For some couples the ‘first dance’ is up there as one of the most exciting moments of their wedding day. Others will probably be dreading it– all eyes focused on them, under the spotlight and it’s probably going to be caught on film too. So now is the time to make your first dance an unforgettable moment for you and your guests– for all the right reasons!
If you are confident dancers and could give the celebrities on Strictly Come Dancing a run for their money then you are probably fine with taking centre stage, perhaps even looking forward to it. However, if you’ve got two left feet and don’t want to be embarrassed, then it might be a good idea to build up your confidence with some professional dancing lessons.
Of course, you don’t have to have a first dance together– but tradition dictates you should and why not see it as an opportunity to do something new together? You could learn a choreographed number and then you’ve got the perfect party piece to break out at any time!
Some songs are made for the first dance at your wedding, such as ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’ by the timeless crooner Andy Williams, ‘It had to be you’ by Harry Connick Jr or the more recent hit, ‘She’s the one’ by Robbie Williams. Ultimately, you should pick a song that means something to you as a couple.
Of course, you could opt out of anything formal and just have a intimate embrace on the dance floor. If your routine doesn’t go entirely to plan, it really doesn’t matter.
Just choose some music you both love, have fun and enjoy the moment. And if you’re nervous, why not ask your friends and family to join you on the dance floor after the first chorus?
Jessica at Gosfield Hall