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Instead of planning a standard wedding, many modern couples are choosing to customize their nuptials from crafting handwritten vows to choreographing a first dance. However, envisioning an elegant spin around the dance floor and actually executing one sans mistakes are quite different. Our etiquette experts weigh in on the question many couples scouring YouTube asking: is the choreographed dance routine passé or perfect for a coordinated couple?
If the notion of a choreographed dance thrills you and your fiancé, by all means do it. You should customize your day to your tastes, regardless of the opinions your guests may have about the choice. However, the success of your first dance relies on your preparations before the big day. Enroll in dance classes if you haven't already done so, and set aside time each week to rehearse your number. If the choreographed dance is in fact a labor of love, learning the steps and practicing your movements should be an enjoyable reprieve from the stresses of the wedding planning process.
As long as the dance is an entertaining endeavor for you and your fiancé, you should feel secure in your choice. When you finally hit the dance floor on your wedding day to display your expertise, any naysayers will be silenced when they see then joyful routine. If all members of your entourage are on board you should defintiely move forward with your plans. Even if the dance does not play out exactly according to your plans, your guests will be left with a wonderful and amusing memory of your efforts.