The Anniversary Dance

Many brides these days aren’t too keen on tossing the bouquet at the reception – often because there aren’t many single girls left to catch it. If this sounds like you, why not honour those couples who are living happily ever after instead?

-1853bwrThe anniversary dance is a lovely way to honor the guests attending the wedding who have been together the longest. You’ll need to ensure your MC or DJ understands the concept well before the night. Here’s how it goes…

All couples are invited onto the dance floor for a couple’s dance (married or not, that’s up to you).

After a short time, couples who have been together less than 1 year are asked to step off the floor.

After another few seconds, this is repeated using a larger number (you can choose the increments depending on the length of the song) and continues on (ie 10, 15, 25 years) until there is only one couple left on the floor, the one who has been together the longest.

A nice touch at this point would be for the MC to introduce the couple, ask them how long they’ve been together and then invite the Bride to come and present her bouquet to the lucky lady.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be the last ones standing at another anniversary dance someday in the future?

Can’t think of the right song for your anniversary dance? Here are my tip 10 picks:

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

This Old Love – Lior

L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

I can’t help falling in love with you – Elvis Presley

Can’t take my eyes off you – Frankie Valli

Everything – Michael Buble

Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers

Don’t Want To Miss a Thing – Aerosmith

Sway my way – Bic Runga

Do you think you’ll include the Anniversary Dance at your wedding? Let me know in the comments below…

originally discovered on The Wedding Bee