Good lord! Posted by jofjonesboro 1/25/2011 6:06:00 AM
Give yourself plenty of time (several months, ideally) and work with an experienced instructor. You can space out a handful of lessons (and therefore contain the cost) as long as you have a specific practise goal, after each lesson, and you then make time to practise, practise, practise....
It's a wedding dance, not a showcase on DWTS.
It's pretty clear that the OP is trying to keep this as simple as possible. A couple of private lessons and a little practice will be enough. They do have other things to spend their time and money on, you know.