Friday, July 25, 2014

Lift Expectations: Choosing You're Last Song Thoughtfully

Choosing a song for the last dance at your reception can be difficult.  Some couples want to end the party with a love song to keep the mood romantic, so they choose songs like "What a Wonderful World" ""At Last" or "Wonderful Tonight".

Other couples use the lyrics of the song to send the message that this is indeed the last song of the night by choosing songs like "Last Dance", "Save the Last Dance" or "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)".

Then there are participation songs that people sing along and dance with that keep the energy high, send a sweet message or allow everyone, young and old, to get involved like "Don't Stop Believin", "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" or "Theme form New york, New York"

One thing to note; when you decide to end your reception with the song "(I've had) The Time of My Life" from the movie "Dirty Dancing", there is a certain expectation.  Regardless of how dangerous or impossible performing a lift while wearing a wedding dress seems, guests get giddy with anticipation that the couple will suddenly transform into Baby and Johnny and WOW them with a show stopping lift in the center of the dance floor.  Trust me on this.  They're all thinking it and hoping for it.


Here are some video examples of what we typically see at weddings that end with (I've Had) The Time of My Life".

Alison and John succumb to the calling of the song by doing a simple, "hug" lift and gentle spin that ends with a sweet kiss.

Noelle and James kick it up a notch with a modified overhead lift and spin that was a real crowd pleaser.

Not to be outdone, Kristy and Stephen give the crowd a sweet little lift and adorable pose.  They were kind of pressured into it, but you'll see.

Will you be ready when your guests expect a WOW moment?