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Bride and Nephew

Hello all! I'm getting Married next month and I was looking for some opinions. My nephew is 5 years old and he is my best friend. When he's in town we do everyhitng together, and when he's not we talk on the phone every few days. I wanted to have a special dance with him at my wedding. Now, his favorite song is "Let's Get it Started" by Black Eyed Peas, but I was hoping for something a bit slower. I thought about "Do You Want To Build a Snowman" From Frozen, since he loves when I sing it to him, but I don't know if that's really wedding appropriate. My sister says he likes "You'll be in my Heart" From Tarzan, but I feel like that might be a little too "Mommy-Baby" for us.

So. Do you think it's acceptable that I want this special dance with him? (For the same dance, my Groom will be dancing with each of his best friend's daughters)
Also, any song suggestions?

Re: Bride and Nephew

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    Jen4948Jen4948 member
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    edited August 2014
    I think it's totally fine and great that you want this special dance.  Not sure what to recommend as a song though.

    Edited to add: Don't make it a "spotlight dance."  It's fine to want to play a special song and dance with your nephew, but too many special dances that exclude the other guests will be side-eyed.
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    edited August 2014
    Can you not just ask him to dance at some point in the reception? People don't want to sit and watch a bunch of spotlight dances. You could even play whatever song you're wanting to use, just do at some point after the dance floor has been opened to everyone.
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    Can you not just ask him to dance at some point in the reception? People don't want to sit and watch a bunch of spotlight dances. You could even play whatever song you're wanting to use, just do at some point after the dance floor has been opened to everyone.

    This. If I have to sit through another spotlight dance, I'll be at the bar.
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    I guess you guys are right. No need to call attention to it and bore guests just to mkae it "special" It's special becasue it's us, right?
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    My daughter had a special kiddie dance for all the children.  Squirmy kids were very happy to do The Hokey Pokey with the bride and a few parents.  Great photo op!
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    Can you not just ask him to dance at some point in the reception? People don't want to sit and watch a bunch of spotlight dances. You could even play whatever song you're wanting to use, just do at some point after the dance floor has been opened to everyone.
    Another vote for this!
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    But what if their spotlight was just about 30 sec. to a minute, then the DJ asks the rest of the guests join in? It might be a good time for the groom to dance with MOB, etc.
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    I think you should dance to his favorite song when the floor has been opened up to everybody else. Give your photographer a heads-up so he can get pictures. Maybe give your BMs a heads-up too, and they can join you. He'll remember it and love it.
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    Yes I'm with everyone else - no more spotlight dances.

    Can he be your ring bearer?
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