Post # 1
I originally wanted to ask how other brides are doing their wedding party dance (you know, bride and groom starts dancing then DJ asks bridal party to join and finally asks all the guests to join) if they have an uneven wedding party… (too many ladies in mine!), but after reading this post I guess I shouldn’t do one at all!
Every wedding I’ve been to has done one, and as a Bridesmaid or Best Man I never cared. Yea, it’s a little awkward, but I always thought it was kind of cute to have the wedding party, all matching and what not dancing with the bride and groom.
Since we have an uneven party should we just ditch the dance altogether and do the first dance solo?? I thought maybe we could allow the wedding party to dance with their respective guests and maybe that will make the whole thing less awkward.. Has anyone ever done that or does it just defeat the purpose?
Post # 3
I dunno. I’ve only seen one. It was an uneven bridal party, and it was really awkward. One of the girls ended up grabbing her dad.
Post # 4
My wedding will have very uneven sides and so I am not doing the bridal party dance. I think I would rather have the first dance completely solo with my husband and then just have the DJ announce that that dance floor is open. It just makes sense to avoid awkwardness of some people not having a partner.
That being said, it also really depends on your party and how uneven it is. For instance, if you have like 5 bms and 4 gms, then maybe ask one of your married/engaged bms to dance with her husband/fiance during the dance. Another thought is if you do have a lot more women then men perhaps any guys that might be serving as ushers? Same ideas hold if it is the other way around (more men than women).
Maybe instead of having the bridal party dance do a modified version and call it a family dance? bride/groom, moh/bm, mob/fob, mog/fog, siblings of bride/groom with their sig others….
Post # 5
We’re not doing a bridal party dance, either. The only way I’d like it would be to have the bridal party dance with their significant other, whether they’re in the bridal party or not. Since we’re having such a small wedding; however, this would end up being almost 1/2 the crowd! That seems silly, so we’re skipping it.
Post # 6
We’re not doing a bridal party dance. We also have an uneven…6 groomsmen on 7 bridesmaids issue. That’s not a big deal–my Maid/Matron of Honor is my 15 year old sister, so she could just dance with one of my cousins. I’m just worried because one of my BMs was dating one of the Groomsmen for over a year. I know she’d want to dance with him, but I don’t think the feeling would be mutual and it would be a very awkward situation. We could do bridal party with dates, but only one of the Groomsmen wants to bring a date, and only my Maid/Matron of Honor and one of my BMs (the one who prev. dated a GM) are single. The rest are married/engaged. Maybe circumstances will be different when we’re closer to the wedding, but as of right now I think it may be a poor decision for us.
Post # 7
A friend of mine allowed the wedding party to dance with their dates (if applicable) for the wedding party dance. As most of her bridesmaids were married, they preferred to dance with their husbands. The best man didn’t dance with his girlfriend because I (the maid of honor) was dateless…I don’t remember how it all worked out in the end, but it did.
Post # 8
Why does it have to be to a slow song? Maybe you and your Fiance could do your dance, then start a fast dance. This way it doesn’t matter if the numbers are uneven. Dance for a little with just the wedding party then invite all of your guests to the dance floor.