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 it 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. This allows the couple can bust some crazy, over-the-top, high octane moves. A song is surprising and amusing for the wedding guests who will cheer and laugh. It sets 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. We suggest that six wedding dance lessons is 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.

1 – The Start
Any slow, romantic song works for the first part, as you are pretending that it is a standard first dance. This is an opportunity to choose a song that is meaningful to you as a couple.

2 – The Middle – Surprise!
This is most effective when it’s an unexpected song choice that totally clashes with the starting song. Couples often think this song needs to ‘go with’ the first song, it’s actually the opposite! In this part you can dance to either one song or several. It’s vital that you love the songs you choose, as it means you will really enjoy it. Choose songs that make you happy! You could either finish here, or invite your guests to join you on the dance floor. Or you can go to the next section.

3 – The End
Go back to the song you danced to at the start. This creates a dream sequence, in a ‘did that really happen’ scenario. 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 effective.

Editing Music

It’s best when the songs are edited onto one track, as this 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. It takes too long and creates a pause that will give the impression the dance is over. This becomes awkward when you guests start clapping thinking it’s the end, 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

Erin & Indy danced to ‘Especially For You’ by Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan, then a surprise Bangra song. Erin said “I surprised the guests by changing from my wedding dress into my beautiful Indian sari. We started our first dance shuffling around, looking 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’ and invited everyone to join us – it was a dance floor invasion! Everyone from grannies to toddlers piled on all getting down with bangra moves. The reaction was amazing, it was a brilliant and exhilarating experience.”

Erica & Roji danced to Grow Old With You by Daniel Padilla, before surprising 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 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.”

Funny Dance Songs For Weddings

Get ready to dance the night away at your wedding with these hilarious wedding hits! Your wedding reception is the perfect time to let loose, have fun, and create memories that will last a lifetime. And what better way to get the party started than with a first dance filled with songs that are guaranteed to make everyone laugh?

Whether you’re a fan of classic hits or prefer more contemporary tunes, we’ve got you covered. From funny, tongue-in-cheek lyrics to infectious beats that will have everyone clapping along and cheering you on. As they cheer you on, imagine your guests laughing, singing and dancing to catchy choruses and witty verses of your first dance song.

By handpicking the songs that reasonate best with you both, you can create a playlist that reflects your unique sense of humor and personalities. No doubt your first dance will put your guests in the dancing mood and keep the dance floor packed all night long, as they won’t be able to resist joining in on the fun and dancing the night away.

  • Sexy And I Know It, LMFAO
  • U Can’t Touch This, MC Hammer
  • Psyche, Ant & Dec (PJ & DUNCAN)