Q: What is correct dance order for receptions -groom and bride- then who dances with whom?
A: In many traditions, the bride and groom dance the first dance. For the second musical number, traditionally the father of the groom dances with the bride, and then the bride’s father cuts in. The groom dances with his new mother-in-law and then his mother. Then the groom’s father might dance with the bride’s mother and the bride’s father with the groom’s mother, while the groom dances with the maid of honor and the bride with the best man. At this point other guests usually join them on the dance floor.
When family relationships are complicated, everyone can join the couple after their first dance. The newlyweds should then make a point to dance with all parents and stepparents at some time during the reception.