One thing they won’t be watching attentively? The father-daughter or mother-son dances. While I know these traditions are important parts of the reception for many couples, they just don’t feel especially poignant or necessary to us.
Why? Well, first, we want our guests to spend the majority of the reception dancing and having fun, rather than simply watching us dance and have fun. For this reason, we’ll also be doing our first dance immediately after entering the ballroom, before the meal begins, so that if guests wish to dance immediately after they’ve finished eating, they’ll feel welcome to.
And besides, the image of my motorcycle-riding, pickup-truck-driving dad waltzing around a dance floor really doesn’t make much sense. When my father wishes to dance with me, and Stephen’s mother with him, I see no reason why all of our guests shouldn’t also be out on the floor enjoying the party, rather than sitting in their chairs watching the four of us sway to and fro.
Will you be doing a father-daughter and/or mother-son dance at your wedding? Which songs will you choose?