(Closed) More info on logistics of father/daughter dance please!

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 3
3760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Here in the US it’s traditional to have a father-daughter and mother-son dance relatively early in the evening. Usually after the bride & groom’s first dance, maybe not directly after but not too long after. It’s usually one full song for each. 

Post # 4
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did a father-daughter dance with my dad, but told the DJ to wind it down after two minutes.  I figure no one wants to watch us dance for any longer than that!  We did the same thing with the mother-son dance that my husband did with his mom.  We went straight from our first dance into father-daughter, followed by mother-son.  In my view, if you decide to do it, you can dance for as long (or as short) as you like!  Just be sure to tell your band or DJ how long to go. 


Post # 5
11760 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I assumed ours would be right after the first dance, but it actually wasn’t until after dinner – either right before or right after we cut the cake.  I can’t remember!  You can absolutely have them cut it down to make the song shorter. I didn’t do this, but I see it done all the time for first dances and the parent dances.

Post # 6
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’ve seen it where the father & bride dance for a couple minutes, then the DJ invites other fathers/daughters to join them for the rest of the song. If I do it, I want to go that route so people aren’t staring at me for a full 3-4 minutes.

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