You have probably seen the sluggish “Here comes the bride” trot a million times before at every wedding you attended. The bridal party drags one foot ahead of the other without urgency because it is that one day when the world stands still to behold the union of two charmed lovers.
But at the back of your mind you know you wouldn’t mind a change once in a while: perhaps something more original if not livelier. In fact you have the same kind of ideas for your own wedding. Nowadays, wedding culture is changing as more couples incorporate alternative approaches to what was the norm. One of those changes has been a shift in wedding marches.
1. Ball Room Music
Ball room dancing is an elegant way to make your entrance as the bridal party into the church. This is especially so for anyone who would like to add a royal touch to the occasion. Whilst there are many dance moves and techniques that can be applied, the Foxtrot is perhaps the smoothest yet simplest one. It involves synchronized steps forwards and to the side between each groomsman and bridesmaid as they face each other.
2. Traditional/Contemporary Kenyan Music
Kenyans have a special place in their hearts for local wedding music. If you are planning to win the hearts of the extended clan in attendance, most of whom may not be as fond of Western music, try marching to modern renditions of traditional songs like Lazizi by Sauti Sol or Haiya by Harry Kimani. These would easily do the trick for such an audience.
3. Naija Music
The great thing about Nigerian artistes is that they have a certain flare for romance. Their songs can woo anyone into an enchanted trance. It can also spark a cheerful atmosphere during your wedding march. Songs like No One Like You by P Square or Kedike by Chidinma add a much more lively and authentic African feel to the entrance. They also provide an opportunity for the bridal party to dance freely.
Many ladies believe that Spanish culture is highly romantic and charming. With a wedding march that puts together great salsa inspired moves and the sounds of a Spanish guitar, you can be sure to have the highlight of your wedding even before the reception begins. The chosen Salsa moves need not be complicated or fast since they are not meant for a dancing competition. Even the most basic ballad such as the Malaguena coupled with the Cha-Cha or the Rumba basic step can be learnt in a day and would be easy to remember.
Whatever wedding style entrance you choose, the idea is to step away from the norm. Get creative on this special day to make it memorable for the guests.