Post # 1
Ok… so I didn’t want to do a first dance at all but my mom has been pushing and now she’s got my fiance convinced that we should do one. 🙁
But I find them so awkward and I really don’t want people staring at us dancing awkwardly for an entire song, so we are going to have our parents cut in partway through and do a father/daughter and mother/son combo with our first dance. So this all will be ONE song. Any suggestions for something that isn’t sappy or turns creepy when we’re dancing with our parents?
Oh and I really hate dancing in front of people, so I’m probably going to drink a fair bit during dinner to prepare for this haha!
Post # 3
@Pinkmoon: We didn’t want any solo couple dances, not even for part of a song! We got the party rolling by having our first dance with our flower girl to her favorite band (1 Direction, she’s 11). Friends and family immediately joined in. Then we played a really crazy rap song that everyone in our families knows the words too.
When we were thinking about doing parent dances, we liked the idea of some Van Morrison songs as a nod to their generation.
Post # 4
@kenziemt: Jealous! That’s what I was planning, to just start dancing, but I got outvoted. I’ll check out Van Morrison though, thanks for the suggestion.
Post # 5
Yeah we started out with “our” song, then had it slide into You’ve got a Friend (James Taylor). We were best friends for so long, but we had my Dad and DH’s Mom cut in and dance with us then. Then almost at the end my Dad cut in on Darling Husband and his Mom… and said it’s nice to add a new friend to our family to Mother-In-Law. It just worked plus his mom is kind of a hippie and my dad loves james taylor.
Plus alot of those daddy/daughter mother/son songs were creepy sexual (cousin had Van Morrison dancing with her dad to Brown Eyed girl…just ew)
Post # 7
I asked my DJ to invite everyone to join us on the dance floor at the 1:45 mark of our first dance song as it is LONG and has a rather long instrumental break at that point. I figure it will cut down on the awkwardness.