hosts of the evening, it falls to you to “open” the dance floor….your DJ is failing to remember that little part.

Post # 4
3423 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve heard that the dinner is interupted for dances.  I guess it’s up to personal preference.  It’s not for me becasue the whole point of the first dance is to “start the party” and between you and Fiance.  Kinda defeate the puropse to have 1st dance with dad.  MOG can sit during dances, I don’t think that is a problem, pull up a chair for her.

Post # 5
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I have never been to a wedding where ANYONE dances before the bride and groom.
If I saw a bride dancing with her father before she danced with her husband, I’d be so confused – didn’t her dad “give her away,” doesn’t she have a wonderful new man in her life she’d rather dance with first?

Tell your DJ to keep the father daughter dance where it was, and simply skip the mother/son dance, which is what he should have reccomended in the first place.

Post # 6
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

That’s an odd thing for the DJ to suggest.  The first dance isn’t just the first between you and your groom, it’s the first dance of the evening.  At least that’s how I’ve always understood it.

At many weddings I’ve been to the first dance is done as soon as the couple enters the reception, followed by dinner.  The father daughter dance is done either between the first dance and dinner or it waits until after dinner around the time toasts are done.

Post # 9
2478 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

No…that sound redic

Post # 11
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

No way.  You and your new husband should dance first.

Post # 12
975 posts
Busy bee

I thnk you may have miss heard your DJ.  I’ve never heard of a father/daughter dance kickng off the reception. That’s strange.  Bride and Grooms do this, 100% of the time at weddings that I photograph.  You might want to double check with your DJ. That’s kinda odd.  Followed by the B&G should be father/daughter, then mother/son. 


B&G dance,

Cake Cutting


Father/Daughter Dance

mother/son dance


Bouquet/garter toss

More dancing.

This is how  my weddings typically go

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