Here’s a special way you can honor folks who had a Covid wedding on your wedding day.
I know you’re planning out song selections for the big musical moments: your processional, your first dance, parent dances… but what about other moments during the day that might need some soundtrack magic? I’m talking about getting ready with your wedding party, your first look — moments that might need some depth.
PLUS: we’ve got an ultra special song tucked in our pockets that you should totally consider for one of these moments. More on that later… keep scrolling!
When my partner suggested we do a full “so you think you can dance” stylized wedding tango as our first dance, I was thrilled. I’ve always loved the idea of learning how to tango. It’s a bold choice. It’s a feminist choice. The tango is the only ballroom dance where the man is not in charge. I was excited. But on the day of the wedding, I started to get anxious. I heard the shift in the music we had agreed would be our queue, and I hesitated. My introverted self just wanted to stay in my room and flee the audience. I pulled myself together and stepped out onto our living room floor…
Haven’t you always dreamed of that moment where you cuddle up for a dance with your new spouse, sharing a deeply meaningful and intimate experience, gazing into each other’s eyes… IN FRONT OF EVERYONE? I’ll be honest: six+ months later I don’t at all remember why we decided we wanted to do a first dance. When it came to the big day it definitely felt awkward, but I’m so glad we did it for these reasons…
Nidia and Jamal had an adorable wedding at an A-frame at Ross Camp in West Lafayette, Indiana. They originally planned to have their ceremony outside in front of a pine tree and pond, but Mother Nature forced them inside due to rain. The ceremony included one of our favorite readings, “I Like You,” and instead of having a first kiss, they high-fived (and then kissed because why not?).
Many, many (but not all) weddings feature dancing in some fashion. There’s the first dance, the parent and child dance, and then there’s the reception. That’s a lot of dancing! If there’s going to be dancing at your wedding, it’s a lot more fun if you have some idea of what you’re doing. As someone who has professionally taught wedding couples how to dance, as well as gone through my own engagement process (and learning to dance with my fiancé), here are some tips for learning how to dance.