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Your big day is coming up. A range of emotions and thoughts are going through you: who should cater? What venue should you choose?
And, of course, what dress should you wear? There are so many options to choose from — from an A-line silhouette to a mermaid silhouette, and more. With so many options at your fingertips, it can get stressful, especially with the wedding day fast approaching.
To help you narrow down your choices, consider what you’ll be doing on your wedding day. Not just walking down the aisle or chatting with family and friends but, yes, dancing. And, we don’t just mean only your wedding song. Weddings are fun; they are a time to celebrate the love between you and your new spouse.
One way besides food and talking with good company is dancing — with your friends, with your family, and, of course, with your love until the night. You want a dress that is comfortable to wear for you to dance the night away. That said, read on to learn what dresses maybe for you plus how to rock the dance floor on your big day.
Consider Flats to Wear with Your Wedding Dress
A lot of times, brides will choose heels. While heels are stylish, dancing the night away in them can be quite uncomfortable, to say the least. Instead of limping from song to song, why not make your wedding day more comfortable by choosing beautiful flats. Not only do you have several options (i.e., stitched design, lace, etc.) but it has become fashionable so you will not be the only bride to ditch her heels when she says “I Do” this year.
Have a Go-To Dance Move
Yes, some brides can just get on the floor and dance without caring. However, for many, dancing can be intimidating, especially if it’s your day. All eyes are on you so you want to be able to get the moves right. That said, have some solid go-tos that you’ve planned in advance. One of the most common is stepping side to side. You can use this move to any song and can easily build on it. Sway with your hips and shoulders and clap your hands to add to it.
Don’t Forget the Box Step
The box step is one of the easiest ballroom dances to learn as a couple, and is a safe go-to if you blank out on a dance move or are just starting out. First, you and your partner clasps hands, the other resting on the small of the back.
Then, as the bride steps back with her right foot, the groom steps forward with his left. Feet meet up together, and then both the bride and groom side step. Afterwards the bride steps forward with her left while the groom steps back with his right. And again, the couple side steps. And there you have it full circle (no pun intended): you repeat the steps until the song ends.
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Stick to Wedding Favorites
To make sure everyone is out on the dance floor having a good time, be sure your song selection includes some wedding favorites everyone knows and can dance to — wedding classics like YMCA, Love Will Keep Us Together, and Don’t Stop Believin’.
Basically, you want songs that have well-known dance steps everyone knows like YMCA, where the wedding attendees raise their hands first to make a Y, then M, C, and A. Also, the Cha-Cha Slide is a great song to get everyone out on the dance floor, even attendees who normally aren’t busting a move. This song literally instructs all the dancers how to dance making it easy for everyone to follow along.
Consider Taking Dance Lessons
To look like a dance pro on your wedding day, why not learn the moves from the pros? Take dance lessons months in advance with your significant other. Start with the basics and work your way up to the Waltz and even the Tango. Lessons will not only boost your dance skills but give you and your partner newfound confidence on the dance floor come your wedding day.
Plus, your dance instructors can specifically tailor your dance lessons to your specific dance needs. If you’d rather learn in the comforts of your own home or don’t have the available funds, consider YouTube. Other cheaper options are group classes (which usually are less expensive than individual lessons), Groupon dance classes, and asking the dance company or instructor if they are open to a payment plan.
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Final Thoughts: Get on That Dance Floor
Make your wedding special and consider wedding dresses for a destination wedding. Destination weddings are a great way to get a two-in-one wedding and vacation. Plus, light up your stage with Alexandra Costumes. Have any other tips? Leave a comment.