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Mother/Daughter Dance??

Kristen, on April 8, 2015 at 12:04 PM Posted in Planning 0 15
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My mother has always been one of my best friends and she has helped me so much in planning my wedding! I think it's a shame that on my actual wedding day, she is expected to take a back seat (my dad gets recognition in the father/daughter dance, my FH's mom gets recognition). I'm trying to come up with some way to tribute my mom during the wedding ceremony or during the reception. I want her to know how much I've appreciated all she has done for me, not only for the wedding, but also while I was growing up.

How do people feel about a mother/daughter dance in addition to the traditional father/daughter dance and mother/son dance? Does anyone have any other ideas that may be a nice way to include her and basically pay tribute to her?

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Latest activity by sandra, on May 11, 2019 at 9:53 AM
  • Kayla
    Expert December 2015
    Kayla ·
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    I don't have any ideas off the top of my head, but I am following this! I'd also like to honor my mom at the reception.

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  • Mayra <3
    Super April 2015
    Mayra <3 ·
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    I'm doing this with my mom, at the same time my FH dances with his mom. My dad wont be at the wedding, my mom has been both father/mother to me so I want to do that with her. I'm not sure how its going to look at if we both dance with our moms at the same time tho.

    But I think go for it, its your wedding you do what you want to do Smiley smile

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  • purplekitten
    Master October 2015
    purplekitten ·
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    My sister did that. They danced to "I am Woman, Hear Me Roar".

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  • Janeen
    Master January 2015
    Janeen ·
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    So this isn't that uncommon and I think people would find it cute, but......keep in mind that it might wear on your guests to have a first dance, father/daughter dance, mother/daughter dance, mother/son dance all at once. You could perhaps break it apart and do first dance, father/daughter whatever, and then open dancing with a dance with your mother.

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  • Carisa
    Dedicated July 2015
    Carisa ·
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    I am planning a mother/daughter dance and it will be a total shock to my mom. The song that we are going to dance off is Ashanti - Mother... The lyrics are beautiful..

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  • Mrs. B
    Master October 2015
    Mrs. B ·
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    I'm also following, I haven't told my mom we are going to do a mother/daughter dance but I know she would love it! Also not sure what song I want to use.

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  • Kimberly
    VIP August 2016
    Kimberly ·
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    Both my dad (divorced) and my step dad are deceased. My mom is just amazing and deserves recognition for being so supportive and loving of me and DH at my vow renewal. I know she wouldn't be comfortable with a dance so I am going to ask the DJ to dedicate a song to her and make a little announcement. I am not sure when yet, but I have lots of time to figure that out.

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  • Ana Serene
    Devoted October 2015
    Ana Serene ·
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    If my mother was still alive, I'd totally do this. My mom and I used to go clubbing in NYC many moons ago. I could see us picking a groovy song and boogying it up! I say go for it!

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  • Danielle
    Savvy December 2015
    Danielle ·
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    How about something choreographed?? Like something silly, I think the guests would really appreciate that! Or a skit of some sort! She will appreciate the extra effort you're making to include her on your special day.

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    Just Said Yes September 2018
    ToriBug90 ·
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    My step dad hasn't been in the picture for too long but, my mother raised me with the help of my sister.... I was going to do a mother/daughter dance and I guess a step dad and daughter dance but, my step dad has only known me since I was 11 and we never had much of a relationship till I was 22.

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  • bluevelvet
    Devoted October 2017
    bluevelvet ·
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    I think a mother/daughter dance is a sweet idea!!! Go for it!!!

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  • D
    Savvy April 2022
    DoctorSq ·
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    I would say to do it! My father passed away and I am planning on doing a mother-daughter dance instead (really we have done this for any big event in my life so it is not very different). Maybe start as a father daughter dance and then in the middle transition to mother daughter dance and call it "parents daughter dance or something like that". I think you should do it regardless if people think the guests are going to get restless, its not their day and your mom and dad deserve their recognition regardless of what others think! So do it!
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    Savvy October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    I am actually planning on doing this, but rather then doing it during the time of the father/daughter dance and the mother/son dance, about an hour after, having the DJ make an announcement and put on our song, and we are going to party to it! (The song is an upbeat song and it has a lot of meaning to us, so it won't be slow)

    But, I have been to a wedding that has done what I want to do, and it was beautiful. Mom's deserve to be recognized also, so don't be afraid to just jump in and do it however you want! People will understand, she is your mother after all! (:

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    Just Said Yes May 2019
    Sandra ·
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    I’m definitely following this for ideas. My mother passed away and I’m doing a father/daughter dance but I have 2 girls (19 & 12) and a son (10) and I want to honor them at my wedding because they are my life. I’m wanting to do a dance with them but all of us are so uncoordinated that doing a skit would be out of the question lol.
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  • sandra
    Just Said Yes June 2017
    sandra ·
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    Our adopted daughter, who will marry in June, informed me last evening that she not only wants a father/daughter dance at her wedding but also a mother/daughter dance also. I had only seen this one other time at our nieces wedding. Her father died shortly before the wedding, so her mother stepped in. Our daughter said that it is her wedding and she is going to do it her way. She came to us broken and abandoned at 15 and now at 23 she is healthy and happy and will marry a wonderful man. She chose the song: Mother Like Mine by The Band Perry. With heartfelt emotions, I will accept and honor her request.

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