The very first dance-will I leave it to chance?

The whole wedding day is steeped in  tradition and it’s so interesting to see how far away from the original concept that we have come with all these too! The First Dance goes back to the days of Kings and Queens who  used to open a ball or a special event. This special occasion was led by the guest of honour. This person was typically someone very high on the social ladder or someone of royalty.

Dancing is very much at the forefront of my mind at the moment as I try to learn the moves for Cuban Salsa for a local charity event here in Coffs Harbour called “Stars of the Coffs Coast Dance for Cancer” Talk about pressure! I get it people!

In a traditional wedding, the bride and groom should start off dancing together, then the groom should dance with his new mother-in-law, then his own mother. At the same time, the bride should dance with her new father-in-law and then with her father. The best man should join the dancing, with the maid of honour or chief bridesmaid when the newlyweds first break apart to dance with their in-laws. The rest of the ushers and bridesmaids are also invited to the dance floor at this time. Once the song has finished, all the guests are invited to join the party on the dance floor.

Will you learn a choreographed dance routine or just enjoy a dance together ? Oh no-more decisions!!!

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