(Closed) Mother and Son dance … will your groom/ did your groom do it?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

if he’s uncomfortable doing the dance, i wouldn’t make him. you can still do you’re dance with your dad.

Post # 4
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

My fiance’s mother isn’t coming to our wedding (she’s terrified to fly over from England), so he is going to ask my mother to dance about halfway through our father-daughter dance, and join in with us to finish out the song.

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

i’ve been to lots of weddings where there was only the father-daughter dance, not the mother-son. No big deal I say. I didn’t even know about the mother-son dance until I joined weddingbee since nobody has done it! I’ve only seen it at one other wedding besides mine

Post # 6
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I don’t really want to do the mother/son dance (too many special dances = boring!), but I’m leaving that up to Fiance and Future Mother-In-Law without letting them know about that. 😉

Post # 7
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I agree with “too many special dances=boring”– try to keep them short!

Post # 8
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I know my Future Mother-In-Law is super excited about it – so it’ll definitely happen. They’ll probably start about half-way through the father daughter dance – that’s what she wants.

Post # 9
13 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

My father is deceased so we are not having a father-daughter dance (I could dance with my uncle, who is giving me away, but I don’t want to), so he is having his mother-son dance instead. I recently decided that I will dance with my uncle but it will be to a song that my grandmother (who raised me) always said was her song for me, and it will be later in the night so as not to confuse with the father-daughter dance. I wish my dad could give me away but since he can’t, I don’t want to take all the “father” things and just give them to my uncle.

Post # 10
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

My Fiance and his mom aren’t ones that really like the center of attention, so I won’t force them to do the dance.  We’re still doing the father/daughter dance and our first dance.

Post # 11
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m definitely doing a father/daughter dance, but my Fiance is not at all interested in doing a mother/son dance.  I’m not going to push the issue, but I told him that I want it to be made perfectly clear to his mom that it was his decision, not mine.

Post # 12
357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re just having the father/daughter dance.  FI’s mom passed away several years ago, and his step-mom (she’s been his step-mom for a while now) would be more than willing to step in and do it, but Fiance doesn’t really want to.  I’m not pushing him on this issue, since I understand why he’s opposed. 

Post # 13
4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re both doing it — two separate songs though.  I’m dancing with my dad to the song I was named after (he picked my name, not my mom) so it sort of wouldn’t make any sense to combine them.

He’s dancing with his mom to some Barry Manilow song, I think, although I can’t remember the name right now.

Post # 14
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think Fiance is going to do one…he says it would be “weird” for them.  I don’t care if they do it either way…whatever makes him happy!  I am doing one with my dad though.

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