Wedding Dance Ideas - "Enter the Bridal Dress..."
The Wedding Dance Dress - Are you going away, or staying to play?
Traditionally, the bride and groom sneak away following the wedding ceremony, photos, receiving line, dinner, toasts, speeches, and first dance (I’m already exhausted), to change into their going-away attire. The couple emerges wearing tailored outfits appropriate for travel, bids friends and family adieu, and slips away in their tin-can-trailing getaway car. The guests party on, sans bride and groom.
But that was then.
Cut to 2010. The bride still wears the traditional gown for the ceremony through to the first dance, but the newlyweds stay for the party. And why not, they’ve probably paid for part of it. And instead of changing into travel gear, they slip into something comfortable to “boogie the night away” on the dance floor with their guests.
Enter, the Brides' Reception Dress, “The perfect gowns to dress down after your wedding dance, followed by a night of dancing, dining and fun.” Find a slim or short dress that will let you comfortably dance the night away at your wedding reception. Simple silhouettes have a glamorous touch with rich chiffon and charmeuse fabrics and beautiful beading. Flattering styles let you look your best while you visit with your wedding guests and enjoy the party.”
Who knew? We’d like to offer some suggestions about those outfits.
- Do consider comfort. Choose an outfit that is both easy to dance in and kind to your partner.
- Go for something that makes you feel sexy – a back-baring dress, something sensuous and slinky. But skip the rhinestones and sequins – your new spouse will feel like he’s dancing with a porcupine.
- Get the perfect fit. Allow for ease of movement. You just can’t move gracefully in tight clothing.
- Keep it simple. Fussy outfits might be cute on the hanger, and maybe even when you strut your stuff on the make-believe runway, but trust me, once you get on the dance floor and start to shimmy, you don’t want to have to worry about whether your outfit is shimmying in another direction.
- Pay attention to skirt length (and width). Longer than mid-calf and you won’t know where your skirt ends and your legs begin. Silk flows easily and doesn't tangle. Pencil skirts – cute as they may be, are not a good idea.
- Consider pants. Gaucho or palazzo pants (fitted at the hips and flared below)can be flattering and flowing fabric sweeps around your legs, making your moves appear even more dramatic.
- A simple little outfit in a soft knit and a flattering colour (it needn’t be white) will ensure your dancing won't be affected (in a bad way) by your outfit.
· Choose clothes that allow freedom of movement.
· Moisture-wicking fabrics are perfect for shirts (check stores that specialize in dancewear).
· Go for comfort (and sex appeal). Simple button-down or short-sleeved shirt and slacks in black or a neutral color are ideal.
· Watch your belt buckle! It can spoil the mood.
Now that you’ve got the shoes and wardrobe, you might want to keep up with the dancing after the honeymoon. It’s a great way to keep things fresh, and stay in shape after the wedding.
Wedding Dances - Creating your Wedding Dance Story
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