(Closed) Wedding dance in big dress

posted 7 years ago in Music
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can always get it bustled. Probably a good idea if you want to dance in a dress with a train!

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Don’t skip that dress! It’s a stunner! I’d get it bustled.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your dress is gorgeous! I had a ballgown too and was meant to be bustling it for the dancing. It didn’t go quite as plan and ended up falling down but it didn’t matter. We did a waltz which was kind of tricky but it added to the experience and we had a good laugh about it. The rest of the night I just enjoyed twirling my dress around and kept everyone out of the way! 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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LearCat23:  Get it bustled and do a waltz 🙂

 

Have your teacher teach you these three moves and you’ll look great on your big day:

1. Waltz basic box

2. Waltz progressive

3. Waltz ladies’ underarm turn

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My fiance and I also don’t dance but are taking a few lessons for our first dance and plan to do a foxtrot!  Definitely get it bustled.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Beautiful dress! I had a ballgown also and we did a waltz.  The main thing is that I wasn’t able to practice in the dress itself and I was really surprised how difficult it was – if you can put the dress on and see how it feels, I recommend it.  My other issue was that I wanted to wear flats and it made the dress a little too long and so I was stepping on it – if you can wear heels or have the dress hemmed, that will help your dancing! Good luck!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

What your seamstress did is right.  Dance teachers have taught many couples for weddings and they are aware of a big dress when they teach you the steps.  My dance teacher also has us dance with a bit more space between us to make room for the imaginary dress.  

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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LearCat23:  You know the big avantage of the big dress is that if you mess up your dance steps, no one can see! 🙂

 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Don’t skip any of it….my dress was bigger than yours because I wore a huge hoop skirt under it…and I was fine dancing the night away!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

if the dress is hemmed to the right length you shouldn’t have a problem. My husband was able to step just under the dress. Also make sure your crinooline is secure underneath! Waltzing in my gown was fine but my crinoline came loose and I kept stepping on it, lol.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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LearCat23:  Definitely talk to your instructor! I am sure they’ll have lots of great advice. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

It’s very possible! I actually bought a cheap, clearance prom dress to practice in (we’re swing dancing for our 1st dance). Also, most dance instructors are very familiar with wedding routines, so they should be able to work around the dress.

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