Dress To Impress For Your First Dance

You dance your best when you look and feel your best. So, let’s make you look great and feel comfortable during your first dance!

Photography Credit: Bharat Parmar Photography

Photography Credit: Bharat Parmar Photography

As a bride, there are a few things you can do before the big day arrives.

First and foremost, make sure you and a bridesmaids practice bustling your gown at least once or twice. Pay close attention to the number of clasps and make sure you don’t miss any on your wedding day. If you fail to attach them all then your bustle won’t hold and you could trip over your dress while dancing.

Photography Credit: LifeFusion Photography

Photography Credit: LifeFusion Photography

Another way to ensure you’re steady on your feet is to break in your wedding shoes.

Photography Credit: Grazier Photography

Photography Credit: Brian Phillips Photography

The best shoes for your first dance are comfortable ones!

If you don’t normally wear four inch heels then we recommend you stick with flats for your big day. Choose comfort over style as you’ll be on your feet for hours and they’ll be hidden by your dress anyway.

Photography Credit: Person + Killian Photography

Photography Credit: Person + Killian Photography

Whether you have  stilettos or flats, if your shoes are brand new then you’ll want to break them in. You should wear them around your house and encourage your fiancé to do the same!

Photography Credit: Grazier Photography

Photography Credit: Grazier Photography

By the time your wedding day arrives your shoes should feel great!

Then, all that’s left to do is practice dancing in your formal attire.

We recommend a dress rehearsal while your photographer is taking formal photos. Not only does it make for great candid images but you can also hold your dips and turns allowing for posed shots as well.

Photography Credit: Leise Jones Photography

Photography Credit: Leise Jones Photography

While your photographer is snapping away,  you’ll get a feel for what you can and can’t do in your formalwear.

For example, right now form-fitting suits are extremely popular in men’s fashion. However, this stylish cut often limits one’s range of motion. If the groom is wearing a slim fitting jacket then he may realize during dress rehearsal that he needs to undo a few buttons or forgo the whole coat during the big dance.

A quick run-through is also helpful for the bride. A wedding dress feels a lot different than regular clothing when you’re being dipped and spun. So, it’s nice to see what it feels like before all eyes are on you.

Once you’re comfortable in your clothing then you’re ready to go! Ladies, reapply your lipstick and hit the dance floor. It’s your time to shine!

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