A couple came in today to our social ballroom dance studio seeking help from us in planning the perfect first dance for their Star Wars wedding! How cool is that? Going with a particular theme, era, or mood makes planning any wedding easier by narrowing down the tough choices, from centerpieces to location. With guests also enjoying themed weddings, your wedding day is sure to be memorable for years to come.
Our instructors and choreographers here at Dance FX Studios in Mesa, Arizona have helped with more than a few themed wedding dances in the past. Star Wars will be exciting because there will be new ideas gleamed from the soon-to-be-released film Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Here are a few other great ideas for your wedding. Maybe one will capture your hearts or spark a creative idea for your big day!
A Country Wedding
Here in the desert, plenty of people go with Country-themed weddings! It’s an obvious choice for our natural surroundings of cacti, mountains and beautiful sunsets. If you decide to embrace Arizona’s ambiance, here are a few fun ideas for your big day:
-Ride in to your event together on horses! Or maybe the bride and bridesmaids show up inside a horse drawn carriage, while the groom and his posse of groomsmen ride up on individual horses.
-Cowboy boots are a MUST! There’s nothing cuter than a bride and groom in matching boots! Wear matching Western outfits too! Everything works and looks adorable especially when all of your guests are wearing Western too!
-Try serving Moonshine! Cowboys and Cowgirls love their homemade booze! Since moonshine can be made in just about any flavor, it’s easy to keep everyone happy. Provide a bar of choices that would be appropriate for the Old West and while providing historical fun there will still be something for everyone!
Learn to dance the Two Step or Country Swing! Perform an entire choreographed Western wedding dance with a mix of Country dance styles. Instead of doing the prom sway you learned at the 8th grade Sadie Hawkins dance, blow everyone’s mind away with awesome turns and maybe even a dip or two on the dance floor! Want more mind-blowing showmanship? Ask for how we can help you to Rock Your Reception! And, how fun would it be to incorporate your entire bridal and bring them in to learn to Swing dance or Two Step. Imagine how much fun it will be to prepare your wedding, instead of it being stressful. Plus, your wedding party will have memories to last a lifetime.
The Roaring 20’s
Do you sometimes feel like you were born in the wrong era? The Roaring Twenties makes for a great wedding theme! Think of the style and beautiful highfalutin outfits of the film The Great Gatsby and imagine your entire wedding party entertaining with grand style! The time of prohibition brought out plenty of scandal, but it also brought some amazing style, attitude and dance steps! If you want, with the splendor of all black and white, try these ideas on for size:
-Get a flapper-style wedding dress with pearls and long white gloves! Your fiancé could choose a style as dapper as Leonardo Dicaprio in his Gatsby tux with all kinds of non-traditional details, like three buttons, flapped pockets, side vents, and gauntlet cuffs. Why not include a 20’s-inspired head piece for the bride and Culverton hat for him from a local costume shop or bridal shop!
-When designing invites, cakes, decorations, etc. – think Art deco, vintage, and glitter. The Roaring Twenties were all about glitz and glamour. Aren’t you excited to share all this with your guests!?
Let Dance FX Studios help you with a first dance that matches this era. Try out the fun and flirty Swing dance called the Jitterbug. Or, for more romance, try the ballroom Foxtrot. No matter what your choice, you’re sure to have your guests talking about your wedding dance for decades.
Mexico City Nights
If Arizona is known for anything aside from Country Music, it’s also known for the great Latin culture. Why not bring together delicious food and a cultural event with a bit of a twist –Mexico City style! Spice up your wedding with ideas from a place well-known for romance, passion and fantastic styles of dancing. After all Mexico City set the record for having the most people kissing simultaneously! Here are a few more ways you can spice up your wedding day:
-Hire a Salsa Band! Or Mariachi band! Or if that isn’t your taste, there are lots of other Latin musical styles to choose from including Latin fusion bands which will give your reception party a very unique flavor. Fill your reception with Salsa dancing, Bachata and the playful Merengue. Latin dancing brings any party to life!
Have a Salsa bar! Make it large, full of choices and festive! Run the gamut from mild to screaming hot, hot, hot! Red, green, mango, corn, pineapple, habanero … there are so many types to choose from! Serve it with different kinds of flavorful foods of Mexico City. Pick from local favorites such as: Tortilla (or Aztec) Soup, Chilies Rellenos and Cochinita Pibil – a tender pork loin wrapped in banana leaves then seasoned and baked. Sound yummy? Sure it does, make your dinner all Yucatan style!
Speaking of Salsa… make your first wedding dance together spirted and fiery by performing a steamy Argentine Tango! Latin dances are super-sexy and festive. Why not take advantage of your big day to draw some awesome attention by performing Latin styles of dance together at your wedding!?
There are TONS of themes you can go with for your wedding, but the most important part is your dream fantasy wedding is something you love that you and your fiancé will remember fondly all your lives. This is your special day for the two of you. We will help make your dream wedding ideas come true on the dance floor so give us a call at 480-968-6177 to set up your Wedding dance Consultation today! We are located on the corner of Dobson and Guadalupe in Mesa Arizona, near Gilbert, Chandler, Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ. We’ve helped thousands of couples start their lives together on the right foot with private Wedding Dance Lessons. Now it’s your turn to get in on the fun!