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If you didn't start planning your dream first dance after watching Beauty and the Beast we can't help you.



Just kidding 😜


"I just don't want to awkwardly hug and sway!"

"I want us to have fun!"

"Ummm, my wedding is in 2 weeks!"

"I used to dance but he has two left feet!"


We have heard it all and designed custom dances (gameplans) for all types of deadlines, ability, style, and difficulty level of wedding dress. Our mission at Love Dance HTX is not only for you to be happy with your first wedding dance but enjoy the learning and bonding process together. When you wait until the last minute it becomes more stressful and less enjoyable.


It is never too early to start dancing together!


For one thing, you can use your moves at your friends's weddings, holiday parties, vacations, etc! Check out our client reviews why this is the "best part of wedding planning!"


Another perk is it takes the anxiety and unknown of you being judged and shamed by your instructor and fiancé. You'll find we are a safe space.

There's nothing more romantic than music, dancing in each other's arms and drinks (we are byob!) plus the longer you practice the more natural the moves look which is what we call "muscle memory".


This is a great birthday or holiday present!


Getting closer to the big day.....two or three months out? Most of our couples take 3-10 lessons (the 5 session is our most popular). We start your first lessons with getting the choreography knocked out, so we have more time to make the dance fit the music and then look natural. Even if you're doing a 3 lesson program, it's better to start with the choreography lesson first and then book a follow up lesson in the next week or two and your last one 4-10 days of your wedding. This also gives us some wiggle room if you start freaking out and want an extra session.


Also, most couples don't anticipate that the final month before the wedding a lot is happening. Usually there are final vendor payments, that damn seating chart, dealing with all of your friends who don't read the wedding website and ask you in person. You might get sick or have last minute travel plans for work. we want to make sure we get you in early before brain goes into final countdown mode.


Uh oh, my wedding is at the end of the month. Help!

Don't worry we do have a one or two lesson option. We record everything we do on your phone so you can go home, practice, and write it down. A one lesson approach will be a very simple one, how to walk on the floor, make sure you dance to the beat of your song, where to end, how to do a dip. When you are stressed it's especially important to have an action plan!


Recently engaged? Book a date night lesson or our signature Wedding Prep 101! This is a great way to meet us, have a great date night and see how we do things at Love Dance HTX without a sleazy sales pitch.


And if you are absolutely the worst dancer in the world... well at least you brought wine.



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So, the big question for most of you is "Do I wait until next year or have a small wedding now?" Sigh. You imagined all your friends and family traveling to support you and come together to celebrate your amazing union. And they should! That's ok! Life (as we have seen) is tough and it is better with friends and family by our sides. The people that show up to your wedding are most likely the ones you will lean on in some way or another. We have all realized how important spending time and making memories are with people that matter because life is unpredictable and beautiful but at times fragile. Fortunately, you have had the love of your life by your side during quarantine and can't wait to marry them!


But I want my wedding!

Ok, the bottom line. $$$ Nobody plans to have two weddings. One is probably 30% more than you planned on spending. You can still make your fiance' your wife or husband for less than $3000 and begin your new life together NOW. That's less than most Gucci bags. Reschedule your venue and vendors for next year and celebrate with everyone else that matters in your life....safely. We all can't wait to party next year!


Every business making weddings memorable and special have been hurt by COVID-19 and most people in the industry are accommodating rescheduling as well as offering steep discounts for services this year. Let's look at what you need to get officially married and think fondly of that day. We are not talking about going to the courthouse but having an actually beautiful and romantic day, celebrate your love and giving COVID-19 the finger.


What do you need to get married and not feel slighted?

1. Each other!


2. A Marriage License (you need it anyways, no added cost)


3. Officiant

Pastors need extra work too now! $100-$200

Or have a family or friend marry you! $0


4. It's Houston Texas...an indoor venue would be ideal.

Venues are offering packages NEVER offered before! You can book a 2 hour

elopement rental with wedding party march music, bridal entrance music,

background music, mood lighting, plates for cake and champagne flutes for as

little as $795 or add on extra time for a mini reception. You can have tables

and chairs, BYOB, and make your own playlist played on a real sound system,

not just one or two speakers set up. Most will let you still have a reception for. 

50 guests to safely socially distance. Consider booking a day rate (most of us

working from home still!) You can have a more DIY wedding that doesn't look

DIY! Love Dance HTX will even include a complimentary wedding dance

lesson! Intimate wedding reception (6-8 hours) $1100-$1800.


