The Wedding Dance Specialists The Wedding Dance Specialists
<November 2007 Wedding Dance 411>

" We turned our dance lessons into a dinner and dancing date! It became a welcomed weekly escape from our hectic wedding planning." Cindy Rich, Newlywed and Assistant Editor of Washingtonian Magazine "

November 2007 Newsletter

Dance Tip: Dance Partner Combinations

An elegant demonstration of family unity and proper etiquette would include all of the following combinations :
First Dance for Bridal Couple
Bride and her Father/Step-Father
Groom and his Mother/Step-Mother
Bride/Best Man
Groom/Maid of Honor

Planning Tip: Finding a Reception Site and Avoiding Common Pitfalls

Finding the right reception site for your wedding may be the most challenging task you face. That's mainly because of the big bucks involved. Here are some top sources to find affordable sites:
- Your Wedding Cooordinator
- Caterers
- Other Newlyweds
- Visitor/Tourism Bureau
- Local Parks Department
- Chamber of Commerce
- Online Wedding Chatboards
- Online Wedding Search Engines

Below is some guidance on the types of questions to ask the coordinator at the reception site or ask to review a sample contract before making your final selection to avoid common pitfalls and unexpected additional expenses:

1. How many guests can the space accommodate?
How many hours does the rental fee cover? What are the overtime charges?
3. Is there an in-house caterer or a list of approved caterers?
4. are there any cooking restrictions?
5. Is there a piano available? Does it cost extra?
6. What other events are occuring at the site on the day of your wedding?
7. Are there any union rules you must follow?
8. Are there any minimum requirements-especially during peak season?
Is there a music curfew?
10. Are there any vendor insurance requirements?

Movie Review:  Grease

When wholesome good girl Sandy and greaser renegade Danny fall in love over the summer, they never expect to see each other again. But when they both discover that they're now attending the same high school, social differences challenge their romance. Dance and Romance the perfect combination for a movie!

Date Night
Event: Bellydance Superstars
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Location: Birchmere Theatre, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA  22305
Tickets: Ticketmaster
Cost: $29.50
Details: The Bellydance Superstars have, in the space of four years, performed almost 500 concerts in 18 countries to over 1 million people and more than 60 television shows to over 100 million viewers. Their DVDs and CDs are bestsellers, and workshops are typically sellouts and in high demand. All in all, things are good for the world’s only full-time, professional bellydance troupe.

Vendor Special Offer

We pre-screen and negotiate with wedding vendors on your behalf to make your wedding planning easier!

Brian Block - RE/MAX Allegiance Realtor/Attorney, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, ePRO (licensed in VA and DC)
Now that you are about to merge your life with your fiance, you may be looking to sell or purchase real estate. Click the banner below to leisurely view Northern Virginia Area homes from the comfort of your home. Brian Block is a Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Attorney plus a newlywed, Co-Founder of The Wedding Dance Specialists and Assistant Instructor for Wedding Dance Practice Sessions. Click on the banner to go to or call - 703-626-0715
Present this coupon to receive:
1. A FREE Home buyer's Seminar with expert advice from a real estate professional, mortgage lender & settlement co. (value priceless). Next scheduled seminar: Saturday, February 24th in Alexandria to cater to the increasing homebuyer demand. Ellen Coolidge Burke Library located at 4701 Seminary Road in Alexandria, VA. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch provided) Details here
2. a FREE HOME APPRAISAL (value $350)
3. 2 FREE private ballroom dance lessons when you use his services for purchasing your home. (value $170)

The Wedding Dance Specialists - SALE!

SAVE 10% ON ALL DANCE LESSONS! Lessons can be scheduled up to one year from date of purchase. Sale expires November 15, 2007

Dance Bloopers

I guess her partner is not interesting enough...
Focusing on your audience during your First Dance is not respectful of your partner.

Wedding Etiquette: Wearing the Family Heirloom

If a family heirloom ring is offered to youto be worn in place of a ring of your choice,
the suggestion should be appreciated as a generous gesture of love. However, you are
not obligated to accept this gift just because it exists, no matter how many
generations it may have been in the family.If you feel uncomfortable in taking the ring
for any reason, you needn't accept it. Simply decline graciously.