July 10

Rant or Rave: Bridesmaid Dance Performance

A good friend is attending a wedding this weekend in which one of the bridesmaids insists upon performing a dance for the couple with her boyfriend, who is a professional dancer. It’s not a group of bridesmaids performing, or even something the bride and groom requested—she simply wants to show off her moves as a “gift” to the happy couple.

Would you be flattered that your friends wanted to perform for you, or do you think this kind of showmanship detracts from the couple as the center of attention?

Is it more acceptable for a group of loved ones to perform together, as in this charming video? What defines the boundary between a fun dance performance and a showy display?

Does the idea of a bridal party member’s solo dance performance make you want to rant or rave?

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Katie M. is a Writer at Wedding Paper Divas. She has the privilege of viewing nearly every piece of stationery before it goes up on the website, giving her the ultimate inside scoop on upcoming trends in the stationery world. She loves classic designs with a surprising twist, and enjoys finding new ways to express her ever-evolving personal style—a blend of traditional glamour and bohemian whimsy that makes Wedding Paper Divas a perfect fit! In addition to her love for writing, Katie is obsessed with health and fitness, skincare, UC Santa Barbara, all things adorable, the beach, dancing, cooking, getting real mail, fresh flowers, discount shopping, and shoes (who isn’t?). Katie is a contributing editor to Diva Dialogue. Be sure to check out her recurring feature, “Rant or Rave.”

4 thoughts on “Rant or Rave: Bridesmaid Dance Performance

  1. bridal expert

    That was a really funny video. How long did the boys rehearsed that? It must have took them a long time to perfect their moves and it really paid off. Great job guys!

  2. Ramona

    RANT! The day should totally be about the bride and groom and not a silly bmaid or gman who wants to showcase themselves. If it was done together with the whole bridal party or if the bride and groom asked you, then that would be okay. I think it can also be subjective to the type of performance as well.

  3. Mary

    This is such a touchy subject, and so full of if’s, and’s, or but’s. Overall, I think that a choreographed dance, like the one above, can be fun for the newlyweds and guests. If a guest wants to do their own performance, they should definitely check with the couple first. If the couple isn’t ok with it, then nix the idea altogether. If they are ok with it, then everyone else should be too.

  4. Ring

    That was a cool choreographed dance by the wedding party! I tapped my best friends wedding this past Holiday and thought you would enjoy this video of mine!!!
    Thanks

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