A Grand March has been an event opener for centuries. It’s time to show the intricacies and the date and find out what everyone else is wearing. A great march starts with a ball. It’s simply a march across the room with a partner, usually with music. It’s very easy and suitable for non-dancing partners. When a big march is announced, one has to find a partner and line up with others. Some may come on a date, others with a partner, and if they came alone they will ask for one to be alone.
A great march usually takes place after a wedding ceremony. It is made by couples led by the wedding couple. When organizing a wedding march, it is advisable to teach the couples the figures that will be used. The co-conspirators should be placed either directly behind the wedding couple or in the middle or at the very end of the line. If someone sits without a couple, he can direct the traffic. The great march is a traditional thing that leads to a formal ball. All couples stand in different figures and come through the hall.
During the great march, the bridesmaid, the groom’s husbands, and anyone attending the great march should bring something or wear a dress that represents the things or interests of the bride and groom. For example, if the bride is a nurse, the women participating in the great march can wear a white dress with a stethoscope around their necks, and the men can wear scrubs. This dress can be worn over a dress or a tuxedo.
Men usually wear a kilt to the great march and it is not necessary to have one. For a celebratory grand march, men can wear a suit and tie that would be appropriate for the event. For a semi-formal grand march, nice pants and a shirt might be very appropriate attire. If you’ve never worn a kilt or suit, this is the perfect time to borrow it and try it out.
In Scotland, ladies on a great march have a golden opportunity to wear this bride’s maid dress and bridal gowns that otherwise cannot be worn.
Grand March is the time to wear these dresses a few times. If you don’t have a dress, an attractive skirt and top dress for the march is certainly fine. Whatever the style of clothing you are wearing to a big march, make sure you are not wearing a narrow skirt or a dress that does not make you move your legs freely to dance.