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Keep or Skip: Spotlight Dances?

Joey, on August 7, 2017 at 11:50 Posted in Wedding reception 0 112
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Hello everyone! We're playing "Keep or Skip" this week with popular wedding traditions!

So...

Are you going to have a first dance with your spouse? Will you have one with your parents? Or are you skipping them?

First dances can be lots of fun, but some people are shy!First dances can be lots of fun, but some people are shy!

Get ideas for great first dance songs here!

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112 Comments

Latest activity by Kailey, on July 26, 2020 at 21:24
  • Kailey
    Frequent user July 2021 Ontario
    Kailey ·
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    We are doing the first dance and both mother and Son and father daughter. This is the one things I wanted to due and the one thing that I couldn't do at my backyard wedding so I am very much looking forward to this
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  • Elizabeth
    Frequent user August 2022 Alberta
    Elizabeth ·
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    Omg keep!!! I’ve been looking forward to my first dance in the spotlight since I was a kid!
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  • Emma
    Frequent user September 2022 Alberta
    Emma ·
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    I'm undecided. If we do, it will be just the first dance, but I'm not sure if our wedding is too small for a first dance, or if I'll have stage fright lol
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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    We're thinking of having significant songs in our playlist so that the songs are spread out and a bit more spontaneous.
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  • Nelly
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Nelly ·
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    We will be having our first dance, parents faces, and grandparents dances
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Only doing the first dance. Not doing any of the parents dances. It would be hard for his mother and I'm not inviting my father.
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  • Kris
    Frequent user October 2019 Nevada
    Kris ·
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    We will be having a first dance, maybe one with my dad, and then one with couples before opening it up to everyone.

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  • Jennifer
    Beginner January 2020 Ontario
    Jennifer ·
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    Not sure... My FH hates to dance and have any attention on him or do any sort of thing that isn't true to us. I love dancing though, and my dad really wants to do a father/daughter number. So I will probably figure something out.
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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Keeping them all.

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  • Alix
    Expert June 2021 Saskatchewan
    Alix ·
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    We are keeping this one. Our first dance will be to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper. I am still deciding on the song for the dance with my dad.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    We're not really having a dance floor, since the reception will be either at our home or FMIL's home, so it just makes more sense if we skip the spotlight dances. We'll dance, just not all eyes on us.

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  • Stefanie
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Stefanie ·
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    Definitely doing a first dance with my FH, and I will be having a father daughter dance with my Dad - But i am not sure whether my FMIL will want to dance with my FH. She is a bit shy and might not be comfortable with the attention on her

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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    To save on our budget, we're not having any dancing. Plus, there's some family drama that would be hard to explain during some of the spotlight dances.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    We will definitely be skipping the parents dance and my FH doesn't want it. I am not sure about the first dance yet, I hate dancing so I am torn.

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  • Jessie
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Jessie ·
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    Keep. It's tradition. Gotta have that first dance as a married couple

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Probably keeping this.

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  • Kathleen
    Frequent user October 2019 Ontario
    Kathleen ·
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    Keeping this! We’re doing a traditional slow dance and following it with a choreographed dance for my fiancé and I though to make it more fun!
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  • Holly
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Keeping first dance and father daughter
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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Kept for sure
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Keeping. We already have our song picked out!

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  • Kait
    Curious August 2018 Ontario
    Kait ·
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    Keeping! Definitely doing a first dance, and then the parent dances. I always joked with my mom that I would dance with her too, so I may throw that in there as well for giggles.
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  • Bethany
    Super July 2018 Alberta
    Bethany ·
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    I can't skip this! I would never forgive myself! So 100% keep for both of them.

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  • Shaina
    Frequent user April 2019 Ontario
    Shaina ·
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    I think skip. FH and I don't really like to dance, and I don't really want to make my dad dance.
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  • Sarah
    Curious January 2019 Alberta
    Sarah ·
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    We are doing first dance and then dances with my dad and his mom.

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  • Myrrew
    Beginner July 2018 Quebec
    Myrrew ·
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    Definitely a first dance..actually two first dances lol .. one in english and one in arabic..

    i would love to even do a coreographed dance.. we haven`t decided on that yet though..


    parents dances also

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  • Bryelle
    Curious September 2022 Manitoba
    Bryelle ·
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    We're doing the first dance together as wife and husband!
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  • Jenn
    Newbie May 2018 Nevada
    Jenn ·
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    I think we'll do both Smiley smile

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  • G
    Curious August 2018 Quebec
    Gigi ·
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    The first dance and the parents dances are a must!
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  • S
    Curious September 2018 Manitoba
    Santana ·
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    For sure keep!! but my fiancé cant dance...

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  • Cherie
    Curious July 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador
    Cherie ·
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    I aamdefinitelt having a first dance with my husband and also. One with my husband an Hiss's other and one with me and my step dad and also OE with me and my real dad! I know it kind of sounds like a lot but they arnall special moments to me that I wamtnto share with each ofhem!
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  • Cristina
    Frequent user September 2018 British Columbia
    Cristina ·
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    We will be having our first dance together but the parents dance I am not sure how that will work out without a dad in the picture. Any suggestions?

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  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
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    Skipping! We will have a first dance to start the night, but probably 30 seconds or so into the song will get everyone out on the dance floor with us Smiley smile
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