Funny Wedding Dance Surprise
Get the party started with a surprise wedding dance! Be original and memorable, surprising your guests with amusing dance moves and unexpected songs.
Typically, a surprise first dance will start with a slow romantic song which transitions into a different, faster song. This transition can be gradual, with the two songs seamless changing. Or the change can be dramatic, with the couple acting shocked and confused, as if their first dance has been ruined. Dramatic surprise dances require the second song to be unexpectedly fast and funky, to which the couple can bust some crazy, over-the-top, high octane moves. Whether the change is gradual or dramatic, the change of song surprises and amuses the wedding guests who cheer and laugh, setting a celebratory atmosphere for the night ahead.
How to do a Funny Wedding Dance
The best funny wedding dances have excellent choreography, timing and confidence. So we advise that you book six wedding dance lessons to make sure you have had enough tuition to pull it off successfully. Our wedding dance lessons are suitable for all abilities and are scheduled for dates and times that suit you. For your convenience, your dance teacher can teach you in the comfort of your own home.
Part 1 – The Start
Any slow, romantic song works for the first part of the dance, as you are lulling your wedding guests into thinking it is just a normal first dance. This is an opportunity to choose a song that is meaningful to you as a couple.
Part 2 – The Middle – Surprise!
This is most effective when it’s an unexpected choice that totally clashes with your first song. It’s a common mis-communication that this song needs to ‘go with’ the first song, it’s actually the opposite! In this section you can dance to either one song or several. It’s vital that you love the songs you choose, as it means you will enjoy it that much more. Don’t choose the surprise songs on what you think the guests will enjoy or from what you saw on YouTube, go with what makes you happy. You can end the dance here and invite your guests to join you on the dance floor, or you can go to Part 3.
Part 3 – The End
Go back to the song you danced to in Part 1, as this creates a dream sequence, in a ‘did that really happen’ sort of way. You can start the music where you ended Part 1, or a point of the song near the end, but don’t start the music from the beginning again as the humour won’t be as effective.
It works best when the songs are edited onto track, as it ensures a seamless transition and perfect timing. It means there won’t be any mistakes on the day, plus you can practice and rehearse to your music. We advise against DJs manually switching tracks as it will take too long, creating a pause that will give the impression the dance is over, which will be awkward when you guests clap and cheer, but then you start dancing again! If you would like your music mixed by a professional, we can recommend a very talented music editor.
Real-life surprise wedding dance couples
Our couple Erin & Indy danced to ‘Especially For You’ by Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan before launcing into a surprise Bangra song. Erin told us “I surprised the guests by changing from my wedding dress into my beautiful Indian sari. We started our first dance shuffling around, looking a little bit embarrassed. Suddenly the music screeched to a halt and we pretended to look horrified. Then the intro to our Indian bangra song kicked in, the beat dropped and we began our amazing dance. Our guests shock quickly changed to whoops and cheers! The best moment was when Indy spun and dipped me, perfectly in time. We kissed and everyone went wild! We finished our ‘choreographed bit’ halfway through the song to allow everyone to join us on the dance floor – it was a dance floor invasion! Everyone from grannies to toddlers piled on all getting down with bangra moves. Our dance got an amazing reaction, it was a brilliant and exhilarating experience.”
Our couple Erica & Roji danced to Grow Old With You by Daniel Padilla before surprising their guests with Sexy & I Know It by LMFAO! Erica said “Me and my husband thought it was superb and fantastic! We are sooo happy and impressed on how our choreographer managed to teach us. Both me and my husband do not dance really well but she is superb and chooses the right steps for us. Thank you so much for all the help, our deepest thanks for being such a lovely choreographer.”