Brides, Go Ahead & Dance with Mom
If you are close with your mom and don’t see anything inappropriate about dancing with her, then just do it! There are very few opportunities to publicly thank your Mom for bring a special person in your life, and there certainly won’t be many wedding days on which to do so. Forget about what others might think… if you want to have a dance with mom, I think you should. Here are just a couple of things to keep in mind if you do choose to have a spotlight dance with mom.
Choose a sappy song… obviously I don’t know your specific relationship dynamics, but I can guess that if you want to dance with your mom, you are close in a way that a tear-jerker will most likely help make the moment just what you want. The following are some suggestions:
“I’ll Remember” – Madonna
“Please Remember” – LeAnne Rimes
“Count On Me” – Whitney Houston
“Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
“I Turn To You” – Christina Aguilera
Second, you should consider exactly what you and your mom will do on the dance floor while all eyes are on you. In other words, how will you dance with Mom? Will you basically stand there and hug each other, will you twirl each other around or put your arm around her and with your other hand take hers for a more formal dance? You needn’t have anything choreographed, but thinking about this ahead of the time will allow you to feel for comfortable during the special moment.
Finally, think about when you want to do this dance. I can’t really advise you on the best place for this type of dance because each scenairio is different. I can tell you that it seems “right” somewhere around the middle of the reception. Not many brides choose to dance with their mom in the beginning, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to do so. No matter at what point you choose to have the dance you will be glad you did