Ladies, I need some help. Even when my dress is bustled, it was too long for me to dance the waltz (our first dance). The seamstress put a loop in it so I can hold it in my hand, but now I am wondering — do I hold it in my right hand or my left hand? Both seem problematic. The left hand is for control and partner communication… and the right hand gets raised above my head for turns. So what do I do? Which hand does it go in? Anyone experience this before?
I picked at tea-length dress for the very reason I know I wouldn’t be able to get the dance right otherwise! However, if I had gone with a long dress I would have opted on the right arm. Here’s a link showing how the Swedish Crown Princess dealt with her dress!
I don’t know the “official” rules on this, but every time I’ve seen someone dance while holding their dress in a loop, it’s always in the hand that is holding the hand of her partner, so I guess that would be the right hand. Like I said, though, not sure of the official rules on this, or if there are any. This is just what I’ve seen, and it seems to work out ok
I had a long dress that couldn’t really be bustled. I held it in my left hand, and my husband held my right hand in his with his other hand on my back. It sure taught us how to “communicate” while dancing! I suggest you practice your little heart out, and all will be fine on your wedding day! In the end the pictures turned out lovely–like the period movies we see with the lovely waltz scenes and the herione being spun around like a princes by her lover! =)When we designed our own waltz, I used the 90’s version of Anna Karenina for inspiration, the one with Sean Bean in it. Hope that helps!