Musings from Behind the Board
At some point, during consultations for planning the events that I handle, I’m prone to ask why a particular song was chosen for a specific event during the proceedings. Learning of the event(s) that serve as the emotional tether for certain songs is often heartwarming. The choices that brides make for songs to dance with their fathers varies: after all, each of those relationships are unique. Listening to the lyrics of those songs, especially as Dad dances with his daughter on her wedding day, OFTEN gives them much stronger impact.
One of my growing favorite moments to witness during a wedding reception is what’s known as The Anniversary Dance (some refer to it as the Generations Dance). Simply put, it’s a nice way to honor all of the couples in attendance that have taken the marital plunge before you. In a way, you invite all of those couples to share a few moments with you while creating an extra special memento for your wedding scrapbook.
I’ll be honest, this isn’t a question that I’ve been asked very often; that said, when it has been asked, there’s only one response that I believe is appropriate: This is YOUR wedding; YOU get to make the rules. If you want to honor your Mom by dancing with her, let’s put our heads together so that we can give that moment the attention and the care that it deserves.
Do you find that you and your spouse-to-be are having this very concern while you’re trying to plan your reception? Have the two of you sat and wondered just how you’re going to pull this off while keeping your guests from saying that the music at your event sucked? Trust me when I say that you aren’t alone.