How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Song
wedding songs you choose will set the tone for your ceremony and
reception. So it’s never too early to start planning your wedding music.
Your wedding-day music says as much about you and your personality as
your dress and wedding decorations. Make sure you pick music that fits
you and your couple style so that you set the tone that represents you –
and your love — to a tee.
Start by putting together a list of ceremony songs. Then, browse
first dance song ideas, father daughter dance songs, and more. If the
father-daughter dance is done right, there won’t be a dry eye in the
house when it’s over. it’s a good idea to focus on tunes that have lyrics you can relate to, or songs that both you and Dad have always enjoyed.
Once you have picked the perfect song(s) for your special day, then we
can help design a perfect dance routine to match your song(s). Just let
us know of your selection during your consultation and we’ll work
together to make you shine like a star on the dance floor on your
- Tip 1: Cut Your Music
- Tip 2: Know the Limits of your Dress
- Tip 3: Shoes and Vaseline
- Tip 4: Dip, Don’t Drop
- Tip 5: Practice in your Skirt and Shoes
Tip 1: Cut Your Music
Have you ever been to a wedding and watched the first dance drag on
for what seems like forever as the wedding couple just stands there and
sways back and forth? Don’t be that couple. Even professional dancers
often try to keep their routines to 2-3 minutes tops so the audience
isn’t bored and they’re left wanting just a bit more.
Have your music edited professionally at the studio or ask your DJ to fade it out at a pre-determined point.
Another trick is to invite your parents or the wedding party out to share the floor with you after the first minute or two.
Tip 2: Know the Limits of your Dress
when you go for your fitting, be sure to try moving around in your
dress. Can you lift your arms above your head? Do your heels get caught
in the hem? Would a swing dance just not work in your hoop skirt? Is
your dress so “poofy” that you won’t be able to reach your partner? Is
your tiara so tall that you won’t be able to do an underarm turn? Find
out the answers to these questions early!
Tip 3: Shoes and Vaseline
Guys, if your patent leather shoes squeak when you rub them together,
they may stick and trip you up. (Really, we’ve seen it happen.) Just
rub a bit of Vaseline on them where they rub and you’ll be good to go.
Tip 4: Dip, Don’t Drop
Gentlemen, when you dip your partner, make sure to keep your back
vertically straight and don’t bend over her. Lower her a bit with your
arms and make the dip look deeper by bending one knee.
We know it’s tempting to bend into the dip to plant one on her, but
wait until you bring her back up. Leaning forward makes staying balanced
difficult. We’ve seen grooms topple over and onto their brides more
than once. Don’t let it happen to you.
Ladies, you can help him out a lot by keeping your back strongly
arched when you dip. Let your head drop back in a relaxed way and keep
your hips lifted. This looks elegant rather than stiff, which is what
happens when you try to hold your head up. It also makes you much
lighter in his arms because you are essentially supporting yourself and
just using him for light balance.
Tip 5: Practice in your Skirt and Shoes
one of our ballroom practice skirts and wear it over your crinoline for
several lessons. You both need to get used to having all that skirt
swirling around your legs.
Don’t let the wedding be the first time you wear your shoes–break
those puppies in. Let them adjust and stretch to fit your feet. Ladies
get used to moving in your heels. Practice under conditions as close to
what you’ll have on the big day as possible. The fewer surprises you
have on the dance floor the better!