I love working with wedding couples! Selfishly, as a dance instructor I only wish those excited, harried, stressed and madly in love couples might slow down a bit and enjoy the journey. One easy and fun way is by focusing on their first dance. It's one area of all the madness and planning where they can actually have fun, have full control of planning and really make it their own. It's their time to shine and show the world (and all those aunt and uncles they didn't know they had) how perfect they are for each other.
Often, I see couples put their first dance towards the end. It's the one thing you cannot hand off to a well-intended relative or a wedding planner. You have to take the time to do it yourself. How about you GIVE yourself the gift of that time.
Dancing together will add some much needed semblance of routine (if you go regularly), exercise to increase your stamina for the big day and some real fun!
Let me get to the point of it's real importance in my humble opinion and yes, experience: If you want your wedding to be memorable for you AND your guests, your first dance is the way to do it. Yes, people will talk about the dress and the handsome groom, the delicious food, and the lovely setting and will even tell their friends. But, what they will remember in that moment and moments after is how you made them feel. That first dance focuses on you and your obvious love for each other of course. From an attendees perspective whether it be a friend, a colleague, your favorite aunt, or a parent what they see is LOVE. What they see is two young people gliding on the floor like no one else exists without any care in the world except that present moment swirling and gazing into each other's eyes. What they feel is romance, hope that love may come for them or memory of their current or past love. What they feel in that moment is what your wedding dance is all about and what they will remember.
So, go take those lesson--and sooner rather than later! Your family and friends will remember your wedding day and how they felt long after because they saw love in real time floating on the dance floor!
About the Author:MaryAnn Molloy is a ballroom dance instructor who is also a certified life coach and certified personal trainer. MaryAnn uses her unique blend of skill sets to share her passion of dance with others!
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