Our first dance was no exception. And being a huge fan of Dancing with the Stars and having Cheryl Burke's dance studio within 5-10 minutes of my home, I knew that personal dancing lessons and a choreographed dance was definitely in the plans for Mr Fix It and I. We didn't want to do the little "start off dancing slow and then act like the DJ screwed up and the song skips and switches to a fast one where all the guests are surprised as you bust a move to Salt n Pepa's Push It." As fun as that is, again, it's been done....it's a show called Rock the Reception on TLC.
Mr Fix It and I don't really have a special 'song,' so I browsed my ipod and came up with some fun ideas. And both Mr Fix It and I knew that we wanted to do some type of swing dance. So I also browsed YouTube and saved a few favorites of wedding couples who danced swing dances as their first dance...especially the ones who used the same song I wanted to.
I ran out and bought a fedora as a surprise for Mr Fix It. My plan was to have Mr Fix It standing in the center of the dance floor...the DJ would begin playing the song 'Fever' by Michael Buble and Mr Fix It would slowly snap his fingers to the opening beat. At that time, I would slink on out in my newly revealed reception dress and do the whole slow, sexy, seductive moves around Mr Fix It...you know, take the fedora off his head, put it on mine...eventually toss it off to someone in the crowd. Then Mr Fix It would dip me all sexy at one point after about the first minute of the song and on that beat, the DJ would switch to Michael Buble's song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." So perfect for swing dancing! Seriously! Imagine some ideas like this: