Cupid's Pulse Article: Donald Faison Says Jessica Simpsons Wedding Was a ‘Major Dance Party’Cupid's Pulse Article: Donald Faison Says Jessica Simpsons Wedding Was a ‘Major Dance Party’

By Laura Seaman

Jessica Simpson’s wedding, which took place on July 5, was big and beautiful, as anyone can see from the massive media coverage. The reception that followed, according to one of Simpson’s good friends actor Donald Faison, was “awesome”. Faison’s wife told that they had a wonderful time. Faison added, “We danced the night away!”

What are some unique ways to incorporate dancing into your wedding?

Cupid’s Advice:

For some people, dancing is awkward. For others it’s a passion, maybe even a career. But to many of us, it’s just plain fun and to be expected at any good wedding reception. Some people might have a hard time getting over the initial nervousness of actually walking onto the dance floor, so here are some tips to get your gets out of the seats and onto their feet:

1. Play songs that encourage group dancing. It might sound cheesy, and initially they might make you go “uugh”, but songs like the Cha Cha Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Wobble are all hits that many people recognize and know how to dance to. Even if they don’t know at first, the steps are pretty easy to learn.

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2. Coordinate a dance with the wedding party. It’s becoming more and more popular for wedding parties to put together a choreographed dance for the guests at their reception. It doesn’t have to be a work of art, or even super rehearsed. If your guests see the wedding party putting it all out there on the dance floor, they’ll be more comfortable doing it, too!

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3. Do a dollar dance! This is a tradition done by some couples at some point during the reception. The bride and groom go out on the dance floor and the wedding guests can come up and pay a dollar (or any amount really) to dance with either the bride or groom. The dance will usually last just a minute or two, as a line will begin to form eventually. Not only will it fill the dance floor, but it will help you get more money to spend on your honeymoon!

How did you get guests dancing at your wedding? Let us know in the comments!