I think you can totally omit it! We are thinking about it, but I know my dad wants to dance. I have been throwing around the idea of me and FH doing our dance for maybe half the song or so, then fading out into a diffrent one and at that point grab our parents for a bit. This way it doesn't drag on forever but we still get the dances in!
It can be omitted! We are thinking of omitting it as well. I'll have enough of a spotlight dancing with my new husband, and my dad isn't much of a dancer.
As a guest, I find they tend to go on, especially if they both dance to a full song. I really like the idea of others joining in, so if we do end up doing them, we will have other fathers/daughters and mothers/sons joining us after the first verse!
It's totally up to you but I'd also check in with your parents to see if this was something they're looking forward to or if they are willing to skip it! My husband didn't do a mother/son dance because the tradition isn't as popular in his hometown and he didn't want to do any more dancing!
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Im also skipping on things like "bride's side" & "groom's side", cake cutting, and garter toss. im not super close to my dad and my FH's mom has Parkinson's- she also tires easily and doesn't like being in the spotlight (except on her birthday!)
Yup, I say if you don't want it, then skip it! I was on the fence about this too, but my dad was a little disappointed when I told him. I compromised by doing a combined dance so people didn't have to watch dances all night long. I did skip a cake cutting, bouquet toss and garter toss. They definitely weren't missed at all!
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Honestly, it’s your wedding. Traditions are not important. What is important is you and your significant other’s love and commitment. I’m skipping traditions too (no cake, no garter toss, no bouquet toss, etc.). Here is your validation. Make your wedding the day YOU want.