1. Don't stress
What is supposed to be the happiest day of your life is probably also one of the most stressful to organise. Your wedding dance SHOULD NOT be part of this stress! Most couples I've worked with really enjoy this time spent away from their busy schedules and find it to be a great bonding activity at a time when they need it the most! Practising your wedding dance should be a fun part of organising the wedding.
Whether it's the song that reminds you of a happy time together, or just a song you both love, think carefully about choosing a song that reflects your relationship as a couple. Make the decision between choosing a song that's popular right now vs. a classic song. Some couples worry that a more modern song may not be as popular when they're watching their wedding video in years to come but think a classic will always stand the test of time.
If you're not getting the steps when your choreographer is teaching them to you don't panic! Choreography can often take a while to settle, especially if you're new to dance. Sleep on it, and review it the next day. Most of the time I find that with a break, people come back with fresher minds and are more able to pick up the choreography. Make sure you film the routine at the end of every lesson too; this will be an invaluable tool for practising the dance in your own time.
4. Take your dress and shoes into consideration
Desperate to do the Dirty Dancing lift but have a long dress with a train? It may not work. Be realistic about the movements you will be able to do in your dress and explain to your choreographer what your dress is like so they know your restrictions. Also, have a practice in heels that are similar to your wedding shoes... Dancing in flats is very different to dancing in heels and you don't want to be surprised on the big day!
The layout is likely to be very different to your living room! So if at all possible, have a quick 5 minute run through in the space in order to acclimatise yourselves to your new dance floor.
6. Keep it simple
You don't want to be worrying about a super complex routine on your big day. A routine with a mixture of steps like the waltz step, dips, spins and sways looks effective but will be fairly simple to learn. The less you have to think about it, the more you can enjoy it. And remember, if you mess up on the day DON’T WORRY! Keep smiling, because only you two will know you made a mistake. All your guests will be wowed by the amazing performance!