All Together Now: Choreographed Wedding Dances That Make Us Smile

If viral videos are any indication, the dancing at weddings today could give Broadway a run for its money. While we’re fans of all types — medleys, dance-offs, flash mobs — our faves all have one thing in common: they really show off the bride and grooms personalities.

Considering an impromptu “surprise” performance at your own wedding? The following are a good place to start for inspiration. Just remember, if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right!

Ceremony Processionals and Recessionals

"Forever" a Classic
With over 92 million views, this video arguable started the trend of "flash mob" ceremony processionals. In 2009, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz danced down the aisle — and into our hearts — with their whimsical take on the traditional wedding march. Dancing to Chris Brown’s “Forever,” the entire wedding party made it look effortless, probably because they really were having that much fun.

A High-Flying Act Down the Aisle
Who says you have to keep your feet on the ground? The groom’s antics are even cuter considering he — and his fellow parkour groomsmen — wrap up their acrobatic feats before the bride ever makes an appearance... though we think it’s safe to assume she was in on the secret.


Post-Ceremony Dance Party
Clocking in at over nine minutes, this bride and groom devised a seriously epic exit strategy. The ceremony ends innocently enough, until the minister calls them back for a rockin’ dance medley no guest will ever forget.


Next: Unforgettable First Dances 

The First Dance

Epic Wedding Music Video With 250 Guests in One Take
Call it controlled chaos — somehow, Robert and Teresa pull off the greatest anti-choreographed music video ever. Done in one take, guests received instructions via envelopes at their tables and, at go time, hurried to get into position. The result? A well-timed butt prosthetic, shout-outs to Patrón, and a really sweet finale. The best part is that couple has a lasting memory featuring every single one of their 250 guests.

First Dance Interrupted
With more than 14 million hits, the Brubakers' first dance has been a YouTube fave for nearly a decade. Three words describe why: “Baby Got Back!”


Rock the Reception With a Dance-off
Chelsea and Daniel barely make it through their first dance when they're "rudely" interrupted by the wedding party. What ensues is a dance off that really does rock the reception.

Next: Special Dances With Parents ►

Parent Dances  

Father/Daughter Dance Medley
Texans Ashley Richmond and David Sparks old-school-meets-new-school performance charmed the crowd. After the video went viral, the dancing duo took their act all the way to Times Square, where they performed it live on Good Morning America.


Mother/Son Wedding Dance
We have Kathy, and we have Blake, and now we have absolute dancin’ perfection. Really, Mom kills it in a marathon session of Jackson 5 moves, the Hammer Dance, and some shufflin’ thrown in for good measure — all while never wrinkling her dress jacket.

Mother/Daughter Wedding Dance
This mother/daughter pair start out on a sentimental note, but it's not long before they’re prancing around Gangnam Style... and we’re loving every minute of it.

Bride and Brother's Tribute Dance to Dad
Just when you think you might be reaching for the tissues, Jaclyn and her brother Eric honor their late father with a surprise dance that truly celebrates his memory.

Next: Amazing Flash Mobs ►

Unforgettable Performances

Groom's Dance Medley
Professional dancer Kirk Henning meant business when he choreographed a dance medley for his ballerina bride. But nothing could prepare Valerie Tellman-Henning for the end result —an electrifying mashup of Mark Ronson, “Top Gun,” and Britney Spears.


Seven Brothers' Epic Dance For Their Sister
The brothers start with a symbolic performance of the The Lion King’s “King of Africa” before donning sunglasses for “Men in Black,” performing the Electric Slide, and finishing with a rousing dance routine to One Direction’s “That’s What Makes You Beautiful.”

Training the Next Generation
Prepare yourself for cuteness overload. Little Judah shows he’s a dancin’ machine who can certainly hold his own with the big guys.

A Very Literal Interpretive Dance to "Baby"
It's hard to say what’s more endearing in this video — the infectious spirit of the groom, or the bride who can’t stop laughing. 

Groom & Groomsmen Dance
It’s so much fun watching Stephen Murray and his groomsmen dance their way through Bruno Mars’ “Marry You,” i'ts hard to imagine them ever using another song.

All About Beyoncé
A bride can never go wrong channeling Beyoncé at her wedding.

Bride Freaks Out During Kelly Clarkson Flash Mob Wedding Surprise
What do you do when the bride really, really likes Kelly Clarkson? These bridesmaids have the answer, and the choreographed performance builds to eventually involve everyone in the fun. The bride's reaction will make your day!


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