Post # 1
…my daughter performed a dance at the reception? Background info: We eloped. For our tenth anniversary we are having a wedding and reception. Many guests have not been around as our family has grown because they live far away. My daughter is nine and has danced for 4 years and last year she danced in competition with her team. This year she will be developing a solo and I think it would be nice for her to share this part of herself with our far away family. She will be doing a moving lyrical dance and her costume is sweet and feminine. She and her teacher will be choosing the song in a few weeks when classes resume. Either One Moment in Time by Whitney Houston, The Voice Within or I Will Be both by Christina Aguilera. What do you think? Would you do it? If so when? During dinner?
Post # 3
I could see it being a little awkward. But that’s just me.
Post # 4
I think that’s fine, especially for a 10th anniversary wedding. I’ve been at wedding where children of the couple sang, played instruments, or were involved in other ways and I think it’s always meaningful and sweet. As long as it’s kept pretty short (ie. she does only one song, not more than one), it could be really nice! I would do it during dinner (or after dinner, or whenever you are doing other dances) and say something about how it’s her tribute to her parents relationship or something.
Post # 5
I think it is sweet to involve your daughter in your 10 year anniversary wedding and reception! It is great that you make her want to feel included. As long as she feels comfortable with it, I see no harm in her doing it – perhaps while people are enjoying their dinner?
Post # 6
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
Being your 10th anniversary I think it’ll be great since she’s the offspring of that marriage.
I once went to a gala with a lyrical performance at dnner time, it was nice.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I wouldn’t think it was weird and as long as she’s comfortable dancing in front of people (which is sounds like she is) then I don’t see a problem with it at all.
Post # 8
It sounds lovely, I’d probably have it be fairly short though.
Post # 9
I think so. It doesn’t seem very wedding-y to me, but you know your guests best!
Post # 10
On one hand it sounds adorable, on the other? A bit Toddlers and Tiaras. I don’t mean this to be offensive (I love the show) but I think there is a time and a place for this. It’s your call; you know your guests. If you think they will love this, then go for it!
Post # 11
I think it’s a little strange. But it’s not tacky.
Post # 12
I think it sounds like a beautiful idea.
Post # 13
Heck no! I think it’s a lovely idea.
Post # 14
I would love to see something like that! Do it!
Post # 16
I don’t really enjoy watching other people’s children do dance routines, unless they are phenomenal. Someone doing their first solo would not be my cup of tea. But I am sure there are loads of people who would think it is absolutely adorable.
I am also not a fan of “entertainment” at weddings.
Not tacky though, just strange.