(Closed) mother daughter dance?

posted 8 years ago in Music
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Maybe you can pick a generic “parent” song and dance with your mom for half and then have your dad cut in half-way through to finish the song? That way you get to share a special moment with your mom but you are also honoring the “traditional” aspect of the wedding (if that’s important to you!)

Otherwise you’ve got to devise a tactful, yet honest way to tell your father that you are declining to dance with him. Is there another role you can give your father in the wedding, like doing a reading or saying a blessing before the meal (if you’re religious)? This way he doesn’t feel like you’re completely slighting him out of this important day. You can say something like “I understand that traditionally there is a father-daughter dance at the reception, but I don’t feel that it is appropriate for our relationship. I want you to know that I am going to dance with Mom but I still want you to have a special part in the day which is why I’d be honored if you’d do _________________________ instead”

There probably will be some hurt feelings, especially if he’s a really traditional guy or if he views your relationship differently but he should be able to be an adult about it and respect whatever decision you make.

 

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