When does the father-daughter dance take place?
The father-daughter dance
is usually the second dance at the wedding reception
, following the bride and groom’s first dance, but it can really be at any point, depending on how you want the party to flow. The father-daughter dance can be either a heartfelt, emotional part of the reception, or it can be a funny, silly few minutes shared between the bride and her dad. Some fathers and daughters even opt to do full-on choreographed performances for their guests.
The mother-son dance can happen right after, or even during, the father-daughter dance. Keep in mind that a bride often wants to dance with her mother too.
As with most parts of a wedding reception, the father-daughter dance isn't required. A bride can choose to skip it altogether if she wants.