Post # 1
My parents will be celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary right before our wedding. I would really like to incorporate that into our wedding somehow. I wanted to do the anniversary dance at our reception but decided against it. My main reason for not doing it is because of my grandma, I think it’ll make her sad. They would be married for 55 years if my grandpa were still alive. Another reason is because FI’s parents are divorced.
How could I do something special for them? Maybe a dance dedicated to them and their marriage?
Post # 3
maybe you could play their first dance song just for them, it’s subtle and you don’t have to announce it, but you and your parents will know the meaning
Post # 4
I think if you surprised them with their “first dance” song and announced that they were celebrating their 30th anniversary, they would really love it. They don’t need to dance by themselves (unless of course they would be into that), but you can just make it a special dance sometime during the evening.
Post # 5
i think this is incredibly thoughtful of you and would be so special for your parents. i like @bree72’s suggestion – you can just hvae it announced during a song but it doesn’t have to be just them dancing by themselves.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! I think that is what we will do. My dad would not like dancing by themselves so we’ll play their song and maybe have the dj make an announcement.
Post # 7
What a nice thing to do! I heard someone suggest that they have a dance with all the couples on floor and then one by one the DJ/ Band asks couples to sit, who’ve been together less than 10, 15, 20 years (so on and so forth).
I don’t remember who suggested it, but I am sure it was on this site. That might be a nice way to incorporate many couples but also have it be something special for your parents.
Post # 8
I also, am brainstorming ways to incorporate my parent’s anniversary which is the day after our wedding. I was thinking of playing their first dance song, restoring some of their wedding photos and presenting to them, or even having my baker replicate the top of their cake. I have not decided what one to do yet.
Post # 9
I was wondering about the same thing! My parents’ 30th anniversary is the day after our wedding, so I wanted to make it special for them somehow too
Post # 10
that’s really nice that you want to honor their anniversary! even just saying something would be meaningful to them i bet. my mom’s bday and fathers’ day was the same week as my brother’s wedding, and when my brother gave a little thank you toast to everyone for coming, he said happy bday and happy fathers’ day, and my parents’ were touched.
Post # 11
You could also mention it at the rehearsal dinner. Maybe give them a gift?
Post # 12
Someone else had mentioned it before me but I like the idea of playing their wedding song for them whether you announce their anniversary or not. Without me knowing, they played my parent’s song. I still don’t know if they got up and danced to it. Anyway, that is a special thing to do for them IMO.