(Closed) Parent dance songs?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Why even do the dance with his mom? We skipped the mother-son dance completly and no one cared. It sounds absolutly miserable for your fiance so I would just skip it.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Agree with PP, if your Fiance doesn’t want to dance with his mom, I don’t see why he should.

My Destination Wedding and her dad danced to “Earth Angel” as Back to the Future was their favorite movie to watch as father/daughter. It was really sweet and pretty short too.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Fiance and his mom don’t get along, in fact she might not even come to the wedding. We are skipping the mother/son dance all together (even though his step mom will be there too). Less stress about song choices, and about him having to dance with someone he doesn’t want to. Why don’t you have him tell her that you want to be alone during your Father/Daughter dance and that there’s no time for an extra dance? Lol

My dad and I will be dancing to Father & Daughter by Paul Simon

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

We also did a joint father/daughter and mother/son dance – none of us really wanted to be the centre of attention that long. Whilst I am fairly close with my dad, I’m not “daddy’s little girl” or anything like that so we didn’t want a sappy song either. We used Landslide (although our band played it live – which was amazing – they based it on the Dixie Chicks version). It’s only a few minutes long, and we had our MC usher the bridal party onto the dancefloor before the end too.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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jessprubin :  Yes, I think it was a great choice. The photos came out really nice – they really show our relationships with our respective parents (my Mother-In-Law got a little teary and very tender – DH is her only son and youngest child – whereas my dad and I were laughing and mucking around). 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’m in a similar situation – my dad and I are close and want to have a dance, my Fiance and his mom are not close but she will be upset if they don’t get a dance. What I think I’m going to do (and what I saw at a wedding once before) is have the Dj fade into the song at a point we choose and then fade out after one verse or after the chorus or something so that we’re only dancing for a minute or so. Nobody wants to sit through a whole long song, and none of us are great dancers so it would be awkward to have it go long anyway. I thought it was such a fantastic idea when I saw it at my friend’s wedding!

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