5. Cake

Go with a small round cake for about $75 White with real flowers (DIY) looks

great!


6. Photographer

It's not an all day wedding and videography you are booking. Family,

ceremony, you and your now spouse 30min-1 hour $300-$500


7. Wedding Party

Optional, if you want to wait until everyone can make it, wait until next year.

If you have a special person to stand with each of you do it!


8. Food and Alcohol

Yes! Find a venue that will let you bring in your own food and alcohol. You

can keep it less by jus offering beer and wine or go to Specs or Total Wine and

buy the liquor! A signature drink will also keep liquor cost down. Bring finger

foods/appetizers or book a nice Caterer for appetizers that is presented

beautifully. Bring in a food truck! $500+ You can always serve champagne and

cake!


Don't worry about impressing everyone. If they show up they want to be there. They want to celebrate you two joining lives. You already have everything else paid for if you want to celebrate next year with everyone. Don't lose your deposits and well picked vendors and don't lose wanting to to start life as a married couple!



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Updated: Oct 14, 2020

Love Dance HTX's Wedding Prep 101! also gives couples an idea to what to expect on their big day. We give couples a rough idea on the do's and don't s and we offer them a blueprint. f having a very good rather very bad wedding dance is the reason why people come. But because it is so much fun couples end up coming back! Click Here to Book


Love Dance HTX's Wedding Prep 101! also gives couples an idea to what to expect on their big day. We give couples a rough idea on the do's and don'ts and we offer them a blueprint.

We know most people are nervous about dancing, especially in front of other people, so we create the perfect date night vibe. The lights are low, everyone is engaged (you have a lot in common!) and everyone brings a bottle of wine or beer (yes, bring the cooler!) It's casual date night attire (no athletic wear), romantic music and we start with the basics.

This is a fun date night. A class that teaches you how to create a romantic intimate connection with your fiance' to romantic music.



The instruction of the class is to introduce you to some moves you might use for your First Dance and begin moving together comfortable so you look natural. These are also moves you can use at your friends' weddings, parties, galas and more. The mission of Love Dance HTX is to create a lifelong physical and intimate connection for spouses through dance.



What to Expect:

Check in is at 8:30pm. From 8:30pm-8:45pm couples mingle and enjoy their beverage. Sometimes we have couples that have been taking private lessons rehearse their First Dance routine during this time to practice in front of a live audience.


What to Bring:


Wine or beer (most couples bring a bottle of wine, we provide wine glasses and wine opener). Holler Brewing Co is next door feel free to bring a To-Go cup here! We will ask you and your wedding date if you have a song picked out. If you don't we will help steer you in the direction of choosing one and you will hear song ideas in the class.


How to Dress:


Date night casual. Most women wear jeans/pants and a blouse with flats. Some wear dresses but keep in mind we are going to learn how to dip and twirl! Make sure the dress isn't too short. Most men wear jeans and shoes with a leather sole. It is casual but remember it should feel like date night!


Please Uber: We are that fun. And off of Washington.


The lesson: A wedding dance is divided into 3 sections: the walk on/intro, the middle and the finale (big dip!) Owners Lisa and Chris Joubert will teach you moves that work with a wedding dress. How to walk on, how to start the dance, some twirls and a dip. It is taught in a choreography format so you can do the moves in the same order to feel more comfortable. After each section you are given time to practice while they walk around and help you with the moves and answer questions. It is paced so you can take mental breaks and refill your glass. The amount of choreography demonstrated is usually about 1.5 minutes (most wedding songs are 1:45 seconds-3 minutes).

What is the Difference Between a Group Class and Private Lessons?

Private lessons are designed to teach you custom choreography for your First Dance.


Our group classes are different than most studios-our group class goal is to allow you to enjoy dancing with each other, develop confidence that you can do this, and be able to learn moving together beyond the First Dance. Also, if you are new to dancing, nervous about the dance, or challenged in the coordinated department this allows you time to look more natural. We have many couples that start with the Wedding Prep 101! 6 months-1 year before the wedding (once or twice a month) and then started on custom choreography 2-4 months before the wedding. The "natural look" is learned through the repetition of the group class and is easier to learn custom choreography because you have been exposed to the moves of Wedding Prep 101. Our goal at Love Dance Houston is for you to enjoy dancing with each other for a lifetime and if your budget is not as flexible 3 Wedding Prep Classes are better than just 1 private lesson.



 


Please check our calendar or call 832-781-135 to book your Wedding Prep 101 class.



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