(Closed) Mother Daughter Dance

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

If you do not want a Father/Daughter dance with your step Dad, and would rather have a Mom/Daughter dance, then that is what you should do.

Who is “gently prodding” you?  Personally, I think dancing with your Mom makes perfect sense.  She has been there from the beginning.  I danced with my Mom at my wedding, but it wasn’t a spotlight thing.  But if my Dad was not in the picture I sure as hell would have changed the Dad/Daughter dance to a Mom/Daughter dance.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I think you should do whatever you want and whatever makes you feel comfortable.  A mother/daughter dance sounds adorable. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

Dad/daughter dances aren’t a thing here.  Only do what you like. My mum is walking me down the isle. It’s what she really wants to do and that’s a lovely thing. So just do what works best for you and your set up. If it’s your mama that’s raised you then do a dance with her if you’d like that. People would totally get that. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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numbereight:  I’m dancing with my mom. Our song will be I hope you dance. That’s been our song since I was a little girl. If you want to dance with your mom dance with your mom!!!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I agree that with the relationship your mom and you have, that would be super special to do a mother/daughter dance.

I bucked a lot of traditions, including having both my mom and dad walk me down the aisle because they are both equally important to me.

A father/daughter mother/son dance can be super awkward anyways and if you arent really close to your step dad dont let anyone prod you to do it! A wedding should be special and unique to you- I say go for a mother/daughter dance! =)

Post # 8
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Helper bee

My sister danced with her mother in addition to dancing with our father. It was beautiful. I would’ve happily danced with my mom but she didn’t want the attention. I think it’s a lovely idea and a wonderful way to acknowledge your mother. I say go for it!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

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numbereight:  Go for it, I think it sounds sweet. It’s a nice way to honor the person who has always been there for you.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

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numbereight:  Well with your added info, I would make a point to dance with him at some point during the night, but I don’t think it should have to be a spotlight dance, especially if it would make you uncomfortable to do so.  But I think just making sure to save a dance for him during your reception would be a great compromise.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I agree with PP, save a dance for him, go up to him and ask him to dance or even request a cute song and dance with him to that but while others are still dancing around you so it’s not spotlighted or awkward. 

 

I’m doing a mother daughter dance bc my dad isn’t invited to my wedding and I couldn’t imagine not giving my mom that honor when she’s been basically my sole parent since forever (my dad hasn’t been a good dad, let’s just leave it at that) 

I’m going to surprise her with the dance and a little speech before it and then ask her to dance to Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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numbereight:  My father died when I was 17 and my mom never married again. We did a mother/daughter dance and its one of my favourite memorie from my wedding. Mom always sang You Are My Sunshine to me as a kid so we danced to the Anne Murray (Canadian singer) version. It started as a waltz but we started line dancing as the song sped up. We practiced and everything. It was awesome!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I’m at my desk at work tearing up because my mom passed a few years ago and I won’t have this chance with her. 

I think you should totally do it. 

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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numbereight:  my father passed away.  i did a mother/daughter fast dance.  i choreographed a little routine to Pink’s Let’s Get This Party Started.  Our guests loved it!!!!

 

DH did not dance with his mother.  He didn’t want to, so we just skipped what we didn’t want to include.

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