The Longest Married Couple Dance

Sorry, no top-5 this week. I looked around and decided I’d be better off waiting for next week. If anyone found any good ones they want to share, please do!

So anyway, sticking to the staying married for a long time theme, I did read on Weddingbee about the “Longest Married” dance some people are doing at their wedding instead of the bouquet toss. Has anybody heard about this or seen it done?

Here’s how it works, all the married couples are called out to the dance floor then the DJ will ask people married less than a certain number of years to get off the dance floor. This progresses to higher and higher years until the couple married the longest is left. Then the bride presents her bouquet to that couple.

Seems like a nice break with tradition. What do you think?

I found a video on YouTube of one of these dances, you might want to jump to around the 3:30 mark on the video. The beginning is just the dj talking about something. (You have to click on the link below.


And finally to end the week an inspirational video from Louisiana…

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#1 Melissa DiStefano on 08.24.07 at 1:10 pm

We do the longest married couple dance at a fair amount of weddings, adn it’s really nice to show others that there is still happiness, togetherness, and what the newly married couple has to look forward to, many, many happy years together.

Alot of the time the bride and groom know who’s married the longest and has a nice gift for them after they are done with their dance.

#2 Blue Orchid Designs on 08.26.07 at 2:32 am

This dance has been quite popular in AZ for a few years now. I personally don’t care for it (or the toss for that matter), but probably only because I am bored with it already! :) I do think it is a better alternative than some of the other reception “traditions” and is a nice way to honor those who have stuck through the thick and thin.

#3 Pam on 03.10.08 at 5:40 pm

I recently attended a wedding where the DJ did this and at the end, he said something like: the know the secret to a happy marriage, they are still dancing.

#4 joan on 11.22.09 at 12:48 pm

I used to like this idea; in fact, I suggested it to my sister and she did it at her wedding.
Since then, I am planning my own wedding, to a man who was married before and whose first wife died, and it has made me think – is this idea actually hurtful to couples where one of them has died? Rubbing it in that it might have been them dancing up there, if you see what I mean…

#5 admin on 11.22.09 at 1:30 pm

Joan, that is definitly a thought provoking comment and a perspective that I didn’t think of.

Thanks for sharing,

#6 Judi on 01.16.12 at 4:45 pm

My daughter is planning to do the anniversary dance at her upcoming wedding, and since my sister is a widow, I asked her about this very thing. She said it would be sad, not having her late husband to dance with, but certainly didn’t want to stop others from dancing.

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