I really wanted to pull together surprise dance choreography to songs that would be personally meaningful for my fiancé’s family but was at a loss on where to start. Before l I found BollyWed Dance, I was looking through bollywood videos online on youtube…! – Not helpful. The BollyWed choreographer took time to look through various song options, help me understand the lyrical meanings of the different ones, and discern which was most appropriate for each of the three dances we were choreographing, including pulling together a multi-song montage to hit a few different key genres and dance styles. Then, she prepared careful, line-by-line choreography that was visually impactful but easy for our multi-ages family team (from toddlers to 40-somethings!) to learn. She really distinguished herself by creating customized movements that matched each new lyrical line in the music, both in terms of the musical sound but also the specific meaning of the words… this is something very special that few choreographers take the time and care to do. Not only does it make for a unique dance sequence to distinguish from other weddings, but also it made it easier for the family to learn and memorize, as it matched the meaning of the lines in the songs and made it especially fun for the kids!
BollyWed staff helped come up with a mix of customized and pre-prepared choreography to stay within my budget – not upselling me but really a very trustworthy vendor to work with and help you get the most bang for your buck – this is invaluable! This was hands down the best part of the whole wedding weekend. The dances were all surprises and it really brought the crowd together and created a special feeling of unity in the room that everyone talked about afterwards. For my groom, the bridal dance really swept him away. For what I paid, the BollyWed dances brought many times more ambiance and meaning to the weekend celebration per dollar than any of the other line items. It was also the one thing most important to me – I guess this was my self-indulgent wedding wish list item that I did for me! And in addition to the groom, my parents and the groom’s parents were truly filled with ebullient joy by the dances, which was a priceless gift I’ll never regret 🙂 I honestly can’t say enough.
And we are not friends, I had no personal connections to the BollyWed staff, and yet they treated me with such care and love, I will remain forever grateful. Don’t skimp, and let yourself do this, it is a joy you will have for the rest of your life (just make sure someone videotapes it!)