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Keep or Cancel: Parent Dances?

Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 250
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Are you keeping the tradition of dancing with your parents at the reception with father-daughter and mother-son dances (or whatever family combo works for you!)? Or would you rather cancel this tradition and trim down the number of spotlight dances so you can get straight to celebrating?

What's your vote on parent dances? Keep or cancel?


Keep or Cancel: Parent Dances? 1

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Canceled. We didn't do it. Not that we don't have good relationships with them, we just didn't really have the room to add it into our schedule
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Keep, i think. I will be having my father daughter dance. I don't know what my FH wants to do yet, because his mom past away. I have suggested he dance with aunt or his sister.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie ·
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    I'm keeping the father/daughter dance but I would totally been fine with canceling them all together. I want to have as little planned as possible so I can just enjoy my reception.

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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique ·
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    My fh will be dancing with his aunt. She will also be escorting him down the aisle as there is no side entrance.
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  • B
    Super July 2018
    Brittany ·
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    Keep! My father-daughter dance was one of my favorite parts of my wedding. My dad and I work at the same company so we came up with a little choreography (basically just step three times this way during the chorus then spin lol) and practiced at lunch time for weeks. At the wedding he was singing the words while we danced and I was giggling, we definitely moved too fast and probably looked a little silly but that's our relationship! I definitely couldn't imagine not having that special moment with my dad

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  • Erin
    Rockstar June 2021
    Erin ·
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    Keep, Ive been looking for the perfect song for weeks. I want to see my dad cry xD
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  • Meghan
    Super September 2019
    Meghan ·
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    Keep, even though none of us has decided on songs yet. Smiley atonished

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  • Future Mrs. McCully
    Devoted July 2019
    Future Mrs. McCully ·
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    The song I chose had EVERYONE in tears at my wedding.

    Daddy by Abby Anderson. If you have a great relationship with your dad then that is the perfect song Smiley heart

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  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
    Nemo ·
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    Keep! I always enjoy them at weddings, and it was a very special moment we got to share with our parents.

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  • Jessica
    VIP September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    Cancel. My FH’s parents have both passed and I’ve never been close to my dad (met him when I was 17).
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  • Brooke
    Expert November 2019
    Brooke ·
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    Keep. I know I want a daddy/daughter dance, but I think my FH will be ok (well, actually not want) to do a son/mother dance

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  • Emily
    Super April 2020
    Emily ·
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    I'm torn. I know FH wants to keep it. I have a great relationship with my father, but we both HATE attention and both cringing at the fact that all eyes will be on us for three minutes has us both sweating with anxiety haha

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  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin ·
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    Unsure on this as well! If our parents really want to then we will, but we aren't gonna push for it!

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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    Keep. We will have the father daughter dance and Fh will have the mother son dance

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  • Khin
    Devoted November 2019
    Khin ·
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    Cancel. This is just weird for me. My FH might do the mother son dance though.
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  • Brianna N
    Super October 2019
    Brianna N ·
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    Probably cancel, at least the father/daughter dance. FH might do a dance with his mom though!

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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
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    Torn, my Dad would love to but my fiance hates dancing and doesn't like his parents that much. Well see.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Keep. H wouldn't have mind cancelling the mother-son dance but I was really looking forward to dancing with my dad!

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  • Becca
    Super August 2019
    Becca ·
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    Keep Smiley smile we both have really good relationships with our parents
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  • Alyssa
    Devoted October 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    Keep. I’ll be having a mother daughter dance and my FH will be dancing with his Mom and Step Mom.
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