One subject that continually is mentioned at our pre-wedding meetings, relates to one dance of the evening; the couple’s first dance!
This blog will hopefully provide you with some hints and tips to ensure this special dance is smooth, relaxed and fun.
- Keep it simple. Don’t put pressure on yourselves to learn a dance routine. While this can work fantastically well if you have the confidence and time, it can add more stress to your wedding plans which you already have much of!
- Do you really need to do an individual first dance at all? If you are too self-conscious, this can be your worst nightmare. On several occasions Gordy is a DJ has suggested to a shy couple that they start the evening with a family dance where they are not alone on the floor at all – works well and an open dance floor soon follows. The pressure on the couple is removed.
- Choose a song that means something to you both. Often we hear that couples spend hours trying to select an appropriate piece of music and lose sleep over this! It is only 3 or 4 minutes out of your special day and ultimately there will be equally if not more memorable parts of the day to look back on.
- Don’t be frightened to select an upbeat track. While it is traditional to dance to a slow, romantic song often some couples prefer a faster number. The first dance will appear to pass more quickly if it is a more lively and light-hearted song! Slow or fast – there is no right or wrong – an individual preference always.
- Rehearse a few steps if you feel you have to. Gordy is a DJ advises that swaying from side to side, shufflling for a few paces is perfectly NORMAL and makes no difference to the photographs that will be taken!
- Invite the rest of the wedding party to join you. We always suggest to our couples that after the first chorus, the bridal party join you on the floor. This lifts the onus on you both immediately.
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
Quotation from W Purkey.
Hopefully Gordy is a DJ has offered some friendly but effective advice. For more ideas in this vain, please see the blog on how to achieve a full dance floor at your wedding here
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