I am a dancer. I love, love, love to dance. I talked about this before, but aside from the photography and food, one of my biggest desires in my wedding is for people to have a good time. When does that take place? The Reception!
Who is going to make that happen? THE DJ! I am having a brunch ceremony, and perhaps it sounds strange to have dancing for that hour, but believe me... it's happening. And I understand there are brides who don't want the DJ to be the life of the party, but I do. However, I know there are people out there who would secretly strap themselves to a chair before following me to the dance floor. They hate people who say "Oh, come oonnnnn. Come dance!"
Solution? Have a dance lesson! My family is Latin, and there will be salsa, merengue, and possibly tango (tango is not my forte lol). Obviously, the DJ will mix it up so that there's a mix of (clean) hip hop, salsa, oldies, merengue, etc.
Your opinion, needed here -> I originally was going with the idea of having a tango lesson, but our prospective DJ told us that may not be a good idea. He said tango requires a partner and is not really a dance that you can learn steps on your own. That can shift the dynamic of the audience. Basically, when you're the "single" girl and you find yourself feeling awkward during the dance lesson having to pair up with a random cousin OR you tell your girl friend she is now the male-partner.
Salsa on the other hand -- you can learn steps on your own AND its not as awkward to dance it with a girl or by yourself. At first I was REALLY not feeling a salsa lesson. Don't get me wrong, salsa is my passion -- but I really dislike those cheesy "beginner" classes. Then, I had to put myself in my friend's/guest's shoes. There are plenty of people who would not find the beginner class cheesy, and in fact would love to refresh their memory on the steps. Thus, when the DJ transitions into "Acuyuye" by DLG (upbeat salsa song I will be requesting! ;), everyone feels pumped up enough to give it a shot! At least that's what my mind wants to believe.
What do YOU think? Stick with the salsa lesson or go with tango? Our prospective DJ & MC's are SO freakin' awesome that they were trained dancers too!! Can we say perfect match?! So they can also teach swing. But.... I don't know swing at all, and regardless WHAT dance they teach, salsa WILL be played. So people might as well learn it, no?
Do you think the beginner's salsa class would be cheesy? Should we try a different dance? No class? Or are you saying "NO DUMMY! We need it and we want the salsa!!!"
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First, in case you're curious about the most highly picked flowers, these were the top 3:
Ironically, 2 of those were part of the giveaway!
Thank you to EVERYONE's beautiful & sweet comments. I will have ONE giveaway each month because y'all inspire me!! I try to reasonably price these, so feel free to check out my store if you didn't win. So I had a total of 52 comments. I went to random.org and put 1-52 and the number chosen was *drumroll*
48! So the 48th comment was:
kayLad who said...
"Ariana for me is definitely my favorite because it reminds me of my mom who sadly won't be with me on my wedding day."
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