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Salt Lake Wedding Dance

Salt Lake, Utah Wedding Dance

One thing you are sure to find at any wedding reception is dancing. The Bride and Grooms traditional “First Dance,” is always a highlight. A great way to take the first dance to the next level is to sign up for dance lessons to perfect your moves.

Farrah Valdez is the only ballroom dance instructor who specializes in wedding dance preparation in Salt Lake City. With over five years of teaching experience, a bachelor’s degree in ballroom dance, and over 25 years of dance experience, she is fully qualified to help anyone prepare. Her training includes: ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, ballroom, Latin, salsa, swing, and more. The variety of her background allows her to create a unique dance for every couple she works with.

Erica and Jeff

Erica and Jeff

Farrah started teaching dance at a studio in San Diego in 2011. It was there that she realized she loved teaching couples preparing for their wedding, and that there was a real market for wedding dance lessons. She started her own business and since then her mission has been to help people feel comfortable dancing at their wedding, have fun during their lessons, and create a custom dance unique to their goals.

Why wedding dance lessons? The biggest reason is because it give couples confidence dancing in front of their friends and family, and given it is a formal occasion and the only time they will ever “perform,” why not take advantage?! The second reason is because it is a part of the wedding planning process that couples can do together, and a part of the wedding that is fun and not stressful. Lastly, because it makes the wedding unique! Guests will love to see what the bride and groom have put together, and the potential for creativity is endless.

Every engaged couple has a different vision of how they want their dance to look on their wedding day. The majority of people just want to feel comfortable, and not “look stupid.” (That’s a direct quote, by the way, from 70% of her couples!) In those situations the couple wants to learn some basic steps, enough to not repeat the same step, and finish with a simple dip. The next group is looking for more then the basics, and they want to learn a larger variety of steps and some choreography. The last group wants to impress their audience with something original, perhaps an unexpected song choice, a fully choreographed dance, include members of the family or bridal party, or they want to do a medley of different songs and/or styles of dance. No matter what the goals, Farrah can help everyone!

What drives her in this business is seeing people’s progress, and watching their confidence grow. She loves to watch people develop a love of dance. Lastly, she loves seeing the photographs and videos after the wedding is over. She says, “It is a real honor to be included in someone’s wedding. I feel like I am a part of a time in their lives that they will always remember. I love knowing that I have helped them, and in most cases, took their vision beyond what they expected, and created something they and their guests will never forget!”

For more information about Farrah’s dance background, pricing, and faqs, you can visit her website at Salt Lake Wedding Dance She is also available for dance lessons outside of weddings, such as group choreography, group lessons, single lessons, and on-location lessons.

Utah Announcements: Locally made wedding invites (KUTV)

(KUTV) Brad Mills and Sara Wilson from Utah Announcements show you how many options you have when you buy your announcements and invitations locally from nearby designers.

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Utah Announcements

Thank you to all the past customers who have gotten us where we are today with this business and we are excited to keep giving brides custom wedding invitations at an affordable price. Contact us for more information about how we can help you get exactly what you want for your upcoming wedding.

My Invite List

We know compiling wedding addresses can be a stressful thing. This is especially true if your guest list is in the hundreds. With so many people to invite, the task of collecting all their addresses and managing that list can be daunting.

My Invite List is a great tool that solves this problem. Instead of using a Google Doc or Word document, you can use this website to create, organize, manage, and share your invitation list. Here’s how it works:

After creating your account, the first step is to send out your personalized link to all your friends and family you would like to invite to the wedding. This link will take them to a short form where they will enter their address and other relevant information. This information is then loaded onto your guest list.

Your guest list will continue to grow as people access your  link. Once you have collected all your addresses, you can download your list in an Excel, Text, or CSV format. Your addresses will be ready to print straight onto your labels or envelopes.

If printing your addresses seems overwhelming, this one-stop shop has you covered. In your account, you can purchase envelope printing and we will take care of the entire process for you. For just $0.25 per envelope, we will print all your addresses and send the envelopes to you directly. You can also purchase plain envelopes on your account.

This service is not only helpful for your invitations – it is also helpful for your thank you cards! When you go to write your thank you cards, you will be able to simply take addresses from your list and print them on your envelopes again.

Having everything in one place will help keep you organized and make the planning process easier. We hope that you will take advantage of this great free wedding planning service! To get started, please visit MyInviteList.com.

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How to Assemble Your Wedding Invitations Properly

So you have designed and printed your invitation, you’re done right? Close, but you’re missing one thing – the envelopes! The envelope is the first thing people will see when they receive your invitation so it’s important you get it right. You want the envelope to look beautiful and show you care about the guest receiving it. You have two options for putting information on your envelopes: handwrite it or type it.

Handwrite It

Some people write the addresses themselves, some hire a professional calligrapher. Either way, this is the most time and work intensive option, especially when you have hundreds of invitations to address. However, if you have the time and relatively small guest list, this is a great way to show your personal style

Type It

 

Your other option is to let a computer save you some time (and some hand pain) and type your addresses onto your envelopes. If you have already compiled a guest list and addresses on your computer, this is easy and quick. Typewritten addresses are simple and clean, making a great first inspiration as soon as your guests open their mailboxes.

As if typing the addresses does not already save you enough time, you don’t even have to do that! For just $0.25 each, we can address all of your invitations for you. We know you are probably stretched thin in the wedding planning process and we want to make it easier on you. This new service allows you to check one extra thing off your list and move on to other parts of your wedding. Let us help you! If you are interested in envelope printing, please visit this link to learn more: Envelope Printing.