I’ve been to a few weddings in my day, many of them lovely. There are so many things I love about weddings. Watching the bride walk down the isle, the look in the groom’s eyes when he first sees her, the food, the dancing. With my own wedding just around the corner (
THIS NEXT YEAR!) I have been paying more close attention, getting inspiration for my own wedding. My Wedding Pinterest board is getting more full by the minute. But if there is one thing that I am NOT getting inspired about, it’s the first bride/groom dance.
If I had to describe my relationship with Ben in two words it would be Fun and Adventurous. We love things like Costume Parties (any day of the year will do!), challenging our neighbors to a friendly game of Corn Hole, bicycle pub crawls, painting each others toe nails, wait what? Anyway, our wedding should be a reflection of who we are and a traditional first dance just isn’t for us. It’s always some boring slow dance to a sappy love song that’s supposed to be timeless – although we all know our kids are still going to cringe over it in 15 years. While it makes for stunning photographs, it’s not really memorable ..You know what would be memorable? Picture this:
A traditional wedding song begins to play when suddenly the music stops. The Bride and Groom step onto the dance floor wearing Big Afro Wigs and Funky 80′s Clothes. The music resumes and it’s LMFAO “Sexy and I know It”! Can you imagine?! I LOVE IT! Nothing would be more memorable. The Bridal party could be in on it too! But while it’s all good in theory, I’m not exactly Julianne Hough and I can’t afford a dance instructor (not to mention it’s soo cliche). So what’s a girl to do?
Well there are yoga tapes for yoga at home and I can even practice Zumba on my xBox so why can’t I learn to dance there too?! Surely there had to be something. The Hip Hop Dance Experience boasted moves developed by celebrity choreographers Laurieann Gibson (Nicki Minaj Creative Director, BET’s Born to Dance) and Dave Scott (So You Think You Can Dance, Battle of the Year). They even have LMFAO “Sexy and I Know It” as a song choice! Sweet! Are we lucky, or what?! Best part is we can practice in our own living room (curtains drawn, of course) and Ben and I really could get a dance routine customized to our dance level (2 Left Feet, and Julianne Hough wannabe).
Each song from their list of 40 has 3 difficulty levels. So here is the plan:
- Master Level 1 - Don’t break any bones
- Master Level 2 - Heal all stubbed toes
- Consider Level 3
There are a ton of ways we could learn the song like with the little friendly Dance Party feature, or, if we’re feeling a little more competitive (we do get that way some times) we can face-off against each other in the classic Dance Battle. But I think the best solution for my two left feet is the Power Skooling mode. I have never seen a game with this feature! In Power Skooling mode we can easily master every move with step-by-step tutorials – which means we just may make it to Level 3 before the big day. Not only that, we could even choreograph other dances for the Bridal Party or even the Father/Daughter Dance! Wish us luck and look for the videos on YouTube – we’re going to be famous!