There are many misconceptions about planning a wedding, from “all of our guests will be able to fly from Chicago to Greece for our wedding, right?” to “I can totally DIY all of our flower center pieces by myself.” We’ve all been there, and we’ve all found out that sometimes things just aren’t as they seem, and so it is with the first dance. Here are 3 things you “know” about the first dance that are actually totally wrong.
There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of details to be accounted for when planning your wedding reception, and of course, every couple has their own priorities. But, whether your wedding will be a formal affair or a quirky, unique celebration, your first dance as a married couple is the one detail that can’t slip through the cracks of your wedding planning process. So, why is the first dance so important?
So you want to have a first dance at your wedding. You choose a song you like only to realize...you know nothing about dancing, let alone dancing in front of 200 people! What should a first dance look like? What should it feel like? When does the first dance happen during the reception? Yikes! But, look no further. We’ve got your back with the 10 things that all 1st dances must have to help guide you into a glorious first dance.
As wedding dance experts, we meet a lot of people preparing for their first dance. And that means that we’ve heard a wide variety of perspectives about what it takes to be a good dancer, how the learning process works, and the general significance of a first dance. Most of these beliefs are based on people’s own experience or understanding, but unfortunately many of these beliefs are the complete opposite of the truth as we experts know it. As experienced dancers, instructors and wedding specialists, we bring you 5 of the most common misconceptions about the first dance...
Jeremy and Lacey got married at the beautiful Crystal Gardens of Navy Pier in Chicago. Beneath the ferris wheel and in the light of the fireworks, they tied their lives together, and celebrated with all their friends and family. Read More
Jill & Cameron planned a chic wedding in the city at Hotel Monaco. Surrounded by the blue sky and Chicago's skyscrapers, they tied the knot & danced to the acoustic version of Sam Smith's "Latch."
Everyone loves the sentiment of the Father/Daughter dance, but too often the song choice ends up leading to sappy, sleepy swaying that leaves everyone a little bored. Read on for our best song choices to keep the crowd's energy!
For years we believed that learning a first dance online was a joke. How can anyone possibly watch a two dimensional screen and learn the endless subtleties of good dancing!
But we’ve reassessed this view, especially since technology has allowed dance teachers to purchase professionally quality recording and editing equipment at a fraction of what it used to cost (if you’re curious, a 3 axis gimbal used to cost $50,000+. Now you can purchase a high quality 3 axis gimbal for your iPhone (that shoots in 4K) for $100).
This means that creating effective first dance lessons online is easier than ever. But isn’t it better to learn in person? Sure. But not everyone has the time or resources to do so. Furthermore not every town has a wedding dance studio!
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If you’re like most Brides-to-be, you’ve spent countless hours choosing flower arrangements, hand-selecting centerpiece vases, and organizing the perfect seating chart that will have your guests mixing and mingling with ease. But there’s still one detail that you’re afraid might be out of your control: the dance party. How can you make sure you and your guests have a ball at your wedding?