Intimate, family-run boutique featuring designer bridal gowns, plus prom & special-occasion dresses.


Laurieโ€™s Bridal and Formal
14891 N. Northsight Blvd
Northsight Crossing Shopping Center
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 699-3973

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Wedding Dance Tips

A Few Tips to Dancing at Your Wedding

Yes, you might feel terrified at the very thought of dancing publically in front of all your friends and family. Who wants to look stupid on the dance floor? But donโ€™t worry, because weโ€™ve got you covered with these tips to keep in mind.

Choose a song thatโ€™s easy to dance to

Look for a song whose beat is clear enough to dance to easily. Whether you choose an old classic or a contemporary song, you need to be comfortable with its beat. Find a song that both of you are familiar with, and which is easy for you to fall in rhythm with. Oh, and while youโ€™re choosing a song, make sure it doesnโ€™t have any inappropriate lyrics or hidden meanings! A lot of songs may sound romantic, but have some dirty undertones!

Make sure itโ€™s a dance both of you can do

Itโ€™s possible that one person is a better dancer than the other, in which case the better dancer is going to have to make some allowances and come down to the level of the less capable one. You donโ€™t want to force your partner into learning a dance thatโ€™s too complicated for them, only to have them blank on the floor. Go for easy little steps.

Hold a good dance position and donโ€™t sway

Practice beforehand so you know how to hold a proper dance position that allows you to feel connected to your partner when you dance. Plus, itโ€™ll stop you from looking down at your feet, and allow you to have eye contact with your partner. This should also enable you to look great in the photos since you wonโ€™t look worried about stepping on your partnerโ€™s toes. And donโ€™t sway! Thatโ€™s just going to give you a very high school look.

Only dance for three minutes

Make sure the dance is under three minutes in order to prevent your guests from getting bored. They want to join in the fun too, so finish your dance within an appropriate amount of time and open up the dance floor to everyone.

Be confident and have fun

Enter the dance floor with confidence. You may not be the best dancer, but itโ€™s still your special day! All eyes are going to be on you, and little missteps you make will probably be laughed off in the spirit of the occasion. The important thing is to stand tall, keep your head up and step confidently to the floor. Let the music play for a few seconds to get you in the zone, and then go for it!

And remember to have fun. The stress that comes with dancing in front of a load of people can make it easy to forget that this part is supposed to be enjoyable and memorable. Enjoy the dance, smile at your partner, and forget about how worthy of a video the dance might be. Lean into the moment and focus on having a good time. The genuine smiles on your faces alone will make it worth It in the end, since theyโ€™ll make for the best pictures.

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