Maggie
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Which came first: deciding on your first dance song or your songs for parent dances?

Maggie, on December 11, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 63
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Which song selection was easier (and quicker) to make? Have you had a song in mind for one of these special dances for years? Which song choice did you decide first? Your first dance song or the song for your father/daughter or mother/son dance?

Which came first: deciding on your first dance song or your songs for parent dances? 1

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  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
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    We had our first dance song in mind before we were even engaged. I let my dad pick our father-daughter dance song. I knew he would pick something perfect that would mean a lot to both of us

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  • Kenisha
    Champion June 2019
    Kenisha ·
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    Definitely our first song. I haven’t picked the parents yet!
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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    Our first dance song was picked almost immediately - we have one that is very special to us and our relationship Smiley heart Haven’t decided yet on parent dance songs.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Aww, that's so sweet and thoughtful in both cases! What songs did those end up being?

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We *think* we have our first dance song narrowed down, but let's be honest, it'll probably change in the next 11 months. We haven't chosen any other songs yet.

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  • Nemo
    VIP August 2018
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    Parent dances came first! We let our parents choose the song for their dance and they had one ready to go pretty early on haha.

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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    Our first dance song! Haven't picked parent dance songs yet.
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    First dance song. Parent dance songs are difficult right now lol.
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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
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    He knew what he wanted his dance with his mom was going to be. Took us a while to figure out our dance.

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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    First dance song because it's been our song our whole relationship!
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    And just what song is that? Smiley smile Have you any ideas for the parent songs?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Wow, I don't know why, but that makes my heart hurt in the best way. Smiley love What did your dances end up being?

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
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    He was set on "I Hope You Dance" with his mom. It was her song for him for a long time.

    We picked Chasing Cars. It played one night and we looked at each other and knew it was perfect.

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  • EllieRose
    Expert February 2020
    EllieRose ·
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    I Wont Give Up - Jason Mraz for ours.
    Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman for the Father Daughter
    And no idea for the mother son
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  • BrandiWeds18
    VIP May 2019
    BrandiWeds18 ·
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    Still cant decide on a first dance song...but i've got lots of options. We're not doing parent dance songs so thats probably why i have so much time for first dance songs

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  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
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    My DH and I danced to Billy Joel's "This is the Time". It was the first slow song we ever danced to. My dad selected Linda Ronstad's version of "When You Wish Upon a Star". I love Disney and it was a song his mom used to play for him.

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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Considering I was named after the song I used for my dance with dad, that was an easy one lol. It took us until about 2 weeks before the wedding to decide our first dance song!

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  • ChefKait
    Devoted December 2019
    ChefKait ·
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    We've known our first dance song for quite a while, we aren't doing parent dances!

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  • Lacy
    Super December 2018
    Lacy ·
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    We're not doing parents' dances so that quickly answers that question lol. We have always had our first dance song, though. We have a "song" so it'll be that.
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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
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    We opted out of the parent dances so our first dance was the only one to pick a song for lol

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