When you are planning your wedding it can feel like there is a lot of pressure for some things to go right. But at the end of the day, it is your day and you need to make sure that you really take it all in and enjoy it, rather than have it be something that is stressing you out.
One of the things that you can make really fun and enjoyable on your wedding day is your wedding reception, and more specifically, your first dance. It is something that all guests at the wedding look forward to seeing, and it is a lovely time for you and your new spouse to share an extra romantic moment together. So this is something that you can really go to town on if you want, to make it your own. Here are some tips to help you to make the first dance fun, memorable, and one of the best parts of your wedding.
A whole song to dance to can be quite long when guests are just stood on the sidelines. Three or four minutes doesn’t sound like a long time, but when you’re just being watched, it can really drag. So how about having half of the song just for the two of you, and then the rest for guests to come along and join in with?
Practice really does make perfect. So if you and your other half want to wow or even add in a little surprise of your own, then practising how you want to do things means that it is more likely to go how you want it to on the day.
As well as practising how you want things to look on the day, you need to think about practising in the shoes that you will be wearing on the day too. No doubt they will be new shoes, with quite a shiny sole. A dance floor and new shoes aren’t always the best combination; who remembers when Monica and Chandler got married? So practice, practice, and wear shoes!
Most weddings will go for a DJ for the reception, but how about looking at wedding bands instead? It could make for something a little different and more memorable, and they could be playing your favourite type of music for you too.
Choosing a song that is meaningful to the two of you is a really important part of the first dance. It may seem a little off-the-wall to others, but as long as it means something to you, then it is all good. Stick to traditional choices if you want, or something different; the choice is yours. Just make it meaningful.
If you have something in mind and it doesn’t quite go to plan, then there is only you that knows about it. So if you mess up slightly or go off time to the music, carry on. No one is going to know or care unless you make a big deal out of it.