(Closed) special dances when father has recently passed

posted 4 years ago in Music
Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

If you decide you would prefer not to do a dance of your own, I don’t think it would be a problem to still have the mother/son dance for your Fiance. I recently attended a friend’s wedding and she did a dance with her father but her new husband did not do a dance with his mother – neither of them are big on dancing and felt they would be too uncomfortable, so opted out. It didn’t seem odd or strange and no one (that we were with) commented on it.

If you decide that you would like to do some sort of special dance, have you considered dancing with your mother? A girl who is an acquaintance of mine did this at her wedding – her father had passed away a number of years before she got married. They danced at the same time as her new husband and his mother, so they dubbed it a mother’s dance. Otherwise, I also like the idea PPs have suggested of having all your uncles cut in for the dance – very lovely.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

colld88:  Thank you….I think so too!

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Would you dance with your mom? That might be special for the both of you.

Post # 22
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Helper bee

Something I’ve seen in scenarios like this is the bride dances with ALL of her uncles… like they take turns, she dances with one and they pass her off to another… it’s always SUPER sweet . Just a consideration!! I like the dance with your mom idea as well if that is something you’re comfortable with. It would be special for both of you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I’ve had this dilemma too!
I’ve decided to still have a father/daughter dance but as previously suggested with my uncles.
I’m going to use mine and my dad’s song and have them dance with me on his behalf.
I’ve even decided to ask my father in law to finish the dance as a tribute/welcome to the family type thing.

Another thing I have seen though is if your father had an awesome favourite song you can have that played and have everyone get up and have a dance to it, making it a fun in honour of him dance together.
Unfortunately my dad’s favourite song was “Desperado” by the Eagles – not exactly happy dance material lol ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 24
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I am dealing with the same situation. My dad passed 7 years ago but it’s still a hard decision. I was going to skip the whole thing and just have my fiance dance with his mom. I decided to dance with my mom instead of skipping it.

Post # 25
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I am dealing with the same situation also. My father passed away almost 10 years ago, and it is still hard. I recently went to a wedding and broke down when i saw the bride dancing with her father, because I knew I would never have that special moment to share with him. I thought about not doing a father/daughter dance. After thinking about it I may dance with our son, or my brother who will be walking me down the isle. 

 

 

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