I’ve been thinking of wedding dresses a lot in the last couple of weeks. Of course it has been the talk of the town with the Royal Wedding, and Kate’s dress certainly did not disappoint. I wonder if they were having a First Dance however and how that magnificent train would have hitched up?
Similarly a bride a couple of months ago suddenly discovered she couldn’t walk backwards due to the train. Luckily we still had another lesson and the steps were easily changed.
It is worth finding out the limitations of your dress though – whether you plan on having a first dance or not. It is a long wonderful day and although you realise that you will be moving a lot differently than if you were in jeans and a t shirt, there are still lots of things you will want to be doing. Realising the limitations of your movement in advance allows you to plan how you will do things. When teaching couples I constantly have to remind them (particularly the groom often taking vast strides around the room!) – that heels and a frock will be brought into the equation. This often leads to teasing the groom about Princess Di style frocks or mini dresses!
The dress of your dreams is often one of the most important factors of a wedding and should be fully embraced, but don’t forget to get to know it a little before your wonderful day.
PS. This goes for grooms too – don’t forget to check those new shoes for slipperiness!