Your first dance as husband and wife is something you've fantasized about. It's that kind of experience where time stops and the world around you disappears. All eyes are on you, but all you see is your best friend and new life partner holding you close. You try not to cry, but let's be honest here, you're probably going to get a little misty.
For these reasons, you should forget everything you learned in dance lessons.
To be clear, this doesn't mean that you and your future spouse shouldn't attend dance lessons. Dance lessons are awesome. That might sound confusing. We'll back it up a bit. Your number one priority should be to feel comfortable on the dance floor. If either of you has two left feet, a few dance lessons under your belts well help you understand what it feels like to dance as a duo. In fact, we really do recommend that you sign up for a few sessions, because slow dancing with one another takes a different form of confidence than doing the Cha Cha Slide.
So then why should you forget the steps? It's simple- your time out there on the dance floor is precious. You likely agonized over your wedding song, so why drown out the melody and lyrics with "and one, two, three, one, two, three, back, center, right, center" ringing through your head?! Not to mention that you're probably going to step on each other's toes, anyway.
So instead of taking dance lessons too seriously, look at them as an opportunity to gain some confidence with your partner on the dance floor and a break from the stress of wedding planning. When it comes to the first dance, just sway to the rhythm of love (song reference to the Plain White T's, anyone?). Maybe you'll impress your guests with a spin or two, but most importantly, you'll be in the moment.