How to Do the Dip at Your Wedding

How to Do the Dip at Your Wedding

Capturing the big dip on the dance floor, especially with a dramatic kiss, is much harder than it appears. Moves can be awkward, hair can be unruly, and looking graceful can take a bit of practice. If you want to see how photographers capture the big moment or learn how to make your own look flawless, scroll down to see 8 fun photos and get 7 great tips for doing the dip with style. 

 #1 Always signal to your partner you are ready to dip them by placing your hand between their shoulder blades and applying a little bit of pressure. That way they’ll know you literally have their back when it comes time to make your move. 

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Photo by La Vie Photo - San Juan Island wedding photographers

#2 Make sure you have plenty of space and there is nothing on the floor or near you before you begin. 

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Photographed by Procopio Photography, Washington D.C wedding photographers

#3 Lean your partner back with confidence. Keep your legs hip width-apart and plant your right foot forward to support your weight and theirs. 

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Photographed by Dark Roux Photography, Louisiana wedding photographer

#4 Don’t lean over too far or you could end up dropping your partner instead of dancing with them.

Groom dipping bride and almost dropping her - Vinson Image, Arkansas wedding photographer
Groom dipping bride and almost dropping her - Vinson Images, Arkansas wedding photographer
Couple doing the dip - photographed by Shane P. Watts - Arkansas wedding photographers
Photographed by Shane P. Watts - Malta wedding photographers

#5 Maintain the dip for 2 full seconds to make it dramatic and give your photographer time to capture the moment.

Photographed by Al Gawlik, Texas wedding photographer
Photographed by Al Gawlik, Texas wedding photographer

#6 Bring your partner back up gracefully and know your next moves. If you’re doing the dip during your first dance this may be a great time for a twirl and a kiss. 

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Photographed by Cameron Zegers Photography, Seattle wedding photographer

#7 Practice your steps at least 5 times before your big day, and you’ll be all set to make the magic happen! 

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Photographed by Dark Roux Photography, Louisiana wedding photographers

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